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Alfresco Survey Provides Data On Enterprise Open Source Usage

Open source ECM provider Alfresco is publicizing the release of its second global survey of open source use in the enterprise.The Alfresco Open Source Barometer Survey was conducted throughout 2007 using opt-in data provided by Alfresco's 35,000 community members in what the company calls "the...

Red Hat Announces Winners of JBoss Innovation Awards

Red Hat has announced the winners of the JBoss Innovation Awards 2008. The Awards, in their second year, highlight the individuals and companies which are judged to be the most innovative and effective in providing JBoss solutions.JBoss, a division of Red Hat, provides open source middleware...

Engineering Content Management For A Web 2.0 World

If you think we're entering a recession,you wouldn't know it from talking to Alfresco's CEO John Powell.To say Powell is upbeat about the three year-old company's future would be an understatement. And why not? They just received nine million more reasons($9 million Series B funding)that validates...

Open Source Funding Signals CMS Shakeup

The last few years have seen a ton of movement in the open source software market. And the recent string of acquisitions are sure to shake up the business of content management.If you look at where the money's flowing, you'll find a lot of folks are betting on open source software that helps...

Alfresco gets $9M for Web 2.0 content management

Alfresco Software is the latest player hoping to kill high-priced software for large companies.It’s one of a number of vendors of “content management” software. But it’s open source, and dirt cheap relative to others in the so-called enterprise content management (ECM) sector: Filenet (IBM),...

2008's Top Leaders in Open Source Business

According to an IDC report, Open Source Software Business Models 2007-2011 Forecast: A Preliminary View, worldwide open source-related revenue reached $1.8 billion in 2006 and will grow to reach $5.8 billion by 2011. That's a forecasted 26% of compound annual growth for the next five years. That's...

Linux Magazine’s Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2008

We have to admit, Microsoft's SharePoint isn't a bad solution, but we want a collaboration platform that doesn't lock us into Windows. Lucky us, we have Alfresco to look to for a collaboration platform that's open source and just as slick. Alfresco's Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is being...

Alfresco Benches 100 Million Objects

Okay, so Alfresco did not “bench” as in “bench-press” 100 million objects (that feat is coming soon), but they did reach and exceed the 100 million document mark in an independently certified benchmark test of Alfresco Enterprise 2.1, conducted by Unisys Corporation. This is pretty darn impressive...

Document Management: H&R Block Finds The Perfect Open Source Software

H&R Block wanted a flexible, easy- to-use document management system to capture clients' tax documents and move them digitally to its tax preparers' offices. It considered commercial products, such as FileNet and Documentum. But H&R Block CIO Marc West eventually directed the team to focus...

Analysts admire Alfresco, admonish SharePoint

Thinking about delving into enterprise content management? The analysts of the world have had a few heady opinions to share of late. London-based Ovum, for instance, has taken a shine to Alfresco. We've covered Alfresco before, but the company has been moving rapidly in some pretty novel...

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