Alfresco is an established document management and collaboration platform based on open source technology. It is an open platform with the stability, support and feature set of a truly enterprise-class platform. Alfresco is modern and evolves rapidly without compromising on quality.
Anyone who’s active in the ECM market will recognize John Newton, the CTO and founder of Alfresco, as a thought leader in the field. At the end of 2014, he gave a presentation about document management at AMPLEXOR's 'The Future of Document Management' seminar, sharing his views about productivity and connection within the enterprise.
On 8 July, John shared his vision on the next generation of ECM systems during the webinar ‘Next-Gen ECM: Why the time is right for a new approach to enterprise content management’, including discussion on the topics of trends reshaping ECM requirements, risks of relying on legacy ECM systems, the modern approach to ECM and, finally, how to meet and overcome today’s ECM challenges.
I would like to discuss the four trends John identified. Later on, in another post, I will evaluate the claims Alfresco makes as to meeting and overcoming today's challenges in enterprise content management.
John Newton identified 4 trends that are reshaping ECM requirements:
It is a fact that many organizations still fail to cope with these trends and the result is employees who are often frustrated and non-productive because content is locked away and unavailable beyond the firewall. Others become ‘creative’ and start using uncontrolled shadow IT solutions such as personal Dropbox accounts for sharing content with partners.
Meanwhile IT departments cannot swiftly respond to business requirements or optimize costs because legacy applications lack flexible deployment options.
In the next post, I will evaluate the claims that Alfresco is making based on the trends they have identified.
Want to hear John Newton guide you through his vision? Get access to the on-demand recording here.
Tom Laureys is Solution Manager ECM at Amplexor based in Belgium. For the past 10 years, Tom has been helping clients across industries find the right technology to effectively digitize their business processes and improve collaboration and productivity. His combination of strategic thinking and expertise in a range of platforms - from Alfresco and Documentum to SharePoint and Office 365 – grant him the capacity to capture new trends on the market and turn them into solutions for our customers.