John Newton, founder of Alfresco, has a great description of the just-released Alfresco Community Edition 3.2. In it, he makes the case that recessions like the one we are in are drivers for disruptive technologies, and he sees Alfresco as disruptive in the ECM market because it costs about 5% of traditional ECM platforms.
Some of the new capabilities in Alfresco 3.2 are
- Records Management
- Improved Capabilities in Share (Alfresco’s collaboration application), including improved use in Extranet environments
- Email Archiving via the IMAP email protocol
- iPhone Interface for Share
- Improved Capabilities in Deploying Large WCM Solutions
John’s post is chock-full of information about Alfresco 3.2, and I highly recommend taking a look at it.