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[News] Alfresco Invites More People to Free Software

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The Case for Community Involvement with Commercial Open Source

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| There are lots of reasons why open source software as a design, development 
| and distribution model has made great strides over recent years.  Distributed 
| development and the ability to discover like-minded collaborators, made 
| possible with the Internet, was a game changer that gave way to a host of 
| lower cost, reliable alternatives to proprietary offerings. And the recent 
| economic downturn is just another shot in the arm for lower cost options.     


Accenture to Acquire Symbian Professional Services Operations from Nokia,
Expanding Capabilities in Embedded Software Services for Mobile Devices

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| Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire the 
| professional services unit of Nokia (NOK) responsible for Symbian customer 
| engineering and customer support. The Symbian operating system is the world’s 
| most widely used platform for smartphones. Terms of the transaction were not 
| disclosed.    



Red Hat, Alfresco Attack Microsoft SharePoint

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| The VAR Guy hears it all the time: VARs and managed service providers
| generate hefty profits with on-premise and hosted Microsoft SharePoint. In
| fact, SharePoint has grown to become a $1 billion business for Microsoft. But
| now, Red Hat and Alfresco are trying to direct some of those SharePoint
| channel dollars toward open source alternatives. Here’s the scoop from The
| VAR Guy.


Alfresco, ParaScale Team Up for Content as a Service in the Cloud

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| "This lowers costs both by eliminating a layer of servers to run Alfresco as
| well as by allowing the usage of commodity-priced storage," Krishnan
| said. "ParaScale's storage nodes are standard Linux servers, and it took zero
| effort for Alfresco to bring up their application directly on ParaScale's
| storage servers."



Put to the Test: Alfresco Enterprise Content Management

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| Alfresco uses the GNU General Public License and support comes
| in Gold and Platinum, priced at $15,000 per CPU and $20,000
| per CPU annually, respectively.

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