99.9999% of this blog is non-Alfresco related. But as one of the premier open-source companies, I occasionally have to toot my own Alfresco horn. Like today, when Infoworld came out with its analysis of open-source content management systems. The winner? Alfresco, and by a significant margin (over Plone, Drupal, DotNetNuke).
This isn't actually all that surprising, given that Alfresco was architected from the ground up to be a full-featured, enterprise-class content management system, and not merely a lightweight web publishing tool (as most open-source CMSes are). This isn't to deprecate these CMSes - they do what they do quite well. (I'm particularly a fan of Drupal.)
But if you want web content management integrated into document management integrated with records management and imaging added in for good measure, all with a common repository, you have one choice: Alfresco. (This is true if you're looking at proprietary or open-source systems: proprietary systems are a morass of different and often conflicting repositories.)
Enough from me. Infoworld writes:
Combining document, Web, records, and image management, Alfresco 2.1 is a full-fledged ECM (enterprise content manager). Although such breadth often signals extra complexity in commercial offerings, Alfresco doesn't succumb to this problem.… Read more