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Alfresco Named a ‘Visionary’ in Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

London, UK October 29, 2012Alfresco, the cloud-connected platform, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management” (ECM).  Vendors in the Visionaries quadrant are innovators that excel with highly differentiated solutions, introducing a radical new approach to the market.

“We believe our positioning as a ‘Visionary’ serves as a confirmation of our mission to enable our customers, partners and community to do great work,” said John Powell, CEO of Alfresco. “This means providing business users with the tools they want to create, access and share their business-critical content, while enabling IT to prevent content chaos. With the recent launch of our Alfresco One platform, we are continuing to provide precisely what enterprises need to work better, smarter and more securely.”

With new devices, more types of content and an increasingly mobile workforce, organizations are struggling with enterprise content chaos. Alfresco empowers employees to collaborate freely both within the office and outside the firewall with anyone, on any content and on any device. More importantly, IT leaders regain control of all corporate content in a way that no other enterprise or cloud-only solution can deliver today.

According to Gartner, “ECM can strategically help enterprises take control of their content and, in so doing, boost effectiveness, encourage collaboration and make information easier to share. As a software toolset, ECM consists of a set of capabilities and/or applications for content lifecycle management that interoperate, but that can also be sold and used separately.” (1)

Until now, organizations have needed to access internal systems externally or use disconnected cloud services to collaborate outside the firewall. Alfresco is the only solution that can connect people, content, systems and processes securely on both sides of the firewall, enabling IT departments to provide a seamless experience for casual, collaborative content and for the confidential content they can't put in the cloud. 

Alfresco addresses the complete lifecycle of corporate content by extending powerful ECM capabilities from behind the firewall to the cloud — and all the way to mobile devices.  Alfresco One combines Alfresco’s open-source ECM platform, which has been downloaded more than three million times with Alfresco in the cloud to enable true hybrid ECM scenarios.  Alfresco is also popular for enterprise developers who need to build content-centric business applications. 

Additional Resources:

•    Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management report

•    “Where Have all the Innovators Gone?” blog post

•    Alfresco One sync product page

•    Sign up for Alfresco in the cloud and get 10GB of storage for your company for free

•    Connect with Alfresco on Social Content, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

(1) Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management” by Mark R. Gilbert, et al. October 18, 2012

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About Alfresco

Alfresco is how great businesses share, organize and protect their content. Nearly seven million people in more than 180 countries use Alfresco Enterprise, Cloud, Mobile and Community to manage more than three billion files worldwide. Whether on the go or in the office, Alfresco empowers today's teams to do great work.

Founded in 2005, Alfresco is headquartered in London with U.S. headquarters in Atlanta. For more information about Alfresco please visit:


About Alfresco

Alfresco is an enterprise open-source software company focused on advancing the flow of digital business. The company provides a better, more effortless way for people to work, making sure they have the information they need, exactly when they need it most. The Alfresco Digital Business Platform is an open, modern, secure platform that intelligently activates process and content to accelerate the flow of business. It provides the fastest path for people to interact with information and for companies to respond to changing business needs. Alfresco helps over 1300 industry-leading organizations build solutions where content finds users, processes dynamically adapt to changing needs enabling global companies to be more responsive and competitive. Alfresco’s customers include Cisco, Bank of NY Mellon, Liberty Mutual, Capital One, US Department of Navy, and NASA. Founded in 2005, Alfresco has U.S. headquarters in San Mateo, California and European headquarters in Maidenhead, UK. For more information on Alfresco, please visit

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