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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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