Designing Enterprise Product Content Systems


As more companies strive to architect comprehensive XML-based enterprise publishing strategies for their organizations, it becomes important to understand the common characteristics of successful designs of these types of systems. There are many vendors that target their products and services at portions of the single source architecture such as authoring or web delivery. However, there exists no turnkey solution that will handle the demands of every organization since system priorities vary greatly by company and industry. Consequently, managers face a difficult challenge when designing and implementing these types of systems. There are three basic areas that have to be considered when designing enterprise publishing systems. Content creation involves building a single interface for authors, editors and reviewers that handles multiple authoring tools. Additionally, content management involves storing document components, separating their content and structure from any formatting information to optimize re-use and facilitate dynamic distribution. Lastly, content distribution involves architecting multiple channels to deliver content to users including high-quality printed pages, wireless devices, electronic web pages and syndication engines. This session gives an overview of the architecture of a typical single source enterprise publishing system. From document creation and workflow control to data storage and online distribution, each structural component will be analyzed.

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