Well, as you can see, its a specialized term use by those computer people (when I say computer folks they can function as IT specialist, webmaster or everybody that has strong connection with this word). However, because someone without too much history about how things work regarding computer manipulation and stuff, lets try to dig in on to how this content management system or just CMS, works.
First we need to know what this term actually means. As I did browsing in the web, I found out that this is a kind of system that’s used to manage the content of a site, basically used for the control and editing of content, even with no background in site designing and hypertext markup language (HTML). Content consists of video, images and files based web text files, electronic documents and networking. The main concept behind a CMS is over the Internet or to make these records available for editing inter-office. With this, the content manager will have the ability to deal with the creation, modification, and removal of content from a site even without completely knowing the language.
Moreover, apart from editing and controlling the website content, this CMS also acts as files record (archiving). Most of the companies use this to organize and save files in public form. Because systems are host based, additionally, using this system, everyone in the company can share content with others easily. Some Content Management Systems provide the ability to control business flows and procedures, like automated business document flows and email alerts. Document management system or A CMS provides the company a way to control and publish to and from group of files in a logical and organized manner, content.
As one of my colleagues said, there are a lot of things which needs to be discussed regarding this broad term but I think with these little knowledge that I presented, at least we already have any idea on how this stuff works and how important it is for a company and for the people also.
Yes, we don’t know precisely how to create a web site or even the language of editing but with the use of this system, everything will be made possible. Aja IT people!