Migrating legacy content

April 21, 2008

Kyle Short has written an excellent article on the hidden costs of migrating existing content into a content management system.

This article is well worth reading if you’re trying to realistically calculate the costs of changing from one system to another (whether it’s existing CMS content to another CMS, or older document formats such as Word, Frame etc., into a CMS or authoring system).

Most vendors skip over the cost to the organisation of migrating legacy content as it isn’t part of the quote, or it isn’t their responsibility. But as a writer or documentation manager, it’s a cost you have to factor in to the total cost of a tool.


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