Alfresco Document Management Software
| Friday May 9, 2014
As content management vendors race with the rapid pace of change in the enterprise workplace, some are pulling ahead.
The front-runners embrace the rising demand for content collaboration, mobile access and better user experiences, but others are showing strength in particular areas.
New research from Nucleus identified eight vendors dominating the market, but noted they aren't the only ones gaining ground.
| Thursday Apr 10, 2014
John Newton has a vision of what technology and enterprise collaboration will look like in 2024.
Trust these future goggles. They've got plenty of experience. Newton is the CTO and chairman of Alfresco, an open source enterprise content management provider. But back in 1990, he co-founded, designed and led the development of Documentum, which was later acquired by EMC.
"Assuming that it continues on more or less the pace it has so far, and there’s no reason not to think that, there is some amazing stuff that’s possible," Newton told CMSWire in a phone interview from the AIIM Conference this month, where he spoke. "Extremely high resolution displays. Virtual reality types of devices. New ways of inputting into computers. A lot of wearable technology that will go beyond the consumer stuff and actually make systems more usable for us."
| Monday Dec 30, 2013
Looking back over the year in document management, one thing stands out. And that is that organizations still appear to be struggling under the weight of paper despite developments in enterprise technologies that should make managing all that information a lot easier.
In fact, the view from December 2013 is much the same as the view was in December 2012, with some subtle but notable changes. The first of those changes is the growing importance of mobile, while the second is the demand for agile products that can respond to changing market conditions quickly.
| Friday Dec 20, 2013
Happy holidays out there in CMSWire land. Our gift to you (besides our impeccable journalistic integrity) is a dose of free open source system news. We run this column each and every month, but we don't always capture the spirit of the open source world fully on this page. Fell free to drop us a comment or reply to email@example.com if you think we've omitted a worthwhile update.
| Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
It's the year-end announcement time for free and open source software (FOSS) here at CMSWire.com. Two of the three most popular content management systems (CMS) in the world have updated recently (WordPress and Joomla). We're still waiting for Drupal 8 to debut, but that won't likely happen in December. Check out all the other activity in this popular space.
| Thursday Nov 21, 2013
It’s been a busy week in the document management space. Xerox announced it has enhanced its workflow creation capabilities in DocuShare, and Box has created a new ecosystem for legal companies. Meanwhile, AvePoint upgraded its governance Service Pack, while Alfresco and Workshare have entered a new partnership.
| Thursday Oct 31, 2013
Open-source versus proprietary software may not be as controversial as it once was, but there's no doubt the free and open-source software (FOSS) world is thriving. We try to include as much open source news as we can in this monthly column, so do feel free to leave us a comment or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if we forgot something important.
| Thursday Oct 17, 2013
Alfresco, an open source platform for enterprise content management, has upgraded its records management module and released the next version of its syncing technology, Alfresco One (v 4.2). But the news seems to be overshadowed by reports that the company is delaying its much-anticipated US initial public offering.
| Monday Sep 30, 2013
While we wait for the next version of the Apple iPad to drop in October, let's take a break to see how the open source world is shaping up over the next month or so. This space is a running series of open source updates, so don't hesitate to let us know in the comments or at email@example.com if we skipped something.
| Thursday Sep 26, 2013
In the first part of our look at Forrester Wave for ECM 2013, we saw that the market is changing rapidly as vendors are forced to provide functionality that corresponds to enterprise productivity rather than compliance needs. We also saw that agile, small vendors are starting to eat away at the dominance of the large, established players. Even still, the Wave is led by EMC, IBM and OpenText, while HP pushed its way into the Leaders' segment on the back of the Autonomy acquisition.
| Monday Jul 15, 2013
HP continues re-invent itself with the addition of thee new members to the board, including Ray Ozzie, the former chief software architect at Microsoft who takes up his functions as of Monday.
| Friday Jun 28, 2013
Nothing says summer like July, so we've collected a group of open source CMS updates as long as those warm summer evenings.
| Thursday Jun 20, 2013
To some the news of Open Source vendors Acquia and Alfresco deepening their relationship was a bit of a snoozer. We certainly found it worth covering, but few others did. How can it be that a partnership between a Gartner “ECM visionary” (Alfresco) and a Forrester “WCM contender” ( Acquia) be worthy of so little attention?
| Tuesday Jun 18, 2013
In the world of multichannel content delivery and management, partnerships are being formed at an astounding rate. Today, Alfresco and Acquia have announced a new partnership that will see the two open source platforms working together to provide advanced multichannel content management.