The Content Management System (CMS) has become the de facto standard for handling web content, greatly simplifying the day-to-day tasks of website management for non-technical users.
Although CMS come in many flavors the best ones share some common features and benefits:
While many of the latest generation of CMS products are open source and can be obtained at little or no cost (some of the most popular solutions like Drupal, WordPress, or Joomla, are totally free to use) initial implementation of a CMS may still represent a hurdle for some organizations. A CMS needs to be properly installed and configured, and it also needs to support the desired design theme. It is also usually necessary to move legacy website pages into the new CMS platform, which can be a time-consuming process.
Larger organizations will sometimes struggle with these matters, especially in cases where an organization has already made a significant investment in a more traditional web platform. On a large and complex site, it might be necessary to adjust hundreds of nuanced manual settings. There might then be hundreds or thousands of individual legacy pages that must be moved and reformatted. While the potential benefits of migration to a new CMS are many, the task can appear off-putting to an organization lacking in the necessary experience and manpower.
But Portland Webworks can help! We routinely work with government agencies, corporate institutions, and enterprise-level organizations to make their migrations to CMS platforms utterly painless. We can transform the burden of site migration into an easy, fun, collaborative experience, free of confusion, complexity, and arduous labor. We make it possible for our customers to take maximum advantage of the benefits of CMS software, ensuring in the process that our customers can remain exclusively focused on the strategic aspects of website messaging, design, organization, and presentation -- the aspects of the site that really matter most.
Drupal is a lightweight and flexible open source content management system that is in use powering thousands of websites of all shapes and sizes. Like many of the products we choose to use, Drupal enjoys a large and active developer base, which means that people are overcoming technical challenges every day, and sharing them back with the community. This means that the Drupal system is constantly being improved and enhanced.
Developed using PHP, Drupal has seen increasing adoption in the enterprise, as its value as a lightweight and flexible development platform have driven its growth. As illustration of this, Drupal’s third-party module library contains many examples of packages developed specifically to achieve integration with common enterprise applications, such as directory servers and convenient load balancing support. At Portland Webworks we’ve adopted Drupal just for this reason. When you need a lightweight content management system that plays nice with enterprise systems, Drupal fits the bill.
These are some of the reasons you should choose Portland Webworks.