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Alfresco, Rivet Logic, and Limelight Networks join Gilbane Boston roster

Alfresco, Rivet Logic, and Limelight Networks have joined the list of Gold sponsors of this year’s Gilbane Boston conference. See the updated list of sponsors and exhibitors.

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Keynote lineup for Gilbane Boston is complete

We are going to have fun with the keynotes this year with our new rapid-fire format. You won’t want to miss any of it so be sure to get their early enough for a good seat. Also, please remember that after seven years at the Westin at Copley Place we have moved to a roomier spot at the Westin Waterfront at 425 Summer Street. You could easily lose 45 minutes by showing up at the wrong hotel!

K1. Opening Keynotes: Big Ideas – Bold Statements

Wednesday, November 30, 8:30 – 10:00 & 11:00 – 12:00

Our keynotes are designed to inspire, provoke, and provide perspective on the big issues, trends, and shifting foundation of technologies, digital strategies, and channels for communication and engagement. Our keynote sessions this year will use a rapid-fire format. Each speaker will focus on describing a single big idea or making a bold statement that will help us think a little differently about our use or expectations of content and content technologies. Presentations are limited to 10-15 minutes with 5 minutes for Q&A. Use of slides will be minimal.

Moderator: Frank Gilbane

Christos M. Cotsakos, Ph.D.
Founding Chairman, CEO & President, EndPlay

Christer Johnson
Partner, North American BAO Advanced Analytics Leader, IBM Global Business Services

Georgiana Cohen
Manager, Web Content and Strategy, Tufts University & Co-founder, Meet Content

Maureen Chew
Chief Applications Officer, Information Technology Division, Commonwealth of MA

Stephen Powers
Principal Analyst & Research Director, Forrester Research

Tony Byrne
Founder, Real Story Group & CMS Watch

Scott Liewehr
Lead Analyst, Web Content Management, Outsell Gilbane Services & President, Content Management Professionals Assoc.

Registration information

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Gilbane Boston call for papers

Gilbane San Francisco is next week, and soon after we’ll be switching our energies to our annual Boston conference. The 2009 dates are December 1-3, and we are returning to the Westin Copley hotel for our 6th year. The first important date is the call for papers deadline, which is June 15th. Instructions for submitting speaking proposals can be found at:

The track structure this year will be similar to what we are doing in San Francisco. We are still fiddling with the exact names and descriptions, but currently the tracks are:

  • Web & Business Engagement
  • Managing Collaboration with Colleagues and Customers
  • Integrating, Searching & Publishing Enterprise Content
  • Content Infrastructure Strategies

We’ll be continuing our focus on enterprise use of social software and how it integrates into various business applications. We’ll also be adding more coverage of mobile content strategies and technologies. The mobile channel is no longer just for pure consumer applications, but has a critical role to play in mainstream business applications, for collaborating and content delivery, and much more. "Smartphone" platforms are rapidly becoming at least as important as desktops, notebooks and netbooks. Some specific technology areas at the Boston conference will be:

  • Web Content Management
  • Enterprise Social Software
  • Enterprise Mobile Content
  • Authoring & Publishing
  • Content Globalization
  • XML & XBRL
  • Enterprise & Site Search
  • Semantic Technologies
  • Enterprise Content Management

The preliminary Gilbane Boston 2009 site is live at If you have questions about speaking proposals email us at

UPDATE: We have just created a Twitter account for the conference:, and we’ll use #gilbaneboston for the hashtag. We are going to use our main twitter account for Boston at

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Reminder! Compliance and the “Fear Factor” Webinar

$25 billion.
That’s the cost of compliance in the U.S. Securities Industry for 2005 according to the Securities Industry Association (SIA).

59 percent.
That’s the percentage of respondents to a poll that did not know if they were in compliance because they could not figure out what they have to do.

$15 million.
That’s the amount Morgan Stanley was fined for failing to produce tens of thousands of e-mails during SEC investigations from December, 2000 through through July, 2005.

No wonder compliance issues today = fear. They don’t have to.

Compliance is about recordkeeping. The core issue is surprisingly clear — focus on the lifecycle of paper and electronic communications – how information is created, routed, managed, accessed and archived.

Join us tomorrow, November 9, 2006 at 11:00am EDT for my panel discussion with Omtool CTO Thaddeus Bouchard and HP Financial Services Solutions Manager Joseph Wagle to discuss how to make compliance practices a seamless part of your business processes. Register here.

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Alfresco Launches Enterprise Open Source Web Content Management

Alfresco Software Inc. announced that the availability of the Alfresco Web Content Management Preview release. This release offers enterprise class open source Web Content Management (WCM) for today’s next generation web sites. This is a milestone for Alfresco which now offers a full Enterprise Content Management (ECM) suite of collaborative document management, records management, email archiving, image management and Web Content Management. The Alfresco Web Content Management Preview release is a WCM platform that includes features such as: Virtualization Server, Multi-Site Transactional Publishing, Web Content Compliance Server, Standards Based, and High-Availability Scalable Platform. End user features include: Standards-Based Forms to Create Pages – Chiba XForms, Simple Multi-Channel XML Publishing, Email-Based Production Workflow,In-Context Review,Integrated Support for Content Managers, Contributors, Reviewers, Web, Designers and Application Developers in one repository, Parallel Branching and Merging, Dependency Management, and Pre-Built Templates and Website Components.

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Documentum Introduces Architecture, Partners with IBM

Documentum, Inc. introduced its Open Content Architecture (OCA). The OCA framework is a fundamental part of the extensible Documentum 4i platform and allows customers to power any enterprise or e-commerce application with live, trusted content. Addressing the speed, flexibility and rich feature requirements demanded by eBusiness initiatives, Documentum 4i’s open architecture enables companies to leverage existing technology investments and implement new technology. Documentum’s Open Content Architecture integrates with eBusiness technologies through a series of Live Content Adapters. There are several Live Content Adapters already available for enterprise and desktop applications including Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, SAP R/3 and PeopleSoft. The next Live Content Adapters that Documentum will make available will integrate key e-commerce platforms and Web application servers, such as IBM’s WebSphere, BEA Systems’ WebLogic, the Broadvision One-to-One family of eBusiness Applications and ATG Dynamo. In addition, Documentum is developing Live Content Adapters for popular Web authoring tools, such as Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia Dreamweaver. Documentum also announced that as part of the IBM PartnerWorld for Developers Program, Documentum will integrate IBM WebSphere with its Documentum 4i solution and will receive co-marketing support for the solution from IBM.

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Interleaf forms enterprise Content Management Solutions Group

Interleaf, Inc. announced it has assembled a group devoted to developing and deploying enterprise business solutions to meet the needs of companies in the manufacturing and financial services markets. By assembling an experienced team the Content Management Solutions Group. Interleaf is dedicating resources from its sales and professional services organizations. Interleaf markets the XML- based BladeRunner content management system.

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