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Alfresco ECM is 96% cheaper than legacy ECM vendors?

If you are evaluating ECM solutions, particularly if you are interested in cost, you need to take a look at Alfresco’s TCO Whitepaper. In it, Alfresco uses licensing numbers they snagged from the United States government to compare the first … Continue reading

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Dogs and Cats: EMC, Microsoft, IBM, & Alfresco release CMIS

EMC, Microsoft, IBM, and Alfresco are announcing today a new specification for interoperability between content management systems (EMC press release, Alfresco press release). The specification is called CMIS which stands for Content Management Interoperability Services (full specification). Other major players … Continue reading

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SalesForce.com targets Documentum with new ECM functionality

According to CMSWatch, SalesForce.com is going to begin offering ECM capability. The post says the SalesForce.com CEO is boasting that customers can get rid of their Documentum implementations. For some clients who may be under-utilizing Documentum, that could be true. … Continue reading

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Alfresco’s John Newton comments on Dave DeWalt’s departure

John Newton, Alfresco CTO and Chairman, comments on Documentum CEO, Dave DeWalt’s recent departure on his blog. John worked with Dave when he was at Documentum. As a side note, I’ve met Dave on a couple of occasions–one was a … Continue reading

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Proprietary ECM solutions continue to aggravate resource availability issue

Alan Pelz-Sharpe noted in a recent post at CMSWatch that it is becoming harder and harder to find talented Documentum and, more generally, ECM skills in the marketplace. This is yet another datapoint in a trend that has been building … Continue reading

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Alfresco’s John Newton on Embedded ECM

Alfresco’s CEO, John Newton, weighs in on Documentum’s embedded ECM announcement. As I mentioned in my last post, I too question the wisdom of embedding a proprietary solution in one’s product. John’s post promotes Alfresco as a more attractive alternative … Continue reading

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Is Documentum really “Opening Up”?

One of my former colleagues sent me a link to ComputerWorld’s recent article entitled, “EMC opens Documentum up to software vendors”. Pretty catchy, huh? You might think the leading proprietary ECM vendor has seen the light. Of course you’d be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on workflow and jBPM

I just got back from jBPM training at JBoss. The class itself needs a bit of streamlining but the instructors are aware of that and are working to improve the offering. The technology, though, is very cool. It really got … Continue reading

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High-end document management getting squeezed?

Tony Byrne points out something I’ve seen happening at my clients recently as well: collaborative tools like Sharepoint and eRoom are being leveraged for “informal” document management while high-end tools such as Documentum are used for “formal” document management. This … Continue reading

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Documentum’s Web Services Framework

Documentum’s Web Services Framework exposes your Documentum business logic as a web service Continue reading

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