CMS Wisdom from the Trenches

CMS Wisdom Report CoverSometimes, if you want to hear the unvarnished truth about web content management, you just have to go directly to the source. No, we’re not talking about the web CMS vendors (who all tend to wear the same set of rose colored glasses). We’re talking about the content creators, website administrators, site developers, web marketing managers for whom CMS is a way of life (or at least a part of their work day).

So we did just that: We (Connective DX) recently surveyed CMS users and compiled their responses into our first CMS Wisdom Report. The e-book is available for download (reg required) at our agency website here.

Inside you’ll find what the report name promises: real advice, guidance, warnings, keys to success and more. There’s something for everyone, and divergent opinions abound.

There’s advice like this:

“The higher-ups love the concept of a CMS because it promises to do all things for all people, yet nobody ever plans for the long-term support and maintenance of the tool.”

And this:

“Open source is far from free. If you choose an open source solution, be prepared to spend a lot of time and/or money getting it implemented.”

And how about this gem:

“When deciding between different CMS systems, be sure to look at the whole solution. That sounds obvious but too often, cost becomes the overriding factor and what you end up with is not the best product for your needs.”

And finally, one of our favorites here at the CMS Myth:

“A bad implementation of a good CMS is a bad solution.”

Obviously a CMS user after our own hearts.

Download the CMS Wisdom Report.

About the Author
David Aponovich

A former 'CMS Insider,' David is relentlessly focused on the gap between vendor speak and customer adoption. In addition to keeping a keen eye on industry trends, he works with clients on the cultural and process implications of CMS that are so often overlooked. David wrote for the CMS Myth during his time working at Connective DX (formerly ISITE Design).

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