Archive for 2007 November

Acquia

CMS Watch just reported about a new start-up called Acquia that will provide services and products around Drupal. Acquia is different from some of the other companies that have tried to make money off the Drupal phenomenon. Unlike SpikeSource, that operates independently from the Drupal …

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Alfresco and Facebook

Many open source software projects have started to experiment with Facebook to facilitate social networking within their community. Alfresco has taken things to another level by building an integration with Facebook to surface the Alfresco repository in a Facebook application. I think this ties nicely …

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CMS Business Case

There has been an enormous amount of writing and discussion about building a business case for a CMS and I don’t have much to add other than to say that most of what I have heard is totally wrong

The conventional approach to the problem …

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Press Association Chooses Nuxeo

French Open Source ECM vendor Nuxeo just announced that it was chosen by the Press Association (PA – the national news agency of the UK and Ireland) for use in PA’s publication process. Writers and editors in the UK will use Nuxeo for their editorial …

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Vendor Demos Continued

Following in the vein of Tony Byrne’s 10 Steps to a Successful Vendor Demo and my post on how to sit through one , here is a link to Joel Spolsky’s How to Demo Software article. Besides being an entertaining read (as all Joel’s posts …

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Magnolia Community Edition 3.5 (RC1) Available

This morning there was an announcement on the Magnolia user mailing list that the first release candidate (RC1) of version 3.5 is now available for download. If you were waiting for version 3.1, don’t worry, you didn’t miss it. It is the same release. Still, …

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Facebook as your Intranet?

At the cmf2007 conference last week, there were some great sessions and conversations about intranets including James Robertson’s presentation of the 2007 Intranet Innovation Awards . There were also many interesting discussions about Facebook inspired by BJ Fogg’s insightful keynote on persuasive technology (this guy …

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Retail Therapy for OpenCms

I just saw an announcement for a new integration between OpenCms and the Java based commerce system KonaKart. The integration is implemented as an installable OpenCms module that connects to KonaKart over a SOAP API. For those of you who are new to KonaKart, it …

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Wired but unstrung

I am sitting on the plane on the way back from a wonderful time at CMF2007 (pics) in Aarhus. Thanks to Janus, Sara, Flemming (my guardian angel), and the rest of the J. Boye crew for putting together a fantastic conference.

Before taking the trip, I …

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Jarn releases special sauce for hosting

If you run a Plone site, you may find yourself envious of PHP WCM systems that are so easy to host on cheap, basic hosting plans. While many of the PHP based WCM products are designed to run on a shared hosting plan, most …

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