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Document Management: H&R Block Finds The Perfect Open Source Software

H&R Block wanted a flexible, easy- to-use document management system to capture clients' tax documents and move them digitally to its tax preparers' offices. It considered commercial products, such as FileNet and Documentum. But H&R Block CIO Marc West eventually directed the team to focus...

Analysts admire Alfresco, admonish SharePoint

Thinking about delving into enterprise content management? The analysts of the world have had a few heady opinions to share of late. London-based Ovum, for instance, has taken a shine to Alfresco. We've covered Alfresco before, but the company has been moving rapidly in some pretty novel...

Panelists: Content management, meet social networking

Enterprise content management and social networking form a natural nexus that is already taking tangible form, a software executive said during a panel discussion Wednesday at the Gilbane Group's annual conference in Boston."People have real requirements to secure information, but also have a...

Facebook gets open-source enterprise app

The open-source enterprise content management firm Alfresco has announced what it claims is the first enterprise application to use the Facebook platform.The London-based enterprise content management (ECM) company has integrated its system with the popular social-networking site, using open...

Alfresco takes the open road to success

The head of a British high-tech start-up went in to the old Department of Trade - one of whose roles was to help business - to make a pitch for his new program and how it could help save taxpayers' money while fostering the local software industry. It turned out that both these factors were...

Ignoring open source is costing us dear

The cooperative spirit that infused the open source movement is now taking over the world as people and corporations collaborate on music, videos, products or the Wikipedia. All of which makes it scandalous that the open source movement has not taken off in the UK as it has in other countries.

UK failing to exploit open source

The UK's failure to make use of open source is a scandal, according to open-source experts speaking at a key Westminster debate."There is more open-source work being done in Guatemala," said Linux kernel developer and Red Hat fellow Alan Cox. The public sector is scared of open source, he said,...

Best of open source enterprise applications

InfoWorld Test Center picks the best free BPM, CRM, ERP, e-commerce, business intelligence, project management, application management, and portal software.

BBC Radio 4: The Bottom Line

Buying online is no longer a novelty and most companies have a website, no matter how basic, so how come we still come across frustrating and poorly designed web pages? This week the program will discuss what makes good web design. Simplicity is key but it turns out that putting that principle into...

Report: Open Source Adopters Testing on Windows

Alfresco Software's survey found that companies that decided to launch its software -- as opposed to those evaluating and testing the applications -- tended to prefer open source operating systems, application servers, databases and browsers. That is, when companies eventually adopted the open...

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