What is CMS?

Jun 27, 2013

I've been working in CMS, Content Management Software, since the last century and sometimes, like others in the CMS business, I forget that many people still need a simple answer to the question; What is CMS? I hear people say that CMS is technology that helps you publish content to websites, and that's true. But for me the key word is Management. More and more content; text, files, images, videos is driven through more and more channels; websites, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn; to more and more platforms; desktop, tablet...

pTools – CDN: Content Delivery Network

Jun 13, 2013

CDN means content delivery network. From a WCM perspective the C for content is self-evident although traditionally CDN's have largely focussed on video. In terms of D for delivery CDN has meant getting your content to the location/territory it which it will be consumed and this has meant using edge servers and other means by which content is replicated out so that it is proximal to the target audience. But the main driver for CDN in the context of web content management is the N for network. As infrastructure becomes i...

pTools WCM – What is SharePoint?

Jun 11, 2013

pTools – What is SharePoint?We’re asked time and again about WCM [web content management] and what is SharePoint in relation to WCM. To be clear the WCM capabilities in SharePoint are powerful and on top of the core database and document management functionality this represents arguably the best ECM [enterprise content management] out-of-the-box product ever built. But what is SharePoint when it comes to WCM? Well there are two views.On the one hand there are those who believe that SharePoint WCM is as good as it gets a...

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