Guest Column | November 13, 2008

How Content Management Became A Friendlier Place

Tamas

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Guest Column: How Content Management Became A Friendlier Place

By Tamas Biro, Co-Founder, Sense/Net

Content management, until very recently, has been a war zone. For a market that thrives on the efficient sharing of information, much has been done by vendors to put up barriers to ensure that should anyone decide to actually share content, they're faced with nothing but problems. Proprietarianism, like the analogous atom bomb, has nearly killed us all.

Let's look at the evidence. Perhaps your content repository doesn't work with your portal software. Or you have disparate databases that - no matter how hard you try - refuse to see eye to eye. Or you dare to acquire another company that runs on a different platform altogether. Goodbye comfortable content publishing processes, hello proprietary migration hell.

Think of the problems facing content management systems like members of a dating site. You're both single. You share similar interests. You're both interested in 'friendship, and maybe more'. The only issue is that the other party is a giraffe who lives on another planet. I'd suggest that was insurmountable if I didn't think it would create a slew of complaints.

SOURCE: Enterprise Content Management 365

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