09 October 2008

Tech Note: Comparing CMS Tools

Choices in content management tools are overwhelming. A web site called cms matrix reduces the overwhelm dramatically for folks who must sift through the hundreds of products to make an adoption. Based on vendor-supplied information, the web site does two things very well:

1 - display a comprehensive list of 950 CMS tools, and
2 - permit comparisons among the tools on system requirements, security, support, ease of use, built-in apps, and five other criteria (drilling down to 135 features).

Vendors keep their details updated and pay the site for the display of information. The display is in WebGUI, one of the vendors on the site. How did WebGUI gain that placement? It was the first CMS to sign on.

© 2008 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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