Cmis News & Analysis
| Friday Aug 8, 2014
Despite 2013 being generally acknowledged as the time when both DAM users and software providers saw the need for improved interoperability, very little has happened towards making that goal become a reality. The DAM industry is guilty of self-obsessed and narcissistic behavior or (at best) an apathetic and fatalistic attitude that assumes interoperability is someone else's problem which might never get solved anyway. System developers are more interested in telling you how brilliant their products are; consultants and analysts highlight the issue, but do not offer any solutions.
Meanwhile, the ongoing DAM interoperability crisis smoulders away and users whose assets are sourced from another system (whether another DAM or a different class of enterprise application entirely) continue to grapple with complex and expensive custom integration projects that try to fill a void which should be occupied by a definitive industry-wide standard.
| Tuesday Jul 2, 2013
Enterprise content management (ECM) systems now have an updated version of the standard for sharing information.
| Wednesday Jan 2, 2013
With the new year comes a new release of the CMIS 1.1 standard. Let's take a look at how SharePoint 2013 has improved support for the standard and why this should matter to you.
| Wednesday Sep 26, 2012
Alkacon Software's OpenCms released version 8.5, a major update that includes inline editing, Solr integration and adoption of CMIS standards.
| Thursday May 24, 2012
If you use Documentum for your enterprise content management platform -- or SharePoint, Alfresco, Oracle, or maybe a mix of these -- then you might be interested in having a look at Generis CARA. CARA is a browser-based document management interface that works with both CMIS and repository specific extensions and it's a pretty slick tool. Let's take a look.
| Tuesday Apr 10, 2012
Step aside CMIS for a few minutes, the new Web Experience Management Initiative (WEMI) needs a little attention. The first face-to-face meeting was recently held in Copenhagen and there were plenty of Web CMS vendors in attendance -- a sign that many are ready to play nice.
| Thursday Feb 16, 2012
Like people, computers often lose a few things in translation, some of the minutiae more significant than others. The growth and interconnectivity of our global community in many ways parallels the spawning of an equally giant network of online communications systems, all attempting to speak with each other and share information, yet without common ground. It seems the web needs a translator, and for the team behind OASIS’s recently announced WEMI (Web Experience Interoperability Initiative) committee, the call to action comes none too soon.
| Thursday Feb 9, 2012
We're at version 4.4.6 and counting for Magnolia's latest milepost to the whopping 5.0 upgrade. But we first have to get to v. 4.5 and that release is now promised for the end of this month for the top tier, open source Enterprise Content Management System.
| Tuesday Jan 10, 2012
Open source portal provider Liferay has finally released the latest version of its platform, version 6.1 Community Edition. We were able to see a preview of 6.1 at the Liferay West Coast Symposium back in September, and the official release did not disappoint.
| Wednesday Oct 12, 2011
At last week’s SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, I attended the “CMIS Deep Dive and Roadmap” session, which was led by Adam Harmetz, Program Manager at Microsoft and Microsoft’s lead CMIS rep; Mike Mahon, President and CEO of Zia Consulting; and Ryan McVeigh, Director at Zia Consulting and CMIS Secretary and Technical Editor. The talk opened up with Adam giving a brief overview of what CMIS is and what its goals are.
| Tuesday Oct 11, 2011
With a focus on APIs over new features, Magnolia International Ltd.’s latest roadmap announcement now includes yet another version of the 4.x release, with a target date of November 2011. This is a managed upgrade approach from the Swiss-based CMS maker, looking to lessen the pain (and perhaps risk) of moving websites and future CMS development to a full-blown Magnolia 5.0 version.
| Monday Sep 19, 2011
Alfresco and WeWebU announced a global technology partnership that will result in an Open Source alternative for transactional content management.
| Wednesday Sep 7, 2011
Open source enterprise content management platform provider Nuxeo and open source document capture provider Ephesoft have announced a partnership that will enable users to automate document management workflows starting with capturing the document.
| Friday Jul 8, 2011
The technology partnership announced by Alfresco (news, site) and Ephesoft (news, site) brings together the best of a number of things. With it, you get document capture, enterprise content management, CMIS, open source and all brought together for intelligent PDF capture and search and workflow development.