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Alfresco expands beyond ECM, productizes open source BPM Activiti, targets hybrid BPMaaS

By Carl Lehmann, 451 Research, 16 April 2014

Excerpt: Alfresco is about to make available as a stand-alone product the technology it uses to drive the workflow and business process orchestration in its enterprise content management (ECM) offerings.  It is designed to address pent-up market demand among its customer base, monetize the Activiti open source community and transition Alfresco and its offerings toward a hybrid cloud platform of business process management (BPM) services. 

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Alfresco targets new markets and says slow farewell to ECM

By Alan Pelz-Sharpe, 451 Research, 9 December 2013

Excerpt:  Alfresco has deep ECM roots and represents by far the largest and most successful open source alternative in the market sector.  But as Alfresco continues to mature, and look for more substantial growth in its future, it is making the sensible decision to 'verticalize' its offerings and play in the broader (and much larger) business-applications sector.  We believe this is an important move, and one that others are likely to follow.  

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Alfresco's acquisition of WeWebU strengthens its IPO readiness

By Alan Pelz-Sharpe, 451 Research, 6 February 2013

Excerpt:  Alfresco inks its first acquisition and starts to fill out its enterprise product offering as it prepares for a future IPO.  WeWebU offers a configurable application platform that layers on top of enterprise content management (ECM) systems to leverage functionality and repository services.

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Alfresco Tackles the 'Dropbox Problem' with Hybrid Cloud Subscription Service

By Alan Pelz-Sharpe, 451 Research, 28 September 2012

Excerpt:  Alfresco claims, with justification, to be one of the world's most successful open source projects. In just seven years, it has gone from being a scrappy start-up to regularly competing – and winning – against IBM, Oracle and EMC in the enterprise content management (ECM) sector. The ECM market is now being flooded by a new wave of well-funded cloud-based start-ups. In response, Alfresco is attempting to take first-mover advantage by offering a hybrid cloud subscription service.

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Open Source Content Management Goes to the Cloud: Alfresco Launches Cloud Service

By Kathleen Reidy, 451 Research, 15 February 2012

Excerpt:  It's no surprise to see Alfresco launching a cloud-based service for file sharing (who isn't?). However, Alfresco could be a particularly interesting player in this sector if it is able to get the ease-of-use requirements in the cloud file-sharing realm right to attract business users while supporting more advanced and sophisticated doc-enabled apps. It also has its traditional business of supporting customized on-premises deployments, and its plan to provide policy-driven and automated sync between on-premises and the cloud could be particularly attractive to larger organizations. Large enterprises are interested in hybrid scenarios, with the cloud supporting some content management use cases, but not all. Alfresco's strategy could appeal to enterprises that don't want to choose between cloud-only providers and traditional ECM.

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