Archive for 2008 February

Google Sites and Sharepoint

CMSWire has a nice little article on Google Sites and MOSS. The general gist is that, while not as capable as MOSS, Google Sites may be just good enough for basic websites and collaboration. The absence of some advanced features may be compensated …

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To Tell or Not to Tell?

One of the main services that I provide my clients is help with software selection. Usually the first piece of work is to clarify requirements and establish a short list of software to consider. Then I am often asked to manage the selection …

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Jeff Potts Alfresco Contributor of the Year

Congratulations to my former colleague Jeff Potts for being named Alfresco North American Contributor of the Year in Alfresco’s Content Excellence Awards! Jeff leads the content management practice for Optaros, which won the award for International Partner of the Year. Optaros client Endeca …

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Group discount at Content Convergence and Integration 2008

I just got word that there is 3 for 2 discount at the upcoming Content Convergence and Integration conference in Vancouver. Buy two full price registrations and get the third free. To get the discount call 1-604-696-1993, ext. 1.

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OpenCms Training

Alkacon Software just announced that they are holding open training for OpenCms. At the moment, the five day classes are only being delivered in Cologne but, with sufficient demand, they may be held in other venues.
The curriculum is designed for developers with …

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Some upcoming conferences

I have been planning some trips for upcoming conferences. Here is my schedule for the next couple of months.

I will be an innocent bystander at Drupalcon next week in Boston (March 3-6).
I will be in Cologne for OpenCms Days May 5th and …

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Honest Open Source

I just read Kris Buytaert’s blog post “Honest Open Source”, which talks about how customers can trust open source consultants to recommend suitable software because, unlike commercial software, there are no incentives for selling licenses. His point balances on the fact that most open …

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[Correction: as you can see in the comments, John Eckman pointed out that pulseofoss is the work of Raven Zachary (451 Group) and Michael Richardson – not Optaros.]
I have been getting into Twitter lately. At first I thought it was a waste of …

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Nice simple introduction to Python

I just read Martin Aspeli’s CIO Magazine article “You Used Python to Write WHAT?” I, myself, wouldn’t have dared to write an article about a programming language for a non-technical audience, but Martin actually pulled it off. The article nicely covers some of the history, …

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SharePoint Offered by Comcast?

I didn’t see the press release so I was surprised when I opened up the latest piece of junk mail from Comcast (I couldn’t resist the headline “Business Class TV” …. I still don’t know what it means). Comcast is now offering hosted SharePoint and …

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