From the category archives:

Technology

While we hear things like "easy" and "out of the box," there is still a lot of tech know-how to get a system up and running.

Boston: the hub of the CMS world?

There’s a reason Bostonians like to call their city “The Hub of the Universe.” We’ve always been the epicenter for a lot of stuff: great universities, world-class hospitals, tech innovation, the most talented sports teams in the universe. (Pay no attention to that recent Big Football Game.) The American Revolution started right here. I can [...]

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Build One to Throw Away

In Fred Brook’s classic The Mythical Man Month, he famously argues that: In most projects, the first system built is barely usable. It may be too slow, too big, too awkward to use, or all three. There is no alternative but to start again, smarting but smarter, and build a redesigned version in which these [...]

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Busting Web Experience Management Myths and Killer Project Management at CMS Expo

We’re excited to announce that The CMS Myth will be at CMS Expo in Chicago this May! We’ll be covering the event (as a media sponsor) and also have two CMS Mythbusters speaking: John Eckman will be speaking about “CMS Mythbusting: Web Experience Management” aka “Don’t Believe [all] the Hype.” Vendors are heavily pushing the notion [...]

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Why project management matters…

Last weekend I and fellow CMS Mythbuster John Eckman braved a snowstorm to attend the 2012 Western Massachusetts Drupal Camp. John gave a talk on a recent higher-ed project using Drupal and Kaltura. The day was filled with informative sessions on a number of different topics including a fantastic hour on the basics of Linux and [...]

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CMS MythBuster Report @DevCon2011

I recently attended the DevCon5 conference in New York City. Although billed as an HTML5 Developers and Designers conference, it had very little to do with HTML5 specifically. Instead, there were a number of useful and informative sessions on a variety of new technologies transforming the intersection of web and mobile. While there I divided [...]

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Content Management Strategy is the New CMS

WordCamp Boston 2011 (full disclosure: I helped organize the conference and ISITE Design was a sponsor) included a number of strong presentations of interest to CMS Myth users: Jake Goldman on Introducing WordPress as a CMS Margot Bloomstein on Hoarders: Bloggers without Content Strategy Arwin Holmes on Enterprise WordPress Dos & Don’ts Jay Collier on [...]

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CMS MythBuster Lands at EduWeb 2011

As often as we can, we like to get out and about and dispense some solid web wisdom. This week, it’s Jeff Cram’s turn. You can find him (there’s still time) if you’re at the EduWeb 2011 Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Catch Jeff’s talk on The Digital Strategy Report Card: Is Your .EDU Passing [...]

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When CMS training goes bad (and makes international news)

Adweek reported on how a reporter for The Sunday Times in Perth, Australia had some fake stories accidently go live while training on their Fatwire Content Management System. Oops is right. One of the fake stories reported that Rupert Murdoch was married for a fourth time in a shotgun wedding to one of the newspaper’s [...]

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CMS Wisdom: Plan for Long-term Success

As a follow up to yesterday’s post on the CMS death spiral, I just found this perfect quote from a web content management sytem user in ISITE’s “CMS Wisdom Report” (name of writer withheld to protect the innocent): “The higher-ups love the concept of a CMS because it promises to do all things for all [...]

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Avoiding the CMS Death Spiral

We’re on the receiving end of a lot of calls and requests from companies that, frankly, find themselves in dire straits over their web content management software implementations post-launch. (And when I say companies, I mean the web development manager or website owner whose job is on the line over a problematic CMS project. Their [...]

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