Centralized v. Decentralized Content Management

Pros, Cons & Getting the Best of Both Worlds

Regardless of the type of content being created, the debate over the benefits of centralization versus decentralization is a pervasive one.

On the one hand, centralization can provides consistency and visibility across the organization. Decentralization, on the other hand, can enable departments to be more agile and respond quickly in a changing environment. 

The truth is, regardless of which way they set out, most modern organizations end up organically arriving at what can best be described as a “hybrid” content management strategy. 

"Putting the right technology platforms in place is imperative for organizations seeking to create and maintain successful hybird content management teams, allowing them to gain the benefits of both centralized and decentralized content management teams — essentially, allowing them to make the hybrid content management strategy they already have in place work more effectively."

In our latest article, Centralized v. Decentralized Content Management: Pros, Cons & Getting the Best of Both Worlds, David Dye — one of our resident LCMS experts with more than two decades of experience in content development, strategy and management — breaks down the pros and cons of both centralized and decentralized content management strategies, discusses why hybrid content management strategies are so common, and explores how technology can help organizations get the best of both worlds. 

David Dye
David Dye

Solution Consultant

David Dye brings more than 20 years of experience in education and training to his role at Xyleme, including eight years as an instructional designer. David is passionate about helping organizations solve learning content management problems and works closely with prospective partners to help identify how technology can improve their content development and management processes. David earned a B.A. in English from University of Florida and an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from University of South Florida.  

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