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6 Misconceptions About Content Management

 

Businesses need to manage all of their content effectively, from their website to their digital signage solutions. But with all the content management systems (CMS) out there, some people believe common CMS myths outlined below.

CMS Solutions Are Only For Large Companies

CMS solutions were pricey and complex in the past, requiring plenty of IT support and services. Unfortunately, this made them too expensive for small companies to purchase.

That’s why many small firms today still use outdated processes and solutions to manage their documents and related content. The result: inefficiency, data loss, and reduced revenue.

But there are many solid document management solutions available today for small organizations. These solutions offer efficient and fast access to vital information and help you meet your customers’ needs.

These tools also can help a small business improve content creation, and workers can manage their time better when they can control site content stored in one place.

These solutions offer a reasonable price and simple implementation, so it’s realistic for small companies to deploy them.

Learning To Use A CMS Takes Forever

Some business owners are reluctant to deploy WordPress or Drupal because they think it is challenging to use the systems and upload content properly.

While users need some training to use a CMS, most of them are designed for non-programmers and are pretty easy to grasp. Most CMS users can learn how to change or update content, create pages, and add links, images, and photos in a few minutes.

 

A CMS Only Allows Text Updates

So, you log into your content management system thinking that you only can update the text. But modern CMS solutions let you edit almost any part of the site, such as images, text, layout, navigation, videos, etc.

A good CMS provides plenty of flexibility to the non-technically savvy, so you can modify your website to attract more visitors with minimum hassle.

CMS Solutions Don’t Work On Mobile

Virtually all major CMS solutions today are mobile-friendly. This is essential; it’s estimated that more than 50% of Internet users search on their mobile devices.

When deploying your CMS, you should ensure that your website loads correctly on most Android and iPhone devices.

CMS Security Is Mediocre

Security risks are a problem for any website worldwide, not those that feature a content management solution.

WordPress, for example, gets a bad rap for hacking and security problems simply because millions of sites use it to manage their content. The more sites that use a system, the more likely there will be hacks.

You can evade hackers by employing complex passwords – think at least eight characters, including caps, symbols, and numbers that don’t include a word in the dictionary.

Also, talk to your information security team about other security features your site can employ to keep your content and data safe from hackers.

For example, your cybersecurity team can install anti-hacker software, data encryption systems, and firewalls to stop cybercriminals in their tracks.

You Don’t Need Developers Anymore

Major CMS solutions make it simpler for businesses to develop their websites without technical chops. But your company may need to customize the content management tool to exact specifications that require a software developer.

You may be able to use a CMS developer on a contractual basis instead of hiring one full-time. Most small companies may only need a contract developer for a few hours occasionally to deploy a CMS or make significant changes.

When you are considering a CMS, it’s critical to have the facts. Hopefully, now you know more about content management tools so you can make the best selection for your organization.

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