Archive for the ‘open source’ Category

The Benefits of Virtualization and Cloud Computing: An ebizQ Podcast Interview

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

I was recently interviewed by Jessica Ann Mola of ebizQ about “Virtualization and Cloud Computing”. The interview discussed the following points.

  • What Alfresco is hearing from their customers and community on their needs and desires around the cloud
  • How the benefits of cloud computing differ between SMBs and large enterprises
  • The importance of Open Source to the cloud
  • Alfresco’s current and long-term cloud computing strategy
  • Outside of ECM, other industries that can benefit most from cloud computing

The full transcript is available at ebizQ.

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Have fun listening.


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Alfresco Community Edition 3.2 Podcast

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Alfresco Community Edition 3.2 has major new functionality in the areas of:

  • Enhanced Records Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Email Client Access and Archiving via  IMAP support
  • Enhanced CMIS Support
  • Extranet Collaboration
  • WCM Parallel Deployment with significant performance improvements

and is what we recommend for all new and existing community members. It is immediately available for download at:

Much of what 3.2 is about is captured by Forrester’s drivers for 2009:

  • · Reduce Cost – Core to Open Source
  • · Improve Integration – CMIS
  • · Increase Innovation – Mobile Support and Email Management/Archiving
  • · Increase Support for Regulatory Requirements – Foundation for Records Management

In this podcast I discuss with Paul Hampton, Director of Product Marketing, this new release.

Ian Howells and Paul Hampton Discussing Alfresco Community 3.2

Good Listening


Alfresco Labs 3 Final Podcast

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Alfresco Labs 3 Final is a milestone release for Alfresco Labs and is what we recommend for all new community members. We also recommend this as a download and upgrade for existing community members.

It is immediately available for download under the open source GPL license at

In this podcast I discuss with Mike Farman, Director of Product Management ECM Products, this new release.

Ian And Mike discussing Alfresco Labs 3 Final

  1. What is the major driver behind the latest release of Alfresco Labs 3?
  2. Given that the focus is on a content services platform what standards are you  focusing on?
  3. Can you review what is new in Web Content Management?
  4. Can you review what is new in Collaboration?
  5. Can you review what is new in Document Management?
  6. Can you review what is new in Email Management?
  7. The other critical part of a content platform is scalability. What is new in regard to performance?
  8. To scale on the cloud multi-tenant is important. Can you explain how Alfresco has implemented multi-tenant?
  9. How can users find out more information?
  10. How can a user try out the new version?

Good Listening


Proprietary vs. open source software

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Open source trends in Europe

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Future of enterprise IT & standards

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Views on the trends in the content management market

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Why did SAP Ventures invest in Alfresco?

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

The impact of open source

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

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