Linux Magazine’s Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2008
Who knows what the future will hold? Well, heaven knows we don't or we'd have already won the lottery a few times and retired to a private island somewhere. However, we can look at the past to make a few reasonable predictions-- such as the companies in the free and open source software community that are going to have a major impact on the market in 2008.
We have to admit, Microsoft’s SharePoint isn’t a bad solution, but we want a collaboration platform that doesn’t lock us into Windows. Lucky us, we have Alfresco to look to for a collaboration platform that’s open source and just as slick.
Alfresco’s Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is being used by large companies to manage intranets as well as major Web portals. The big win for Alfresco in 2007? A deal with Facebook to manage content on the social networking site. We’re not sure that social networking is all that, but the deal should give Alfresco even more visibility for 2008.
Whether organizations find out about Alfresco via Facebook or elsewhere, it’s solid technology and a great solution for organizations that might otherwise be considering SharePoint.
Like Zimbra in 2007, we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Alfresco snapped up by a major online media company.