3 Things You Should Know When Choosing a CMS

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Implementing the CMS: Migration

Migration: Finally, if you're not creating a CMS from scratch, but are instead changing CMS providers, you'll have other issues to contend with. The first will be to decide how you'll migrate your data from one CMS to another. There are two theories of strategy here: the "big bang" approach and the "trickle" approach. The big bang approach requires that you shut down your systems all at once and focus all of your attention on data migration. However, most companies can't afford to shut down operations completely for any amount of time. The other approach is to "trickle" your current site's mission-critical data into the CMS of your choosing. Essentially, this means that you'll be moving all of your relevant site data over piecemeal so that you can continue operations while migrating.

At the end of the day, implementing a new CMS into your business' workflow is all about setting yourself up for success before you get carried away with choosing a provider/developer. There are plenty of great options to choose from in this regard, so make sure you do your research in terms of budget, ROI and vetting vendors you can trust.

When people think of CMS (content management system) implementation, three words typically come to mind: web development tool. And while this definition, strictly speaking, isn't entirely out of bounds, Himanshu Sareen, CEO at Icreon Tech, suggests thinking of CMS platforms as tools that help businesses develop their overall digital experiences. Whether you're a customer-facing entity in the retail industry, a blogger with a million monthly readers, or are operating an e-learning company that's focused on educating the employees of enterprise-level companies — you need a CMS that's not only capable of handling every aspect of your business, but that's capable of creating a great experience for your end users, whoever they are.

In today's business world, it goes without saying that you need a website, but it's the sheer abundance of .com entities that often causes entrepreneurs and businesses to overlook the importance of choosing and implementing a CMS correctly. In a world where almost everyone has a website, one CMS should be as good as the next, right? Wrong. And it's in that spirit that Sareen would like to discuss the three things that any entrepreneur or decision maker should know when selecting and implementing a CMS.


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