CMS - Content Management Systems

A content management system (CMS) is a system used to
manage the content of a Web site....

Content management systems are deployed primarily for interactive use by a potentially large number of contributors although it also suits a single contributor just as well.
The content managed includes computer files, image media, audio files, electronic documents and web content. The idea behind a CMS is to make these files available inter-office, as well as over the web. A Content Management System would most often be used as an archive as well.

Many companies use a CMS to store files in a non-proprietary form. Companies use a CMS to share files with ease, as most systems use server-based software, even further broadening file availability.
Web content management systems are often used for storing, controlling, versioning, and publishing industry-specific documentation such as news articles, operators' manuals, technical manuals, sales guides, and marketing brochures.

A content management system may support the following features:

  • Controls documents and multimedia material
  • Identifies key users and their content management roles
  • Assigns roles and responsibilities to different content categories or types
  • Defines content workflow tasks, often coupled with event messaging so that content managers are alerted to changes in content
  • Tracks and manages multiple versions of a single instance of content
  • Publishes the content to a repository to support access to the content. Increasingly, the repository is an inherent part of the system, and incorporates enterprise search and retrieval
  • Allow the textual aspect of content to be separated to some extent from formatting. For example the CMS may automatically set default color, fonts, or layouts

ITS GUI Web Media are able to offer a variety of CMS Solutions, so please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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