Content Management Professionals (CM Pros), the international content management community of practice, announced that Mary Laplante and Scott Abel have been elected to the 2006-2007 CM Pros Board of Directors and that Janus Boye and Mollye Barrett have been elected to serve on the organization’s Management Committee as director of member relations and director of communications, respectively. A member-driven organization, the CM Pros Board of Directors and Management Committee are nominated and elected in an open process by the members of the organization. Scott Abel and Mary Laplante were elected to replace two outgoing Board members – Frank Gilbane and Ann Rockley – whose terms expire this month. Directors Seth Gottlieb, Erik Hartman, and Samantha Starmer remain on the Board until January 2007. Established in October 2004 with founding support from more than 100 content management professionals, this is CM Pros second annual election. Over the past 15 months, the organization has grown to more than 600 members and continues to expand rapidly. The newly elected directors will be seated officially at their first Board meeting on Friday, January 20. http://www.cmprofessionals.org
Alfresco Software Inc. announced that has integrated the open source programming language, PHP, into its development environment. This enables PHP developers to create new content-centric applications and dynamic web pages that access Alfresco. PHP is an open source programming language. It is a simple scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded in HTML. This makes PHP an especially complementary language for the Alfresco ECM environment. Alfresco has used connectivity tools that use Web Services and a Service Oriented Architecture to hide much of the complexity for the PHP developer. This enables the full range Alfresco capabilities to be made available to PHP developers.
EMC Corporation announced the addition of Google Desktop for Enterprise as the newest information source available to users through a single query within EMC Documentum Enterprise Content Integration (ECI) Services. This announcement also marks a strategy between EMC and Google to give joint customers greater access to enterprise content. Documentum ECI Services is a federated enterprise search solution that integrates content within and outside the enterprise. By combining Documentum ECI Services with Google Desktop for Enterprise, users have a single point of access and an integrated user experience to search their local desktops in addition to a variety of internal and external information sources, regardless of whether the information resides in an application, database, Web site, or content management repository. Documentum ECI Services for Google Desktop for Enterprise will be available later this quarter. http://www.emc.com