Sunday, July 28, 2013

Take Advantage of What CMS Integration Can Do

In all businesses, big and small, it cannot succeed without the collaboration of its community. It literally relies on it for the business to keep sailing. An enterprise needs a collaborative work environment in order for its processes to improve, its employee efficiency and productivity to increase, and its costs reduced. 

One way to achieve this, which is fully understood by website development companies, is through CMS integration or through the integration of a content management system within the system of the organization.  As such, developers have access to many CMS interfaces, with most of them including collaboration features. Tools of this nature include WebTop, damTop, and CenterStage.
Thanks to CMS integration, an enterprise can benefit in the following ways.

1. The creation, managing, and collaboration of content can be accessed by those in the organization through a single stop enterprise portal, making community collaboration possible.

2. Blogs, message boards, and other social collaboration tools in the portal
framework like can be utilized effectively.

3. A CMS repository integrated with a portal solution allows the organization to have access to better governance, security and compliance policies, like a retention clause, of any and all desired content.

It must be remember to take note that before an integration solution specific to the needs of an enterprise can be established, a few architectural and design factors need to be considered.

First. A coarse-grained yet business specific CMS service that will be consumed by a client application, or portal service, needs to be defined.

Second. Technology options for the implementing and hosting of the CMS service, as well as for writing secondary ports, or portlets, for content management, should be carefully evaluated and decided  on based on the deliberation of those evaluations.

Third. An SSO single sine-on or authorization strategy should be drafted and decided upon. This allows user sessions to be established in the CMS repository and authorizes that user to do any kind of CMS related operation.

Fourth. Community, security, and authorization management strategies should also be drafted and defined to standardize the sharing of content.