Does CMS reduce cost and headcount?
- There is a perception in the industry that content management systems
(CMS) can reduce the number of web professionals needed to produce
web sites. I believe that CMS helps enforce consistency and
governs look and feel, but knowledgeable skilled web professionals
are still needed to work with the content to produce the sites. A
CMS shifts the required skills from manual HTML coders to higher
level skills such as information architects taxonomy experts,
content developers and editors.
To make a programming analogy, an Integrated Development Environment
(IDE) still requires programmers to produce applications with it; a
CMS still requires web professionals to create an easy-to-use
Can someone provide links to research that demonstrate whether CMS
reduces the number of people needed in a company to produce web
sites, or whether CMS simply shifts the skill base?
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