Use the content management system resources below to find the sort of information you need to move forward with your understanding of content management systems.
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|Content Management Systems Explained||Understand the differences between different kinds of content management systems.|
|Component Content Management Systems||Basic explanation from Wikipedia|
|Component Content Management: Overlooked by Analysts, Required by Technical Publications Departments||Industry Leader Ann Rockley and Steve Manning provide a solid overview of CCMS.|
|Why CCM is Not a CMS: Or Why You Shouldn’t Confuse a Whale with a Fish||Difference between CMS and CCMS.|
|Content Management System Maturity Model||Knowing where you are on the content management maturity ladder is essential to figuring out how to get to where you want to be.|
|CMS Selection Matrix||A detailed spreadsheet tool that helps you select the right CCMS for your needs.|
|ROI Calculator||Calculate your return on investment if you plan to purchase a CCMS.|
|Going from Unstructured to Structured Documentation: Getting from Point A to Point B||Understand the larger process around implementing a CMS. Watch this 1-hour Adobe webinar by Jacquie Samuels of Publishing Smarter and Suzanne Mescan of Vasont outlining how to move from unstructured to structured content.|
|Tips for Building an Executive Summary Presentation to Sell a Content Management System to Your Management Team||What to include in your presentation to management.|
|List of DITA-capable CMSs||A list of all the known CMSs that are enabled for DITA, created and maintain by Keith Schengili-Roberts.|
|Every Page Is Page One||Mark Baker reflects on many aspects of content strategy.|
|7-part Series on Going from Unstructured to XML||Adobe’s Tom Aldous walks you through converting your content to XML.|
|Many groups are available, from vendor-specific groups to a DITA Metrics group.|