Four Success Factors for CMS Projects

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If you have been working in a small or large organization for any length of time, you are no doubt familiar with Content Management Systems (CMS), and their value. CMS brings people and tasks together for information sharing and collaboration, and it is an important part of the environment. It increases productivity and improves the quality of decisions.

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Genesys of Kentico

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Dobre’ Den…Supra!!

Czech-to-English: Greetings, it’s Amazing!!

This is what the Kentico founder Petr Palas’ sought when he founded this company at Brno; a beautiful city in Czech Republic in 2004.

Kentico CMS was developed by Kentico Software as a comprehensive WCMS/Web Content Management System to catalyze e-commerce by enhancing creation of Websites, On-line stores, Intranets & Web 2.0 community sites. Interestingly, Kentico CMS supports development by aid of its portal engine as well as Visual Studio… indeed a treat for developers.

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Elegant MicroWeb Surpasses 200 Content Management System (CMS) and Portal Projects

Elegant MicroWeb Surpasses 200 Content Management System (CMS) and Portal Projects

Elegant MicroWeb has surpassed 200 Content Management System (CMS) and Portal Solution projects, providing client and partner services including design, architecture, development and support for local and global clients, large and small, in many vertical industries.

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Roland’s Sad Tale: eCommerce Demands Good Design, & Knowledge of Target Audience

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My friend Roland sells football memorabilia. Last year, Roland signed up to do a holiday sale at a local community center. When he got the venue, he found that none of the prospective customers wanted his products. The event had been advertised as a ‘handicraft’ show, featuring hand knit baby sweaters, handmade aprons, blown glass tree ornaments, etc. Roland didn’t sell any football memorabilia that day

Why am I telling you this story? To prove the adage, ‘Know your audience’. That adage applies to any kind of customer, including an eCommerce client! If you are launching, migrating or upgrading an eCommerce site, you must design a site to attract and retain your target audience. It is important to understand more than the technical aspects of the site. Yes, performance, architecture and mobility is crucial but if you don’t know your target customers, their buying behavior and preferences, you will not get the results you want.

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If You Want Great CMS Development, You Have to Go with the Experts!

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What do you want in a Content Management System (CMS)? Content Management used to be reserved for document management and organization of folders but today, CMS Development can be used to organize sections of eCommerce sites, to reach out and leverage social media sites, to organize calendars, schedules and tasks or events on mobile devices, to serve communities and associations and support collaborative tasks, to provide online training and education, to organize blogs, forums, chats, polls, surveys, to establish and maintain a corporate or intranet portal and…well, you get the idea! There are lots of CMS Development frameworks and solutions out there (Liferay, Drupal, dotCMS, JBoss, Joomla, Microsoft SharePoint, WordPress and Umbraco, to name a few).

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CMS Graduates From File Management To Collaboration And Beyond

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Web marketing and sales have grown exponentially in the past two decades. Even the smallest, local business owner may have regional or global business competition. With a few minutes of web research, your clients can purchase products and services from companies located in your community, or on other continents.

To compete, you have to create a site that ensures appropriate competition in the local, regional, domestic and global markets. Today, CMS Development goes beyond file management and shared workflow. Content Management Systems can promote and sell products and services, help you share business–to–business and consumer information, and provide a productive, collaborative environment.

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CMS, Portal and Site Localization and Customization Gives You a Leg Up On the Competition

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Whether your business is large or small, you need a web presence. You may integrate information from sales systems, HR, a product specification data base or other data repository. You may need team collaboration across country or state boundaries. It’s imperative that your portal, corporate site, eCommerce or CMS site satisfies customers, employees, suppliers, partners and stakeholders.

Yes, web marketing and web sales and advertising are exploding! But, customers still need to feel the local impact of products and services. They need to know that you have a handle on the local market. You speak their language, you understand their needs, and you do business in a way that meets their requirements.

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Don’t Be Like Joe! With the Right Help Your Business CAN Create a GREAT eCommerce or CMS Site!

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My friend Joe always complains about his technology problems. “We just started to look at a Content Management System and our online store software isn’t doing much for our revenue. Just when I think I’ve found the right solution, I find out my IT team can’t support it.”

Every company wants to establish an online presence to sell products or services and provide portable tools that enable employee collaboration across the enterprise and on the road. CMS, shopping carts, and e-commerce solutions help promote and sell products and generate revenue. They also provide a productive, collaborative environment. But, even if you choose the right eCommerce, portal, or Content Management System (CMS), your business still has to consider other issues. To build a strong foundation, you’ll need an expert who understands cross-platform interoperability, online stores, system integration, and mobile CMS and portal collaborative tools. An experienced IT consultant can build a flexible, affordable environment to support growth and comply with average user skills.

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CMS Experts or Fish Bones? The Choice is Clear!

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Every business person has seen, and probably used, a Fish Bone Diagram. It’s a proven tool that helps us objectively assess a problem. Last year my team and I created a fish bone in hopes of finding a solution to our Content Management System (CMS) problems. The cause and effect diagram is a visual way to organize data and brainstorm solutions but, in order to use it effectively we had to identify every problem. In the world of the Fish Bone Diagram, we refer to this as ‘knowing your bones’. When it comes to CMS portals, my team doesn’t understand the challenges of design, development, configuration, implementation, integration and support of a CMS system.

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