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Content Management Applications and News

by lmarzke last modified Sep 27, 2014 12:36 PM

Content Management

Content Management is the just about the opposite the popular shared network directory concept.  Content management is all about spending a little more time categorizing documents when created,  to save lots of time by lots of people in finding them later.

There are two broad categories of content management that typically use different tool sets.

Document Content Management (DCM)

These tools manage versions and work-flow of formal MsWord documents, PDF files, attachments, and other files typically stored today in shared network folders.

Typical tools include MS Sharepoint, Open Text, Alfresco, and Documentum.

Alfresco is a free open-source implementation of MS Sharepoint, with many advanced DCM features.  ( Alfresco was formed by the founder of Documentum and offers a 100% API compatible implementation of MS Sharepoint server).   Alfreso offers many cost advantages over Sharepoint and other proprietary solutions, and is available with optional support from

Web Content Management (WCM)

These tools manage versions of content in Web pages, including complex work-flow and approval processes.   WCM typically involve less formal documents than DCM, is much faster to edit and generally a much lighter weight application.

Typical tools include Wordpress,  Joomla, Drupal, and Plone

Note that this site runs Plone, as well as one of our clients at 

For a comparison between the above WCM tools we have the following white paper available:

For addition information on how WCM or DCM may be appropriate for your environment please contact



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