Getting the Most From Content Management Systems

Getting the Most From Content Management Systems

Virtually ThereVirtually There

Nearly 70% of survey participants said their organization either currently uses cloud storage for enterprise content, or anticipates moving at least some content to the cloud within two years.

Moving TargetMoving Target

83% said they can either access content through mobile devices, or anticipate being able to do so within two years.

Must-See TVMust-See TV

More than four out of five respondents said their organization either supports video content, or anticipates doing so within two years.

Top Types of ContentTop Types of Content

Project-specific content: 59%, Standard processes and procedures: 58%, Tools and templates: 47%

Content Management System NeedsContent Management System Needs

To help teams organize content for efficient access and retrieval: 56%, To preserve content for historical, legal and/or archival purposes: 48%, To provide access to content across boundaries: 48%, To manage customer-facing content, such as Web content: 46%, To enable collaborative content creation: 40%

Most Effective Locations for ContentMost Effective Locations for Content

Central portal or e-library: 56%, Portals or e-libraries for specific business areas: 53%, Project or team spaces: 51%, Community or network sites: 51%, Wikis: 30%

Disjointed ProcessDisjointed Process

42% of respondents said their organization stores content intended for broad access in multiple locations that aren’t connected by a central interface or search capability, despite the belief that central portals are most effective.

Hard to GetHard to Get

Just 23% of survey respondents said their organizations are either “effective” or “very effective” at enabling employees to access the content they need.

Top Content Management VendorsTop Content Management Vendors

Microsoft: 69%, Oracle: 17%, IBM: 13%, EMC: 13%, HP: 9%


One-quarter of survey respondents said their company custom-builds software to manage content.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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