Transforming Websites Into Power Portals With Open Source Content Technology Tools

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An open source web content management system (CMS) can cost-effectively empower your agency’s web presence and functionality or it can be an expensive, inflexible tool that hampers your online efforts.  Open source veteran Shaun Walker shares how users can avoid the eight pitfalls of choosing and implementing a CMS and how to maximize the value of the chosen solution.  Specifically, he will untangle the complexity of licensing and matching SLAs to your business requirements; recommend best practices for managing contributors and security; and develop a plan for scalability and adding new functionality.  In addition, Walker will share real-world examples of how open source CMSs are being used to advantage at agencies like the State of California and Lehigh County, Penn.