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Alfresco tackles the SharePoint lock-in with a key

Readers with long memories may recall how last year Matt Asay, Alfresco executive and C|Net blogger, whom I’ve taken to calling Big Money Matt (pure jealousy) was screaming about how evil Microsoft SharePoint was.It’s a new type of lock-in, an Electronic Content Management (ECM) strategy as...

Alfresco Supports Microsoft SharePoint's Protocol: Thanks, EU

We've written about Microsoft's pledges to become more interoperable, and I've agreed with other observers that much of Microsoft's motivation for these new moves comes from the trouble it's gotten into with the EU and the Justice Department. As part of complying with the EU's demands, the company...

Open source ECM Alfresco now emulates SharePoint

I had a long talk the other afternoon with John Newton, CTO and Chairman of Alfresco. John previously co-founded Documentum.If the name Alfresco rings a bell but you can't place it, perhaps it's because former InfoWorld Open Sources blogger Matt Asay is VP of Business Development at Alfresco and...

How Web 2.0 will change the face of business…

Technology research company Forrester predicts that by 2013, social software, the application of Web 2.0 for the enterprise, will grow at an annual rate of 43 per cent per year. This is quickly becoming the fastest growing sector in the enterprise software industry. However, many people are...

The Back-End of the Web

These days everyone is looking for back-end technology that handles all aspects of the business, from ad insertions to billing, with the look and feel of the most popular social media. If not a one-system-does-all solution, then something pretty close. Enterprise content management has grown to be...

Microsoft after Gates

Microsoft has indeed done many things that would not have seemed possible a few years ago. It has embraced industry standards, published “interoperability principles” that guide its developers, and released thousands of pages describing how its programs work together, so that rival products can...

Alfresco CEO John Powell on the Value of Free

Is it possible to make money by giving something away for free? John Powell, CEO of Alfresco Software, believes that the open source software market is worth US$60 billion. The value doesn't accrue from the revenue that it generates. Rather, that value is rooted in the cost savings for his...

Adobe adds open source tool, AIR integration to LiveCycle Enterprise

Adobe Systems Inc. today announced that its LiveCycle Enterprise Suite will be updated next month with a new open source enterprise content management option and support for its Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) tool that provides offline access to Rich Internet Applications (RIAs).The LiveCycle...

Open source at Enterprise 2.0

I attended a star-studded open source panel this morning, with Bob Bickel of Ringside Networks, Jeff Whatcott of Acquia and John Newton of Alfresco. The panel and audience members discussed adoption of open source specifically for social applications.There was a bit of discussion on market...

Open source tour of Europe: Switzerland

To coincide with EURO 2008, I’m embarking on a virtual European tour, taking a quick look at open source policies and deployment projects in the 16 nations that are competing in the tournament.Switzerland is co-hosting EURO 2008 along with Austria and will be kicking off the tournament with a game...

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