Alfresco gets $9M for Web 2.0 content management

in VentureBeat

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), Interwoven, Documentum, Vignette, and Microsoft’s Sharepoint. Many of these emerged from the last Web boom, but they’re looking less dynamic these days.

Alfresco lets companies manage their documents online, and also lets them do everything from store those documents securely to keep them out of the wrong hands if they are sensitive.

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