Content Management (CM) is a set of processes and technologies that support the collection, management, and publishing of information in any form or medium. When this information is stored and accessed via computers, it can be referred to as digital content or simply content. Content management is the creation, collection, editing, and delivery of any type of information on any medium. Everything can be considered content: from images to video, audio, multimedia, and text. All content has a lifecycle that must be managed: from creation to storage or deletion. Content management has different names, practices and goals in different industries and organizations. However, it is always a collaborative process that aims to manage and monitor the different versions of a piece of content as it evolves from its original to its final version.
Content management is the process of organizing and consolidating this content (text, graphics, and multimedia clips) and tagging schemes (XML, HTML, etc.) in the most efficient way and storing it once in a repository called a content management system. The organized content can then be used over and over again for many different publications (content reuse) and for publishing through multiple channels.