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[News] Free Software SharePoint Rivals Get Better

  • Subject: [News] Free Software SharePoint Rivals Get Better
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 22:54:49 +0100
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Alfresco launches records management module

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| Open source enterprise content management firm 
| Alfresco Software has launched Alfresco Records 
| Management Module, extending its open source records 
| management and retention tools to support the 
| governance, retention and compliance strategies of 
| federal agencies, government bodies and commercial 
| organisations.


SharePoint faces open source challenge

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| German open source developer Open-Xchange is promising 
| a a lower cost alternative to Microsoft Windows 
| Server, Exchange and Sharepoint for educational 
| institutions, public administrations and small- and 
| medium-size businesses.



How to Make Web 2.0 Work Using Open-Source Enterprise Content Management

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| Enterprise content management has
| traditionally been very expensive to license,
| roll out and scale. It often requires
| expensive hardware and supporting software.
| The enterprise content management industry has
| been dependent on complexity, with the vendor
| controlling the customer through proprietary
| power. But there is a cost-effective
| alternative: open-source software. Web 2.0
| sites have changed the way in which content is
| both accessed and mashed up. Here, Knowledge
| Center contributor John Newton explains how
| open-source software gives companies an
| enterprise content management solution that
| focuses on lower cost, greater simplicity and
| greater customer choice.


Alfresco extends customer support in software upgrade

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| Open source content management company has celebrated doubling its revenue in
| the last financial year by launching a new version of its software.


Content BOM: Going Open for ECM with Alfresco

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| The overlaps between the pigeon holes that we put software in are getting
| more and more common. ECM, Enterprise Content Management, is not something I
| normally cover. Alfresco however provides a Business Operating Platform (BOM)
| for content. In addition it has 2 interesting credentials: firstly it is an
| open source product and secondly the company is led by John Newton, founder
| of Documentum, and John Powell, former COO of Business Objects.


Alfresco provides further proof that open source is mainstream

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| Alfresco has been on a roll lately. Word on the street is that Alfresco just
| nailed another quarter (That's eight straight quarters of growth and hitting
| its plan). This week Alfresco came out with some other cool news that I was
| forced pry out of of Matt Asay, as we both try to not shill for our own
| companies.


Alfresco-Adobe Pact Pushes Open Source Toward the Mainstream

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| The surprise was two-fold, that Adobe felt it was necessary to add content
| management services at all and that it chose open source vendor Alfresco as
| its content management partner.
| [...]
| If the Alfresco-Adobe deal can help push open source further into the
| enterprise mainstream, it will not only be a big deal for Alfresco, but could
| be a big step for other open source vendors as well.


Alfresco's Latest ECM: Prying Open a Sector?

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| John Newton, the chairman and CTO at open source document management firm
| Alfresco, is no stranger to Enterprise Content Management (ECM). You might
| even say he helped put the term on the IT map when he co-founded Documentum,
| the document management company that EMC later bought.
| But that was then. Now, he's all about Alfresco's latest Enterprise 2.2
| product, and is trying to up the ante in a market sector dominated by
| proprietary vendors.


Alfresco's sales up 320 percent, hits 30,000 active deployments

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| Frankly, even Microsoft could use this model - as Marc Fleury pointed out to
| me earlier this week - without skipping a beat. It could adopt Red Hat's
| model tomorrow without sacrificing its billions in profit. If anything, it
| should grow with a model that focuses on widespread, cheap distribution.


Cracking Open the SharePoint Fortress

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| Assuming that I've not missed something here, this new
| Google Sites API seems pretty big to me: it offers a
| Get Out of Jail Free card to businesses that would
| otherwise find some of their content locked away in
| SharePoint. And once that data is liberated, there are
| plenty of open enterprise content management solutions
| out there that would be glad to accommodate it â
| without the lock-in, of course.


US Bank dumps Sharepoint (to spend more time with Lotus)

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| One of the largest banks in the United States will stop writing
| checks for Microsoft Sharepoint and standardize on the IBM Lotus
| platform instead.
| US Bank will begin rolling out IBM's collaboration software, Lotus
| Quickr, and social computing software, Lotus Connections, for all
| 58,000 employees.

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