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content management system

A software suite that is used to create and manage documents and websites. The term is generally associated with Web content, but systems are developed to maintain all kinds of information (see document management system).

One of the features of a comprehensive content management system (CMS) versus a basic Web authoring program is its ability to update the entire site when global changes are made, eliminating the tedium of updating each page one at a time. The CMS may allow the Web designer to manage the site from a single console, and it may also provide versioning, which keeps track of all the changes made to each Web page so they can be rolled back if necessary.

The CMS accepts third-party plug-ins that provide functions such as banner advertising, shopping carts, blogs, wikis, newsletters, opinion polls, chat rooms and forums. Over the years, a few Web publishers have custom-coded their own content management systems, but there have been myriad CMS packages available on the market offering quite a variety of different features and approaches. However, as of 2015, the most popular open source CMS platform is WordPress. Joomla! and Drupal come in a distant second and third. See WordPress, Drupal, Joomla! and OSCOM.
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Content management systems may offer built-in personalization tools.
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As a contributor to the report, Gottlieb provided commentary on TYPO3, Plone and Zope, three leading open source content management systems.
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RAOM is a documented API that enables third parties to build integrations between Arbortext and repositories such as content management systems.
The community is also enhancing JEMS platform with related technologies such as portlets and content management systems that enable enterprises to pick and choose the extensions that make the most sense for their portal applications.
RedDot is a recognized leader in content management systems (CMS) and enterprise content management systems (ECM) for mid-size organizations around the world.
For enterprises with an investment in Enterprise Content Management Systems (ECMS) such as Interwoven, Stellent and Documentum, integrating these systems, especially if the organisation has multiple CMS applications, into the IBM Websphere Portal can be extremely difficult, time consuming and costly.
The problem is, those companies that have installed complex content management systems in the past, today find that they are underutilized thanks to complex interfaces and large feature-sets that do not meet the needs of today's enterprise.
Targeted to CLOs and other training executives, content developers, and program managers, the 130-page report offers a comprehensive look at factors driving adoption of learning content management systems (LCMSs), purchasing considerations, the differences between LCMS suites and stand-alone solutions, implementation considerations, and acquisition costs.

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