Content Management Systems Today


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A look at 10 key factors every content management system must follow in order to be relevant in the internet of today and how the internet has changed CMS.

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Content Management Systems Today

  1. 1. Content Management How the internet has changed CMS.
  2. 2. 10 key factors every content management system must follow in order to be relevant in the internet of today.
  3. 3. More than one. No longer is it a single website to keep updated. Content is managed across a large variety of platforms. A single-site content management system is insufficient for today’s internet. FACT
  4. 4. Focused features. Rather than trying to accomplish everything with a single tool, users will use the software best suited for a particular job. Content management systems for today’s internet should focus on some key features which differentiate them from others. FACT
  5. 5. Usability matters. With the ubiquity of design frameworks and the greater attention to the user experience, users have come to expect easy-to-use software. Content management systems today cannot succeed without paying attention to usability and design. FACT
  6. 6. Global awareness. The majority of the world now has internet access and is available online. Users are vastly spread out around the planet. Content management systems today must be aware of user location and deliver appropriate content as well as handle language and culture diversity. FACT
  7. 7. Infinite devices. The days of computer and laptop only internet browsing is gone. Users today access the internet through an infinite list of devices. Content management systems must deliver content in a limitless number of mediums. FACT
  8. 8. Search centric. FACT Content is added to the internet daily at astonishing rates. Users commonly use search engines to find the right content. Content management systems must provide deep integration with various searchable fields and formats.
  9. 9. Media ready. FACT Text-only content is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Content today comes in many forms including video, audio, pictures, and more. Content management systems must be capable of handling a large variety of media formats.
  10. 10. Purpose driven. FACT Users create content for a multitude of reasons. Content is not merely brochure information, but can also be e-commerce, instructional, interactive, and more. Content management systems have to handle many types of content and purposes.
  11. 11. Speedy. FACT Sites which take more than a few milliseconds to load are often abandoned by users. Speed matters. Content management systems must be fast in storing, retrieving, and displaying information.
  12. 12. Secured. FACT Users store an enormous amount of personal information on the internet. Security is critically important to maintain. Content management systems must place a priority on securing and protecting user data.
  13. 13. Content Management is much more than article management.
  14. 14. Questions? David Hurley @dbhurley (twitter, linkedin, github, facebook)