When it comes to selecting a Web CMS. (Web Content Management System) for your organization, there is no one right choice – but there is a lot that you need to consider.
As a leader responsible for driving technical decisions, my advice is to focus on engaging your line-of-business managers and help clarify their business objectives, requirements, processes, and activities. Then, you can start thinking about your CMS.
Recognize that how you manage content through all your channels is essential to determining how your organization functions. Continuously iterate between investments in content technologies on the one hand and efforts to improve operational activities that create competitive advantage on the other.
A Web CMS should make it easy for non-technical staffers to manage content on their own, without requiring IT support for day-to-day activities. But the underlying business problems and the nature of day-to-day activities are steadily changing. Here below are few tips to guide you in the selection of the right Web CMS solution that will suit to your needs.
For more information about this topic you can also download the following eBook: A Buyer's Guide To Web CMS.
A Web CMS makes it easier for you to create, manage and maintain your website content. Let’s consider important reasons to manage your website using a Web CMS:
Choosing a Web CMS is a big decision. It’s critical to look for and understand the essential features that will address your business needs now and in the future.
These essential features just below provide you with details of what to expect from a (good) content management system, beginning with baseline features and progressing to advanced features. But, if you need a closer look at each feature, download this guide.
Whether you need a brand new content management system, a more scalable system for your growing business, or are replacing a solution that no longer meets your needs, be on the lookout for these essential features:
When selecting the right Web CMS for your organization, there is no getting away from your history. Rarely are you going to be starting with a blank slate.
You need to determine what’s working, what’s not working, and what needs to be fixed. Take stock of your existing IT investments and leverage what you already have in place.
Remember you are on a journey. As a leader, be strategic in your recommendations and decision-making by optimizing for the best long-term fit. And, here is another eBook, Web CMS Selection: How To Go From Short List To Final Selection,that breaks down the selection process for both IT and business users and show you how to make the decision as a team.
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