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Alfresco Software Awarded GSA Contract Schedule

Trusted government IT solutions provider Carahsoft Technology Corp. partners with Alfresco Software, allowing federal and state customers to buy Alfresco ECM solutions via GSA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 11, 2008 – Alfresco today announced the award of a GSA listing, GS-35F-0131R, providing government customers with the ability to conveniently purchase and deploy Alfresco ECM solutions.

Alfresco is unique in producing a full enterprise content management system based on open source software and open standards, enabling unprecedented scale, rapid innovation, community contributions to the product development and a much lower total cost of ownership than proprietary systems.

Alfresco has seen major adoption of its open source ECM system throughout the world with over 1 million product downloads, more than 20,000 active deployments of the product and a customer base of more than 300 enterprise accounts, including federal, state and local government such as the Federal Aviation Authority, State of Nebraska and NASA.

Alfresco’s inclusion on the GSA schedule is enabled by an agreement with Carahsoft Technology, a leading government IT solutions provider based in Reston, Virginia that represents a select group of top tier software and hardware manufacturers. Under the terms of this agreement, the GSA has awarded Alfresco’s products onto the Carahsoft Technology Corp. GSA schedule effective 11/19/04 through 11/19/09.

"Alfresco’s ECM solutions are an excellent complement to our growing portfolio of open source technologies,” said Craig P. Abod, president, Carahsoft, which serves as a master aggregator for numerous best-of-breed open source vendors. “We are pleased to add the firm’s software to our GSA schedule to address the growing demand for these extremely cost-effective, scalable and interoperable solutions, as well as provide our reseller partners with access to this industry-leading open source ECM platform."

"Alfresco provides clients with robust and innovative ECM capabilities at a fraction of the cost of proprietary ECM software," said John Powell, CEO and co-Founder, Alfresco Software. “With demand increasing for Alfresco Software in the government sector, the new GSA contract schedule makes it easier for our customers to buy and deploy Alfresco solutions. Carahsoft’s proven track record in serving enterprise government clients and their ability to provide superior service to our government customer base makes them an ideal partner for Alfresco."

For ordering information, please contact Carahsoft at: 888-662-2724 or email

Please attend the Alfresco and Carahsoft Webinar on April 24, 2008.

Alfresco will also present a session on Alfresco and JBoss integration at JBoss Government User's Conference on April 10, 2008:

About Alfresco Software, Inc.
Alfresco Software, Inc. is the first and leading open source alternative for enterprise content management. It is the first company to bring the power of open source to the enterprise content management market, enabling unprecedented scale and a much lower total cost of ownership than proprietary systems. Founded by a team of content management veterans that includes the co-founder of Documentum, John Newton, and former COO of Business Objects, John Powell, Alfresco is based in London. For more information, go to

About Carahsoft Technology Corp.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. The company combines technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. Carahsoft serves as the master GSA schedule holder/distributor for VMware, Symantec, Adobe, Red Hat, MySQL, Opsware, Pillar Data Systems, Brocade and Avue Technologies.

In addition to its VMware, Open Source, Symantec and Adobe solutions teams, Carahsoft maintains dedicated teams to support sales, marketing and delivery of storage solutions, HR solutions, on-demand solutions including, as well as intelligence solutions through its partnerships with many of the In-Q-Tel portfolio companies. For more information, visit

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