ASK THE BOARD: CMS Checklists

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What are the characteristics of a quality Content Management System (CMS)?
This week’s question is answered by members of the DSE Advisory Board
INDUSTRY CONSULTANTS COUNCIL

Read the Answer by Jonathan Brawn

“When shopping for a CMS, there are a handful of things to consider. 1. Easy integration – we want a setup that is relatively straightforward and self-contained for the server software.”
JONATHAN BRAWN
Principal – Brawn Consulting

Read the Answer by Lyle Bunn

“The right content management system is the one that minimizes operational costs and future-proofs a particular installation. The in-depth guides I’ve created to help end users and integrators with their CMS selection describe more than 20 areas of criteria.”

LYLE BUNN
Advisor, Analyst, Educator – BUNN

Read the Answer by Margot Myers

“I started making a list to answer this question, and it got long pretty quickly. I’m going to focus on what I consider to be five important characteristics of a quality Content Management System.”
MARGOT MYERS
Global Marketing & Communications – The Platt Retail Institute

Read the Answer by Jeff Porter

“Most Digital Signage Content Management Systems these days have all the basic features that most people need. Upload content from the web, add it to a playlist or campaign, schedule it accordingly, send it out to the players get a heartbeat back, review the logs.”

JEFF PORTER
Founder & CEO – Porter Digital Signage

Read the Answer by Adrian Weidmann

“It is far more important and valuable to understand and determine the quality of the entire organization and history behind the actual CMS product. There are many CMS platforms that are sound and reliable to address a broad variety of requirements and complexities.”

ADRIAN WEIDMANN
Founder & Principal – StoreStream Metrics, LLC
 

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