EContent - CMIS Standard Aims to Reshape ECM Industry
Content management systems do not always like to play nice with each other. With the May 4 announcement of the OASIS international consortium's approval of Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) version 1.0-a new open standard that enables information to be shared across Enterprise Content Management (ECM) repositories from different vendors-that could all be changing.
"A lot of applications need content management, and here is a standard that is actually able to support them," says Alfresco's CTO, John Newton, who was also on the CMIS Technical Committee. Using Web services and Web 2.0 interfaces, CMIS dramatically reduces the IT burden around multi-vendor, multi-repository content management environments. Companies no longer need to maintain custom code and one-off integrations in order to share information across their various ECM systems.