Why Use a Content Management System (CMS)? Okay, if so... Which One?

Tech Briefing

Friday, April 2, 2010, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Turing Auditorium

Presenter: Mark Branom, IT Services

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Confused about what a CMS (Content Management System) is? Heard of Drupal, WordPress, or MediaWiki, but don't really understand what the big deal is? Come to this Tech Briefing to find out!

Mark Branom, instructor for IT Services Technology Training, will cover:

  • What, exactly, IS a Content Management System (CMS)?
  • How is a CMS different from a traditional, static web site?
  • Which of the CMS products does Stanford support? (Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki)
  • Why should you use a CMS?
  • When would it make best sense to use which particular tool (blog, wiki, full-featured CMS)?
    • and we'll discuss the process that SUL went through to choose Drupal!