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CMIS could arrive by early 2010

I was surprised to open J Boye's blog this week and find a post called "Don't Worry about CMIS." The post suggests that you shouldn't be thinking about CMIS for 18-24 months. I think Boye is being conservative here. All indications are that CMIS will be locked and loaded by the beginning of next...

Under the covers: Alfresco's SharePoint Services (WSS) Killer

SharePoint, dear SharePoint. We talk about this business collaboration tool — sometimes called an enterprise content management system — on almost a daily basis. You either love it, hate it, integrate with it or try to replace it. Alfresco has chosen the last option. The Alfresco Share solution can...

Ingres, Alfresco debut open-source SharePoint rival

Open-source vendors Ingres and Alfresco are teaming up on a software appliance that bundles the Ingres database with Alfresco's content management platform, hoping the combination will prove to be an enticing alternative to Microsoft SharePoint.The two vendors have already bundled their products...

The open-source collaboration gap

When it comes to open-source communities, individuals are much better citizens than institutions. The enlightened self-interest that causes individuals to send back bug fixes, contribute ideas for new features and write documentation is much harder to find in institutions. This week, the JargonSpy...

Free groupware takes on exchange monopoly

Open source Exchange rival Zarafa has added native support for Blackberry Enterprise Server to a roster of collaboration features that already includes Outlook interoperability, and integration with open source tools such as SugarCRM, OpenERP and Alfresco."It connects to BES just as Exchange does,...

CMIS Update: A Public Review Expected Late Spring

The OASIS CMIS Technical Committee just wrapped up their first face to face meeting at Redmond yesterday. Was it a good session? Has the scope changed? Did all those ECM guys get along? With some insight from Alfresco CTO John Newton, we got an update and help him share that update with you.The...

Making sure you spend wisely on technology

Many organizations buy software based on analyst or peer recommendations. While this is a better business practice than simply buying blindly, the problem is that no one can tell you how a particular software product will actually fit into the way your organization works. In other words, a given...

The appeal of open source

Open source is climbing up the corporate priority list as confidence in the commercial viability of its development and support model has grown and associated cost savings have proven irresistible to cash-strapped organisations. A Forrester Research report released at the Open World Forum in...

The shifting sands of ECM

The expectations for the broad set of technologies that comprise the enterprise content management (ECM) sector have never been higher: ECM needs to render an organisation’s collection of content – its office documents, web content, emails, reports and more - into a searchable, manageable, useable...

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