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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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Palo Alto, California, switched to a content management system to keep the Web site's content current and make better use of the site as an information and marketing tool, says Wendy Kuehnl, marketing director.
A few days after installing a content management system, she had almost completely updated the entire site, adding new feature articles to the home page, links to other online resources, and newspaper articles, as well as updating the calendars of events.
A good content management system should allow the organization to control who has access to which files as well as track who made what changes and when they made them.
In addition, Vivisimo Velocity will allow ASME to index its content management systems with minimum reconfiguration, allowing Web site programming to remain streamlined and stable.
Consistent with PTC's goal of openness and interoperability, the latest Arbortext release supports the latest versions of content management systems from Oracle and Documentum.
Through Mobilitec's software, M1 has been able to remove the content silos that exist today by moving to a more effective centralized content management system that gives them unprecedented flexibility and a competitive advantage in successfully managing and delivering content personalized to their millions of subscribers," said Margaret Norton, CEO of Mobilitec.
RedDot is a recognized leader in content management systems (CMS) and enterprise content management systems (ECM) for mid-size organizations around the world.
Keller to identify requirements and solutions for all aspects of its new single-source content management system and integrated the system components.
By coupling our content management system with WebTrends' comprehensive and accurate analytics, we're giving marketers the power and control they need to out-market their competition through intelligent and automated optimization.
Community Network: Free open source downloadable Enterprise Content Management system supported by a large and active community of open source developers;
As a contributor to the report, Gottlieb provided commentary on TYPO3, Plone and Zope, three leading open source content management systems.
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.

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