Customers with IBM Infrastructure can leverage Alfresco Open Source CMS

Why? What is the option? Usually customers who had made huge investments in IBM hardware would like to go with IBM solutions for Content Management and Portals.  These solutions are often expensive, inflexible and hard to maintain.  There are many supier Open Source based content management systems, but most of them run only on LAMP stack, they can't be deployed on IBM stack. Here is the good news for the customers who would like to retain the IBM ...


Vipul Dave, September 04, 2012 | Posted in Enterprise Content Management

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Integrating Alfresco ECM with IBM Lotus Eforms Server

Consider a scenario in your organization where many departments need several documents to carry out a business task. The cost would increase dramatically with storage of paper documents and also it consumes lot of time for submitting and processing the items. This can easily be solved with Eforms server in place that will submit the paper online and a strong repository that can store all the documents and follow business process management. IBM Lotus Eforms Server...


Amita Bhandari, September 04, 2012 | Posted in Enterprise Content Management

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A simple solution for merging various documents for your business needs

Use Cases– Many use cases to satisfy.  Few of them are given below for your reference. 1. In a case where multiple departments need several documents to execute a process or carry out a task 2. In a case where you need to create a contract by combining various clauses (documents) and addendums (standard rules and regulations) 3. Situaltion where the Scanners and FAX machines are integrated with your enterprise content management system sending individual pages in the form of image and...


Amita Bhandari, September 04, 2012 | Posted in Enterprise Content Management

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New Book "Alfresco Share" for Collaboration

  For a while now, we have been hearing a lot about collaboration in Enterprise space. We speak day in and day out to our customers who have recognized the need to have a tool for use within the organization for better and efficient collaboration. The fundamental concept behind collaboration is that groups can achieve more than individuals. Collaboration allows individuals with complementary areas of expertise to create better results faster than before.  Alfresco Share has since...


Amita Bhandari, September 03, 2012 | Posted in Enterprise Content Management

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Workflows in Alfresco Share

For any Business or Organization, the most important aspect is following a set of activities performed by relevant roles to achieve common business goal. These activities can be categorized into Business Process. Automation of these processes would help in managing business effectively and timely. This need can be achieved through one of the prominent feature of Alfresco called as Workflow. In this article you will learn about various workflow capabilities including start workflow,...


Amita Bhandari, September 03, 2012 | Posted in Enterprise Content Management

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Solving complex document workflow scenarios using Open Source CMS

One of the nice features of Alfresco is its' flexible workflow engine. If designed properly, Alfresco can handle very complex business processes. Let us assume that one of the Alfresco implementation is designed to initiate a 3 stage serial workflow.  What happens if we have 10000+ documents added to the system daily? What happens if multiple workflows need to be completed for a given/added document? What happens if some of these workflows are pooled workflows (assigned...


Kalpesh Patel, September 03, 2012 | Posted in Enterprise Content Management

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Fun & Knowledge sharing at Drupal 7 Release Party @ CIGNEX Ahmedabad

It was a great fun and proud feeling to be a part of worldwide celebration of Drupal 7 Release Party. I attended the one at CIGNEX, Ahmedabad about which Dries twitted a day before on 6 Jan 2011. Although signups for the event almost reached a CENTURY, not all people turned up for the event, yet around 70 attendees were there at CIGNEX, Ahmedabad, D7RP. Few people traveled to the event all the way from Surat (6 Hrs drive by road), from Anand (2 Hrs drive by road) to be a part of Drupal 7...


Dheeraj Dagliya, September 03, 2012 | Posted in Enterprise Content Management

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Web Content Management and the need to "expire" content automatically

Consider an example of passport that is expiring in some time. You will receive a notification on basis of which you can decide whether the passport needs to be renewed. Similarly web content will also have certain life cycle to manage.  For example a corporate policy may have to be revisited on yearly basis as per the corporate guidelines.  Hence a policy page on the website (or Intranet) must be reviewed and updated periodically. Another good example is online "Promotions" we see...


Amita Bhandari, September 03, 2012 | Posted in Enterprise Content Management

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CIGNEX Datamatics recognized as Sample Vendor in Analyst Firm Hype Cycle for Open Source, 2012

CIGNEX Datamatics was mentioned as a “Sample Vendor” in “Hype Cycle for Open Source, 2012” and “Hype Cycle for ICT in India, 2012” published by Gartner, a leading analyst firm. The reports are an acknowledgement of the Open Source value we have been delivering to our clients over the past 12 years. The Open Source Phenomenon About a decade back while there was a significant acceptance towards the concept of Open Source, the major skepticism arose from its lack of maturity to build...


Nirav Shah, August 29, 2012 | Posted in Enterprise Content Management

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Open Atrium - A cool, feature rich Team Intranet built using Drupal

Open Atrium is an Open Source team intranet built using Drupal core, contributed modules and some custom modules. A decentralized features model that has emerged from to Atrium development. The focus of this model is to enable easy replication of complex configuration between sites. Some of the highpoints are: Really nice user experience. The experience of creating, customizing and participating in collaborative groups has been free based down to its very essence, and then...


Vinita Choudhary, August 29, 2012 | Posted in Enterprise Content Management

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