Thursday, November 16, 2006

CMS or Portal?

The whole reason why you started on this content management initiative is to get the right content to the right users at the right time. A CMS is not the only software that promises to solve that problem. In the good old days, many software buyers took an integration approach by presenting CMS managed content through a portal. However, by building in some content management capabilities, portal applications are moving beyond just presenting content managed within a CMS, to replacing the CMS entirely. At the same time, content management systems have beefing up their delivery capabilities and providing portal-like functionality that, in some cases, makes a portal unnecessary.

So, do you need a CMS, a portal system, or do you still need both? A few days ago, Bryant Shea and I hosted Apoorv Durga and Janus Boye to talk about that very topic.