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An excellent article on information overload and content management systems…
By Meryl Natchez
Intelligent content management systems offer superior, simple control over your organization’s most important information.
With the quick pace of the information age, data management is a continuous and thorny problem. We are all drowning in data. It exists in multiple locations and formats. Some of it overlaps or duplicates other information, some is unique, some is static, and some changes periodically. The organization that can codify, manage, and repurpose information effectively will have a tremendous competitive advantage.
The terms content management and single sourcing are often used interchangeably, but they mean very different things. Content management refers to a system for categorizing information to minimize duplication and maximize reuse. Single sourcing, however, is based on the premise that you can develop discrete sets of information once and use them in many places. For true single sourcing, any time the original content changes, it automatically updates everywhere.