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Panelists: Content management, meet social networking

Enterprise content management and social networking form a natural nexus that is already taking tangible form, a software executive said during a panel discussion Wednesday at the Gilbane Group's annual conference in Boston."People have real requirements to secure information, but also have a...

Facebook gets open-source enterprise app

The open-source enterprise content management firm Alfresco has announced what it claims is the first enterprise application to use the Facebook platform.The London-based enterprise content management (ECM) company has integrated its system with the popular social-networking site, using open...

Alfresco aims to make Facebook safe in the enterprise

Content management company Alfresco Software Inc., wednesday unveiled links to Facebook, which it said will allow companies to securely collaborate and publish corporate content on the popular social networking site.The Alfresco Enterprise Content Network (ECN) application aims to help corporate...

First enterprise application for Facebook launched

Enterprises are being offered the chance to use Facebook. Open source enterprise content management company Alfresco has integrated its application with the social networking site to enable its users to communicate more effectively with customers and partners. Alfresco claimed that it was the first...

An Open-Source Project with a Marketing Team. Imagine That.

Many open-source projects begin with a techie who has an itch to scratch. None of the existing tools do exactly what he wants, so he builds his own solution - then makes the source code available to the world at large. Other developers, excited about the new approach (and with an itch in the same...

Open source CMSes prove well worth the price

Combining document, Web, records, and image management, Alfresco 2.1 is a full-fledged EMC (enterprise content manager). Although such breadth often signals extra complexity in commercial offerings, Alfresco doesn't succumb to this problem. Using Web 2.0 techniques (such as lightweight scripting),...

Alfresco takes the open road to success

The head of a British high-tech start-up went in to the old Department of Trade - one of whose roles was to help business - to make a pitch for his new program and how it could help save taxpayers' money while fostering the local software industry. It turned out that both these factors were...

Ignoring open source is costing us dear

The cooperative spirit that infused the open source movement is now taking over the world as people and corporations collaborate on music, videos, products or the Wikipedia. All of which makes it scandalous that the open source movement has not taken off in the UK as it has in other countries.

UK failing to exploit open source

The UK's failure to make use of open source is a scandal, according to open-source experts speaking at a key Westminster debate."There is more open-source work being done in Guatemala," said Linux kernel developer and Red Hat fellow Alan Cox. The public sector is scared of open source, he said,...

BBC Radio 4: The Bottom Line

Buying online is no longer a novelty and most companies have a website, no matter how basic, so how come we still come across frustrating and poorly designed web pages? This week the program will discuss what makes good web design. Simplicity is key but it turns out that putting that principle into...

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