Category Archives: Portal

Thoughts on portal solutions.

Django + Alfresco was a winning combination for retailer’s intranet

Last week I spent some time with one of our clients talking about what it’s been like to live with their Intranet platform based on Django and Alfresco. The conversation got me really excited about what they’ve been able to … Continue reading

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Can GateIn, the new JBoss Portal/eXo Portal combination, outshine Liferay?

I know I’m way behind on this. I’m kind of surprised at how little attention it has received. Maybe I need to refresh my portal-based news feeds. In any case, earlier this Summer, JBoss and eXo announced they would be … Continue reading

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Review: Liferay Portal 5.2 Systems Development, by Jonas X. Yuan

I’ve just finished Jonas X. Yuan’s book, Liferay Portal 5.2 Systems Development and I thought I’d share a few thoughts. First, I should probably get this out of the way: Jonas works for Cignex, which, from time to time, competes … Continue reading

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Alfresco User Interface: What are my options?

People often need to build a custom user interface on top of the Alfresco repository and I see a lot of people asking general questions about how to do it. There are lots of options to consider. Here are four … Continue reading

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Reminder: DFW Alfresco Meet-up is Monday

Don’t forget to sign-up for the first ever DFW Alfresco Meet-up. It’s happening Monday, 3/9 at Ackerman McQueen over in Las Colinas. Plan to arrive around 5:30 and we’ll start our first topic at 6:00. We’ll hear about Ackerman McQueen’s … Continue reading

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ECM and Open Source presentation and links

Thanks to everyone who attended the AIIM luncheon today at the University of Dallas. It was great to meet you and I appreciated the questions and interest. I’ve posted my slides on SlideShare. As I mentioned, all of the open … Continue reading

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Open Source ECM: My topic for tomorrow’s AIIM DFW Meeting

I’ll be speaking at the AIIM DFW meeting tomorrow at the University of Dallas. My topic is ECM and Open Source Software: A New Force in ECM Solutions. Here’s the abstract: Open source software is finally getting the recognition it … Continue reading

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Alfresco plus Drupal thoughts

I’ve had several discussions with Optaros clients and internal team members lately around Drupal and Alfresco integration. Particularly around this topic, I usually try to listen more than I talk. I want to make sure I understand where the value … Continue reading

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Thanks for attending the Open Source ECM event

I want to thank everyone for attending the Open Source ECM event in Dallas this morning. In case you missed it, the slides I presented on “Assembling Enterprise 2.0 Solutions with Alfresco” are available on share.acrobat.com (which is powered by … Continue reading

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Event: Open Source ECM in Action

If you’re going to be in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area on June 26th, come on by the Westin Galleria. I’ll be speaking at Alfresco’s “Open Source Enterprise Content Management in Action” event. I’ll be talking about some real-world client implementations … Continue reading

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