A brief introduction
to Content Management
The Problem: Unstructured information

  • Industry trends force an increasing reliance on information to stay competitive.
  • Most information in a company is in an unstructured form. This means it cannot be easily managed in a database table.

The Solution: Content Management

Content Management software allows you to keep track of your unstructured information. It does this by "wrapping" the unstructured information into a structured database. It manages the maintenance of the data and handles all security issues so that you know your data is secure.

Real World example: Microsoft documents

Microsoft Word and Excel documents are unstructured. Content management allows you to create classifications to identify groups of documents. It lets you assign key words to search for or perform full text searches on the documents. For a large organization, this enables them to regain control of their information:

Information + Accessibility = Information Asset