Alfresco Launches Content Collaboration & Social Computing Platforms

Dec 07, 2007

Alfresco Software, Inc., a provider of open source enterprise content management (ECM), announced the availability of an integrated Red Hat-Alfresco Team Collaboration Solution for small and medium businesses (SMBs) requiring collaboration, simplified information sharing and content management. The joint solution, which is available exclusively from Red Hat Exchange (RHX), delivers Alfresco Enterprise Social Computing Platform capabilities via Red Hat’s JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform. Companies can use the Red Hat-Alfresco solution to build information-rich portals for employees, or extranets for customers and partners. They can extend their portals with out-of-the-box JSR-168 compliant portlets for provisioning content collaboration, document management, and web content management services directly within the portal environment. A JavaScript-based extension framework (web Scripts) allows users to readily download any of Alfresco's managed content or content services directly into a portal page.

Alfresco Software, Inc., also announced its open source Social Computing Platform for the enterprise. The new release integrates Alfresco’s ECM software with Web 2.0 tools and services such as Facebook, iGoogle, Adobe Flex, MediaWiki, TypePad and WordPress. This expanded version of the Alfresco ECM platform is intended to deliver people-centric tools to let users develop next-generation rich internet applications (RIAs), mashup and present internal and external content, and bring social networking capabilities into the workplace, while retaining choice over the selection of open source tools and ensuring enterprise-level security and control.