Why you need a CMS

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Are you planning on making updates more than once a month?

Do you ever have time sensitive updates that require immediate publishing?

Are you comfortable paying more upfront but saving money on hourly updates over time?

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Why you need a CMS

  1. 1. WHAT IS A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMS)?A Content Management System (CMS) is a web-based program or application that allows you to create, edit and manage your website content.
  2. 2. WHAT IS IT REALLY?It allows web people to get out of the way and for content creators to contribute to their sitesIt free up content people up to create and disseminate great content and web people to focus on developing their sites not positing updates while ensuring the standardsA web designer can create a custom design for you and then integrate it as a “theme” or “template” for the CMS being used
  3. 3. HOW CAN A CMS HELP?With a Content Management System, you as a client can make updates to your own website without the need to call a “web guy”Usually we get clients who ask for a CMS because they have finally become tired of their web guy taking way too long to make simple text changes to their websiteWith the right CMS and the proper instruction from your web developer, your CMS should be very simple to use and make updates to content yourself
  4. 4. Are you planning on making updates more than once a month?Do you ever have time sensitive updates that require immediate publishing?Are you comfortable paying more upfront but saving money on hourly updates over time?
  5. 5. WHY YOU NEED A CMS - IDENTIFY THE NEEDTime since last updateLack of supportOut of date / in accurate informationWebmaster bottleneckSite wide changes are tedious
  6. 6. WHY YOU NEED A CMSSeparation of presentation and content Design can be changed without touching the contentContent is structured and managed Content is stored as structured dataUsers are managed Limited access and rolesContent is dynamic Allows you to have the site display content based on content data or user data (think: news or events listings)
  7. 7. WHY YOU NEED A CMS
  8. 8. CMS MYTHSCMSs are not freeCMSs are not turn keyCMSs are not a replacement for web peopleCMSs are not a silver bulletCMSs don’t fix personnel / personal problemsCMSs don’t create content or magically update itCMSs will not fix your flawed process
  9. 9. SOME STATS - HIGHER ED CMS USAGE SURVEY, 2011
  10. 10. HIGHER ED CMS USAGE SURVEY, 2011 – CMSCHOICE
  11. 11. HIGHER ED CMS USAGE SURVEY, 2011 – CMSSATISFACTION

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