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Main Requirements of Content Management System and Evolution Criteria in the University Environmental : Case Study of MARZ System of King Abdul-Aziz University


Khaled S. Husain


Vol. 11  No. 5  pp. 100-111


In this paper, we shall survey the main requirements from any Content Management System (CMS) and the main essential features of the CMS as well as the actual process of evaluating the CMS. After that, we shall de?ne the key criteria which support a proper evaluation of Content Management System with special attention on what is developed and implemented in King Abdulaziz University (KAU) that is named MARS. The CMS will be de?ned by some key criteria like: technical requirements, usability, web-friendliness, performance, security, built-in applications and support. Furthermore, this paper may act as a guideline in determining the best solution to meet speci?c CMS requirements especially for the types that is customized based on the customer requirements similar to that is implemented in KAU.


CMS, RLO, Document Management (DM), Knowledge Management (KM), Record Management (RM), Electronic Content Management (ECM) and Web Content Management (WCM)