What is Content Management?
Content Management is the set of processes and technologies that support the collection, managing and publishing of information in any form or medium. In recent times this information is typically referred to as content or, to be precise, digital content. Digital content may take the form of text, such as documents, multimedia files, such as audio or video files, or any other file type which follows a content lifecycle which requires management.
SharePoint 2010 blends the worlds of traditional content management, social computing, and search to deliver an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform that is accessible to everyone. SharePoint is easy to use and provides rich policy and process, helping companies manage a broad range of information from creation to disposition. It provides a single platform for managing documents, records, Web content, and rich media, helping companies reduce their IT spending by consolidating multiple systems.
Four steps to improve Content Management within your organisation:
1. Web Content Management
SharePoint 2010 has very powerful Web content Management features, allowing companies to host rich, dynamic Web sites. The rich editing controls and robust publishing infrastructure helps content owners to easily create, publish and maintain content pages with appropriate controls over branding, page layout, and publishing approval.
3. Document Management
SharePoint 2010 includes a broad collection of new capabilities that simplify and streamline how companies manage documents. This is achieved by designing features that can be applied across an entire deployment, regardless of its size, and ensuring that policies are consistently and effectively implemented.
4. Rich Media Management
SharePoint 2010 includes enhanced management and presentation of multimedia content including Asset Libraries and the Media Player Web Part. The Asset Library template allows people to use digital media like video, audio and image files, and the library’s metadata columns automatically populate information about the assets by inspecting embedded details. The metadata is then available to refine search results, or through metadata-driven navigation, to allow people to quickly find and use content.
ICS Solutions Enterprise Content Management solutions provide a suite of fully integrated tools and technologies to Collaborate on, capture, store, manage and retrieve all types of electronic content within your organisation.
ICS Solutions and Content Management:
ICS Solutions regularly use the Web Content Management features of SharePoint 2010. Using SharePoint 2010 we are able to managed our 5 websites from one centralised Parent site - dramatically increasing our internal productivity.
Why invest in Content Management?
- Document Management provides secure centralised repositories with Check in / Check Out functions, version control, integrated security and library services for business documents.
- Document Imaging captures, transforms and manages paper documents.
- Web Content Management automates the Webmaster function within your organisation.
- Document-centric Collaboration for document sharing supporting project teams.