Publishing and Web Content Management
Web Content Management (WCM) is the management of web content. In the days of old, we used to place some static HTML pages on a web server and call it a day for the development of web sites. Although this served a purpose at the time, the sort of information we could display on the World Wide Web was really limited. Then, we matured some and added dynamic rendering with technologies like PHP, ASP, VBS, Java, etc. and could render content from databases and other data sources. The problem was that we still relied on IT to put anything on the web server and required developers to design and implement web sites, often a very costly endeavor. Meanwhile, content management systems were springing up to address the need for document management and centralized content management in the organization. What we needed was this same CMS technology for the Web—a Web Content Management system.