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Alfresco plays Microsoft’s SharePoint game

Last week it was EMC’s Documentum group taking on SharePoint and this week it’s Alfresco, interesting not just because both Documentum and Alfresco were founded by the same person. I had the chance to speak with that person, John Newton, this morning about Alfresco Labs 3.0 (Labs is the new name...

With New Alfresco App, Enterprise Content Management Takes the OSS Road

Alfresco Software announced Thursday the availability of Alfresco Labs version 3, an open source alternative to Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) enterprise content management (ECM) software SharePoint.Formerly called "Alfresco Community," Alfresco Labs 3 offers users the first open source fully...

How Web 2.0 will change the face of business…

Technology research company Forrester predicts that by 2013, social software, the application of Web 2.0 for the enterprise, will grow at an annual rate of 43 per cent per year. This is quickly becoming the fastest growing sector in the enterprise software industry. However, many people are...

The Back-End of the Web

These days everyone is looking for back-end technology that handles all aspects of the business, from ad insertions to billing, with the look and feel of the most popular social media. If not a one-system-does-all solution, then something pretty close. Enterprise content management has grown to be...

Microsoft after Gates

Microsoft has indeed done many things that would not have seemed possible a few years ago. It has embraced industry standards, published “interoperability principles” that guide its developers, and released thousands of pages describing how its programs work together, so that rival products can...

Alfresco CEO John Powell on the Value of Free

Is it possible to make money by giving something away for free? John Powell, CEO of Alfresco Software, believes that the open source software market is worth US$60 billion. The value doesn't accrue from the revenue that it generates. Rather, that value is rooted in the cost savings for his...

Open source at Enterprise 2.0

I attended a star-studded open source panel this morning, with Bob Bickel of Ringside Networks, Jeff Whatcott of Acquia and John Newton of Alfresco. The panel and audience members discussed adoption of open source specifically for social applications.There was a bit of discussion on market...

Open source tour of Europe: Switzerland

To coincide with EURO 2008, I’m embarking on a virtual European tour, taking a quick look at open source policies and deployment projects in the 16 nations that are competing in the tournament.Switzerland is co-hosting EURO 2008 along with Austria and will be kicking off the tournament with a game...

Open source industry worth £30bn claims Alfresco CEO

How can something given away for free end up being the world's largest industry of its type?According to John Powell, CEO of open source content management vendor Alfresco the value of open source is not what it generates, but what it saves, and that's worth billions."Open source is now the world's...

Alfresco's Latest ECM: Prying Open a Sector?

John Newton, the chairman and CTO at open source document management firm Alfresco, is no stranger to Enterprise Content Management (ECM). You might even say he helped put the term on the IT map when he co-founded Documentum, the document management company that EMC later bought.But that was then....

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