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Free groupware takes on exchange monopoly

Open source Exchange rival Zarafa has added native support for Blackberry Enterprise Server to a roster of collaboration features that already includes Outlook interoperability, and integration with open source tools such as SugarCRM, OpenERP and Alfresco."It connects to BES just as Exchange does,...

CMIS Update: A Public Review Expected Late Spring

The OASIS CMIS Technical Committee just wrapped up their first face to face meeting at Redmond yesterday. Was it a good session? Has the scope changed? Did all those ECM guys get along? With some insight from Alfresco CTO John Newton, we got an update and help him share that update with you.The...

Making sure you spend wisely on technology

Many organizations buy software based on analyst or peer recommendations. While this is a better business practice than simply buying blindly, the problem is that no one can tell you how a particular software product will actually fit into the way your organization works. In other words, a given...

The appeal of open source

Open source is climbing up the corporate priority list as confidence in the commercial viability of its development and support model has grown and associated cost savings have proven irresistible to cash-strapped organisations. A Forrester Research report released at the Open World Forum in...

The shifting sands of ECM

The expectations for the broad set of technologies that comprise the enterprise content management (ECM) sector have never been higher: ECM needs to render an organisation’s collection of content – its office documents, web content, emails, reports and more - into a searchable, manageable, useable...

Products to watch

eWeek editiors recommend new hardware, software and services that enterprise IT decision makers should have on their radars.

Here we go again

The news may turn out to be no more than rumour, but it is telling nonetheless. To cut costs, several blogs recently reported, Microsoft and IBM would soon both get rid of about 16,000 employees each, 17% and 4% respectively of their workforces. If true, these would be some of the biggest cuts in...

Where the Tech Jobs Are, Part 1

High-tech job seekers should take heart. Despite the daily onslaught of grim economic news, the need for skilled information technology staff remains stable, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report, released earlier this month.Twelve percent of chief information...

An Open Secret

Open-source software is quietly gaining ground well beyond the data center...Indeed, by 2012 more than 90 percent of enterprises worldwide will deploy OSS in one form or another, predicts Gartner, an information technology advisory firm; over the past four years the corporate interest in OSS...

Alfresco And Joomla Launch Industry's First CMIS Implementation

Alfresco continues to blaze the trail when it comes to real-world implementations of the proposed Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard. Its latest step forward was the release this week of a module that allows integration between Alfresco and Joomla systems.The module, built...

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