Enterprise Content Management Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing content management and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • M

    Microsoft SharePoint 2013

    SharePoint 2013 is a collaboration platform that offers a simplified user experience and enterprise social media capabilities.

  • Microsoft SharePoint 2016

    SharePoint 2016 is Microsoft's document management and collaboration tool. The cloud-based version, SharePoint Online, is part of the Office 365 suite. The on-premises version is known as SharePoint 2016.

  • Microsoft SharePoint Framework

    Microsoft SharePoint Framework is a new development model and set of tools to build on top of Microsoft SharePoint, a content management and collaboration platform. SharePoint Framework is mobile-first and cloud-enabled, so it works as well with SharePoint Online, Office Graph and other parts of the Office 365 business productivity suite.

  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is a platform, installed on a server and accessed with an Internet connection, which has many capabilities, including website design, collaboration, content management, and sharing and aggregation of business intelligence data.

  • Microsoft Sway

    Microsoft Sway is a presentation tool in Microsoft’s Office suite of its business productivity apps. Sway is designed as a more flexible tool that could replace Microsoft PowerPoint for visual presentations and storytelling for a more digital audience.

  • Microsoft Teams

    Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool that is part of the Office 365 suite of services. Teams enables local and remote co-workers to work together in real and near-real time. It provides customizable workspaces and guest access to facilitate business-to-business (B2B) project management.

  • N

    newsjacking

    Newsjacking is the practice of aligning a brand with a current event in an attempt to generate media attention and boost the brand's exposure.

  • O

    OCR (optical character recognition)

    OCR (optical character recognition) is the recognition of printed or written text characters by a computer.

  • OpenText ECM Suite

    OpenText Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Suite is a bundled group of content management software made by Open Text Corporation, whose programs include document management, record management, email management and web content management.

  • Oracle Content Management

    Oracle Content Management is a complete content management system made by Oracle Corporation.

  • P

    paperless office

    Paperless office is an umbrella term for business practices that improve the workplace by reducing reliance on paper.

  • R

    records information management (RIM)

    Records information management (RIM) is a corporate area of endeavor involving the administration of all business records through their life cycle.

  • right to be forgotten

    The right to be forgotten is the concept that individuals have the civil right to request that personal information be removed from the Internet.

  • S

    search engine marketing (SEM)

    Search engine marketing (SEM) is an approach to advertising that helps companies' content rank higher in search engine queries.

  • search-based applications (SBAs)

    Search-based applications (SBAs) are applications that use a search engine platform as the backbone to access information residing in various file types.

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