Alfresco Conference 10 October 2008 A leader in multimedia advertising Alfresco Conference Review Agenda • Alfresco Overview • Alfresco 3.0 Features • Long term and Medium roadmap • Release Schedule • Business Case Study Overview • Technical Overview • Impact on Yell Adworks Applications Alfresco Overview • Open Source alternative for content repository • Millions of users • Millions of Docs • Tera bytes of data (Adobe uses for acrobat.com site) • Clustered with High availability • Built on open standards • 1.4 million downloads • 50,000 live sites, 74,000 community members • Users range globally from Samsung, to Fedex, to NASA Alfresco Roadmap Medium-Term • Web studio (IDE for Surf framework) and WCM services • Templates, themes and skins • Alfresco explorer to Alfresco share • More on CMIS • System Administration • Performance and Database size • Media Wiki and Joomla Integration • Social networks integration Alfresco Roadmap Long-Term • Flex based application components • Commodity repository support • AVM and ADM normalization • Scaling to 1 billion objects • Indexing and Persistence re-factor • Distribution and Deployment • Innovative services Alfresco Release Schedules • Oct 2008 – Enterprise 3.0 and Share • Oct 2008 – Alfresco Labs 3C • Web studio, Media wiki • Dec 2008 – Alfresco Labs 3D – Intranet • Easy editing, Social capabilities • Feb 2009 – Enterprise 3.1 • Jul 2009 – Alfresco Labs 4.0 • Distributed, Scaled Repositories • Sep 2009 – Enterprise 4.0 Business Seminar Business Seminar - Case Studies • Clinical Research Information Exchange (CRIX) • Outcome: Was able to reduce overall IT costs associated with sharing of research information by having a single, centralized repository in Alfresco. • Booz Allen Hamilton • Outcome: Reduced development & maintenance costs significantly for customer by transitioning from a custom, cold- fusion based solution to Alfresco. • Council of Chief State School Officers • Outcome: Implemented Alfresco to collaboratively contribute to a transformational effort within the state school system. Technical Seminar CMIS • CMIS (Content Management Interoperable Standards) is a standard for Content Management systems (has been in development for approx 2 yrs) • Spec developed by EMC, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle/BEA, SAP, Open Text, Alfresco • iECM is transferred to CMIS spec to standardize existing ECM implementation • SQL (Query language) for Content Management systems • Basic operations through REST and SOAP services • Simpler data model compared to JSR 170 Alfresco Surf • Surf platform is a robust, enterprise-class web application and site assembly framework • Contains a full site construction object model and toolkit for building class-leading web applications • Very light weight framework • Includes web script language and runtime • Application developers can build components, pages, and templates using the rich scripting and FreeMarker template processing capabilities Alfresco Share (Sharepoint Alternative) • Alfresco’s implementation of sharepoint protocol • No need to install plug-in • Version control • MS Office thinks it’s sharepoint • Performs better tested for 100 million docs and scalability Alfresco Share Demo (Sharepoint protocol) Alfresco Share • Provides simple web site paradigm for creating collaborative applications by aggregating surf components • Built on top of surf platform • Can create custom surf components • Includes document libraries, calendars, wikis, blogs, and discussions, tagging • Dynamic preview of the docs in Flash (automatic rendition of document in Flash) • RSS Feeds • Localization • Invite users from inside or outside organization to share, and collaborate content • Web Studio IDE for developing surf applications (In future releases) Alfresco Share Application Demo Impact on Image Library • Thumbnail generation service • Out-of-Box Synchronization of various repositories (In future releases) • Federated/Distributed repositories • Migration utility to migrate the content from Cumulus to Alfresco is feasible to develop (One of the Partners had already developed) • Various technologies available for UI (customize Out-of-the box “Share” application) Impact on Re-engineer • CMIS spec reference implementation like • REST/SOAP services • CMIS SQL language (similar to database SQL) • Application can interact with various repositories (EMC, Alfresco, Microsoft, IBM etc) without any code changes • Future Releases: Federated repositories Other Impacts… • Information sharing between Adworks groups / entities • E.g. Project Delivery could host a site in Alfresco to highlight current activities. SM, Spain Ops, etc. could do the same. • Corporate-wide Document Repository accessible via Share and/or Sharepoint protocol • Potential repository for SVB, Pagination, Proofing, etc.
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