Content Management System

Content Management System, or CMS.

System to manage a large collection of documents. (Document Management)

Typically built on top of an Application Server.

An area raising the big question of Buy Build Avoid

Here's a posting I made to the CMS email list covering some of my manual-CMS history at MedScape (now at MedscapeLiteCMS).

Here's my interest in this area documented from 1995.

Typically very expensive ($100K+) plus equal amounts of consulting/Customization time. In fact, the lines between a content-oriented framework or Application Server and a CMS is very blurry.

Some cheap alternatives:

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