CTO Edge - Alfresco Extends ECM Reach

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The latest version of the open source enterprise content management system from Alfresco is reaching out to more sources of data.

Version 3.4 of Alfresco Community adds support for the Microsoft Office SharePoint Protocol and CIFS and an application programming interface (API) for integrating with GoogleDocs.

In addition, Alfresco has added the ability to integrate with the Spring application environment via new frameworks that can be access via OpenCMIS interfaces.

According to Alfresco CTO John Newton, Alfresco is making a concerted effort to more seamlessly integrate its ECM platform with a wide variety of application environments. In particular, Alfresco wants its ECM platform to be able to integrate with Microsoft Office environments as effortlessly as Microsoft SharePoint, he said.

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