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Alfresco Drives CMIS Discussions at AIIM

Alfresco Founder to Present on CMIS; Participate in AIIM CMIS Demo and Host Networking Events

LONDON—March 18, 2009 — Alfresco Software, Inc. today announced that John Newton, Alfresco Chairman and CTO will present at AIIM International in Philadelphia, March 30 – April 2, on the impact of the proposed Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard. In addition, Mark Vermette from CRIX, an Alfresco customer, will present jointly with Dr Ian Howells, Alfresco CMO, on the benefits of using open source technology to accelerate collaboration and information flows. Other Alfresco activities at the conference include participation in the AIIM CMIS demonstration as well as partner networking events and integration/solution demonstrations at the Alfresco booth (#542).

CMIS will take center stage at this year’s event as AIIM plans to leverage the new draft specification to host a federated demonstration allowing attendees to access conference materials stored in multiple content management systems (CMS). The proposed CMIS standard currently is being advanced by an OASIS technical committee and is designed to enable content to be accessed regardless of CMS. Developers can build and test CMIS applications using Alfresco which then can be deployed on SharePoint, EMC, IBM, or OpenText. Alfresco is participating in the AIIM CMIS demonstration by providing access to a hosted Alfresco implementation, which uses an Alfresco ECM repository and delivers out-of-the-box, collaborative content management. The OASIS Technical Committee expects to reach standards approval on CMIS by the end of 2009.

Alfresco also will make a CMIS and Cloud Computing Developer Kit available to AIIM attendees. The developer kit includes example code for connecting Alfresco to Joomla!™ and Drupal, plus examples of CMIS using Java, Flex, Javascript and Alfresco, as well as a live Alfresco system to develop and test CMIS applications.

“CMIS has huge momentum and will become the foundation for building a new generation of content collaboration and social computing applications,” said John Newton, CTO, Alfresco Software. “The AIIM Conference presents the perfect venue to demonstrate the benefits of CMIS in action with live systems and discuss how ECM vendors, users and developers can leverage this emerging standard to provide a new range of content applications that will bring content management technology to the masses.”

Detailed information on the Alfresco activities at AIIM include:
  • “Open Source Collaboration: Enabling CRIX Consortium Members to Accelerate Collaboration and Information Flows” presented by Dr Ian Howells, Alfresco CMO, and Mark Vermette, CRIX Product Manager, on March 31 at 3:30 pm;
  • “The Impact of CMIS in an Interoperable World” presented by John Newton, Alfresco CTO on April 1 at 10:10 am;
  • Alfresco will be exhibiting at AIIM in booth 542 and will be demonstrating live CMIS Integrations with Joomla! and Drupal, as well as Alfresco ECM and the Alfresco Network;
  • Rivet Logic & Alfresco “Open Source ECM in Action” Reception on April 1 from 5:00pm at the Marriott Hotel; and,
Partner demonstrations on the Alfresco booth will be delivered daily at scheduled times and will include:
  • Optaros: Drupal & Alfresco Integration built using CMIS
  • CIGNEX: Case Study on Liferay & Alfresco Integration
  • Rivet Logic: Replacing your Legacy ECM with Enterprise Open Source Alfresco
  • Rothbury: Adobe Flex & Alfresco Integration
  • Microstrategies: Kofax & Alfresco Integration