Content Management — There’s an app for that!!

I have been working in Content Management for over 10 years and been involved in over 30 content management projects.  Sadly, I have never found a customer that was truly happy with their Content Management System (CMS).  Most customers figure out how to work with the system they have and adjust their processes accordingly.  Content […]

Taxonomies, Content Management and Governance

Good governance is on everyone’s minds these days.  It’s a concern that extends well beyond the Washington Beltway.  As applied to managing your enterprise content, including taxonomies, it is not just an abstraction. Good governance drives the overall performance of your content program, including: –How easy it is for users to find information –How users […]

How to explain MarkLogic to someone (is it a floor wax or is it a dessert topping?)

It is no secret we here at Avalon are enamored with MarkLogic technology. Our consultants have regular discussions that involve topics like the best way to use Java code with XQuery or how to integrate HTML5 with WebSockets to create a multi-publisher capability for MarkLogic (and no, we do not use pocket-protectors or wear hats […]

Taxonomies and Content Management

My formal introduction to Vignette Content Management began with this statement:  “Vignette has three hierarchical organizations for content.”   Put another way, you need three taxonomies to make Vignette work its best. So what does that mean?  One definition of taxonomy is: “A defined hierarchy of categories; a tree-like structure of terminology that defines how […]