Defining Content Management

As you may have noticed, I have talked a lot over the years about what Enterprise Content Management is and where it is going.  During that process, there have been several posts that have built on each other and a gradually evolving definition.  I have found it increasingly difficult to remember where my latest post was called, much less all the preceding posts.

As a result, I am creating this page as a launching point to past posts and to host the my current definition of important Content Management terms, primarily Enterprise Content Management.  All I ask if that if you want to debate the definition is to dive into the most recent post on the topic so you can read and join the dialog there.

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is a strategy for the coordinated management of all content throughout an organization, allowing for people and systems to find and use content from within any business context.

Here is how we got to this point.  The posts are listed in the order they were written.  You don’t need to read them all, but if you start too far down, you may miss some good discussions.

When looking at the future of Content Management, the concept of Omnipresent Content Management as the future.  Here is a working definition of that term.

Omnipresent Content Management (OCM) is the coordinated management of all content throughout the world, allowing for people and systems to find, use, and share content from within any context.

Here are the discussions on the Future of Content Management:

Finally, here are links to a series of posts that I wrote in September 2010 about the limitations that the current business models place on the established vendors.

I’ll add more to this page as it all evolves, so feel free to check back.





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