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Gerry McGovern: Why content management software hasn’t worked

Gerry McGovern: Why content management software hasn't worked
"Content management software hasn't worked because it was badly designed and massively over-hyped. Software companies lied about their products, charging criminal prices for crap software. It hasn't worked because organizations didn't understand content. They wanted a quick fix. They issued specifications that bore little relation to what they actually needed."

elearnspace: Content Management: Our Organized Future

elearnspace: Content Management: Our Organized Future
"New technologies/concepts have two potential impacts: a completely new way of doing things, or an improved way of doing what is already happening. Managing content with technology falls into the latter category, but is unfortunately marketed in the former. The "new thing" is the rapid growth of digital resources...improving organization with technology is only an improvement of existing practices of libraries and information architects."

Intranet Journal: Content Management: What’s in it for me?

Intranet Journal: Content Management: What's in it for me?
"Think of how much information resides on reams of paper or in a file cabinet somewhere, that information can be invaluable to an organization for many reasons. This type of information is referred to as unstructured information. The challenge of acquiring, accessing, managing, and distributing unstructured information are a significant reason organizations looked first to micrographics, then to CM, document imaging, and document management technologies to assist in that endeavor. Today, the Internet is driving an ever-increasing need to provide fresh, timely, and relevant content to their websites. To that end, Web Content Management (WCM) solutions have emerged to assist."

Gerry McGovern: Demystifying content management

Gerry McGovern: Demystifying content management
In consulting, they say that the margin is in the mystery. Ironically, some managers prefer mystery to simplicity. If it sounds complex, many will pay more than if it sounds simple. Content management is a bubbling vat of hyperbole. It's time for some simple language.

KM World: Enterprise content management:

KM World: Enterprise content management: Is it anything new?
The phrase "enterprise content management" has been appearing with increasing regularity this year. Is it a real development in the content management world, or is it just a rebranding to revitalize a slowing market?

Darwin: Content Management Executive Guide

Darwin: Content Management Executive Guide
Content management software is hip, but is it more than document management with a fancy handle? Learn more...

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