Analyze before you act: CMS and knowledge transfer

Carol Siri Johnson, Susan Fowler

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Content management, which includes document management, Web content management, digital asset management, and records management, is increasingly important in the digital age. CMS Watch, a vendor of content management analysis, publishes the CMS Report, a tool for CMS specialists to sort through the many products for a specific corporate environment.As of April 2006, the report compared 32 vendors of content management software systems and cost $895 for a single-userstandard edition. Technical communication practitioners who face the expense and complexity of implementing a content management system need to be aware that before investing in software database systems, it is important to analyze the information environment and the flow of knowledge throughout the organization. Otherwise new document databases can slow existing communication, create extra work, and impede existing methods of knowledge transfer. This is especially true in organizations that create new knowledge, since clear and rapid communication between employees is critical to their success. In some cases, an outside vendor database is not necessary and, in fact, may impede the development of new knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContent Management
Subtitle of host publicationBridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781351845267
ISBN (Print)9780895033789
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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