What is a Content Management System (CMS)?
Content Management System (CMS) is a computer software system for the organization and creation of documents and other content (text, pictures, video and other media).
A Content Management System is frequently a web application used for managing websites and web content, although, in many cases, Content Management Systems require special client software for editing and constructing articles.
Do you need a Content Management System ?
A CMS is mainly used to manage and control a large, dynamic collection of Web material (HTML documents and their associated images). It facilitates content creation, content control, editing, and many essential Web maintenance functions. Usually the software provides authoring (and other) tools designed to allow users with little or no knowledge of programming languages, or mark-up languages, to create and manage content with relative ease of use.
A Content Managment System is used for:
Managing content: define, create, organize, secure and search
Separate content from presentation: defined templates.
Publishing Web content such as web pages
Business Workflow. Facilitate Data entry (into and from a database)
Localization: different versions presented to users in their own language
Content is King. Long live the King!
Since the rise of technology in the late 20th century, the goal of marketing departments everywhere has remained the same – to get your “message” out, whether it’s a product, service, mission, or any other goal. However, as technology advanced and Web 2.0 arrived, the means by which we seek to achieve this goal have changed. Now, the goal is getting the right message out to the right audience.
CMS is used to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes
Corporate Web sites or portals. Corporate intranets and extranets Online magazines, Newspapers, and Publications
Simple E-commerce and online reservations or government applications
Small business Web sites, Non-Profit and Organizational Web sites, Community Portals, School and Church Web sites, Personal or Family Homepages.