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Custom Cms Solutions Cheaper, Better And Easier Than You Think
By Shakir

As websites grow, managing content becomes increasing difficult and webmasters find themselves spending more time managing than writing. In addition, most people who are good writers are not technically minded and have little knowledge of HTML, FTP and the various skills necessary to run a large content site. Conversely, the people who do have the technical skills are generally not good writers.
Content management systems are the ideal solution for non-technical people to manage large content websites with little or no technical knowledge.
Basically, Content Management Systems, or CMS, manage an entire website from a single, easy to use interface. The System takes care of everything, including text, images and multimedia files such as video or sound files. Text and pictures are posted to the website, menus created, colors and fonts can be changed, all without any knowledge of HTML. If you can use Microsoft WORD, and do online banking, you can mange a website with thousands of pages.
Most CMS have these features:
Import and create documents and multimedia
Assign individuals to management different content categories or types or content.
Track and manage multiple versions of a single instance of content.
Allow multiple users in different locations to publish and edit content.
Automatically archive content

There are many more features, but the most critical part of CMS, is the ability to manage content comprehensively by creating, publishing and then archiving. This brings consistency to the site, eliminates overlapping information.
Another significant advantage is most CMS systems have the ability to scale up to much larger capacity built right in. You can go from 10 articles on your website to 10,000 articles without missing a beat.
The underlying concept of one integrated system to control and manage all content on a website is so powerful, the Open Source programming community has embraced the concept and created numerous powerful CMS applications.
Open Source is a collaborative model of

software development which draws upon collective wisdom, expertise and collective wisdom of the most demanding users, thereby drawing on resources far above what even a very large software development company could devote to development.
Open Source Content Management Systems are cheaper, more stable and more secure overall than most commercial CMS system. In fact, Open Source CMS has partly grown out of the prohibitive cost of commercial CMS systems. And with industry heavy weights like IBM backing the Open Source movement, it has become a viable and even superior option for many companies.
Since the source code is freely available, as a basic tenet of Open Source Software, you can easily customize your system to suit the particular needs of your business. Every business is different and every website has unique requirements that must be expressed in the website presentation in order for the business to be successful.
The high standard of programming that goes into Open Source software development gives any application flexibility and ensures that any programmer can look at the source code and immediately understand the conventions used and flow of the code.
Since Open Source CMS systems has been developed by, and is used by thousands of people, you can be sure of a rock solid stable solution that is easily customized and the best part, most are free!
About the Author: Shakir Husein is the CEO of Dynamic Intel Dynamic specializes in secured ecommerce solutions and content management systems. More articles on ecommerce and CMS can be accessed at Pacific Articles.


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