Often companies choose to work with Oshyn when redesigning or re-launching their website. Companies also engage Oshyn to resolve integration issues with their Content Management System (CMS) including: back-end systems integration with the CMS, creating a seamless experience through custom functionality and content, optimizing the performance of the CMS to enhance the functionality available for content editors, and improving the integration with other systems to provide a seamless User Interface (UI) for CMS users.
Companies often choose to upgrade the CMS to take advantage of increased flexibility, improve business support, improve business decision making, and to reduce maintenance costs. Many internal IT teams have limited resources and experience upgrading the CMS and often run into issues. A CMS upgrade may also mean upgrades to integrated systems. CMS upgrades can cause instability to your current CMS version and website if not done correctly. Oshyn offers not just expertise in executing successful CMS upgrades with as little disruption as possible, we also help companies assess whether an upgrade is the right move.
Content Migration, especially for larger sites or sites with multisites and microsites, can be very challenging and wrought with the potential for many issues. Companies come to Oshyn for our extensive experience in developing Content Migration plans including: migration scripting, CMS configuration, and mapping integration points with external systems. Oshyn’s extensive experience in Content Migration led to the development of the Oshyn Migration Accelerator for OpenText Web Solutions aka RedDot CMS.
CMS offers workflow processes to control web page versions, approval processes, scheduled publishing, the content translation process to foreign languages and more. With third-party system integration or Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), companies often have a need for customized workflow processes. Oshyn helps companies establish effective workflows to make processes efficient and user-friendly.
Search Engine Optimization
Content Management Systems can enable the constant tuning and tweaking necessary for an active, ongoing SEO program. Great care should be taken during the design and implementation phases of a CMS project to implement the SEO considerations discussed here. These are the phases when the foundation for your SEO campaign is laid. Putting a solid foundation in place will facilitate content loading and continuous SEO improvement for the life of your site. If done correctly, your CMS will be your SEO best friend.
Many businesses process do not live on islands. Often companies need to integrate Enterprise Applications, reporting, electronic forms, document management and revision control, enterprise search, etc. into their CMS. Oshyn helps companies identify integration points and uses Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to ensure that scalability.
Mobile-friendly websites or as some say “Mobile Optimization”, is key to ensuring that no matter what device visitors use to access your website, they will enjoy a great user experience. Oshyn helps companies use their CMS to easily update mobile optimized content and develops mobile applications for devices such as iPhone, iPad, and Android.
Oshyn CMS White Papers
Open Source CMS: Is It Right for your Organization
In this free white paper, “Open Source CMS: Is It Right for your Organization?”, we share an in-depth look at the pros and cons of using Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS) or Open Source Web Content Management (WCM) platforms. Oshyn helps clients select CMS/WCM solutions based on the specific requirements of each client.
Affiliate Content Sharing in a CMS/WCM World
The Content Editors at your company have created GREAT content! Now how do you share it? In this free white paper, learn several methods for using a Content Syndication tool to automatically repurpose content and how Content Sharing can generate business value.
Sitecore and Social Media - An Interactive Web Content Management Platform
Authored by Oshyn’s Sitecore Development Lead, Prasanth Nittala, this free white paper draws from Oshyn’s vast experience as a certified Sitecore partner in helping organizations understand the distinct capabilities offered by Sitecore CMS while evaluating Content Management strategies and CMS platforms. Specifically in this white paper Prasanth discuss key points from the perspectives of marketing and web development that make Sitecore a compelling choice.
Performance Tuning Open Text Web Solutions Management Server and Delivery Server
If you've made an investment in OpenText Web Solutions (formerly RedDot) Web Content Management products, you’ve undoubtedly experienced performance issues. While every CMS requires tuning, OpenText Web Solutions - RedDot is especially susceptible to misconfiguration and poor performance as the out-of-the-box installation comes untuned and ready for Development Environments only.
SEO Best Practices within a Content Management System
In this free white paper, we share Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tips and best practices to follow when implementing a Content Management System (CMS). Certain features and functionality will help your content editors make website changes faster while minimizing the risk of human error. Download this free white paper to learn strategies to improve search engine rankings.
Best Practices for Sitecore CMS
Sitecore CMS is an extensive Web Content Management (WCM) platform for the mid-market. It offers reduced IT expenditures, a streamlined content lifecycle, and a return of content control to the subject matter experts. The newest incarnation of Sitecore CMS, version 6.0, is a mature product that incorporates standard social media components such as wikis, blogs, RSS syndication and “e-mail a friend” features.
Optimizing SEO in your CMS (WCM)
Oshyn's Christian Burne spoke in depth about SEO in CMS at the Gilbane San Francisco Conference on June 3rd, 2009. Christian discussed the pressues of keyword competition and how the CMS can add tremendous power to climbing Google SERPs and other search engine rankings. The presentation was later part of a featured article on CMSWire. We've made the presentation available in PDF format. Download now to learn more about strategies for using your CMS to optimize SEO.
Selecting the "Right" Content Management System
The Internet age brought greater utility to personal computers to the point that Google is used as a verb and the web is an essential requirement of the marketing plans. Companies are turning to Web Content Management systems to enable them to provide that compelling online experience for their customers. However, many companies also struggle to determine which content management solution will best suit their specific business needs.