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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.

Alfresco Community 3.3 Offers New Content Services Platform for Developers

Alfresco Software, today announced the immediate availability of Alfresco Community Edition 3.3 for download. This release includes a range of content services for developers, including integrations with IBM Lotus Social software and a preview of an upcoming Google Docs integration. With LGPL licensing and enhancements to document and web content management (WCM) functionality, Community 3.3 is also the first ECM tool to enable developers to deliver content-rich business applications leveraging CMIS 1.0 open source standards. Significant enhancements to Alfresco Community Edition 3.3 include– Providing core content management capabilities, in a free-to-distribute CMIS runtime; CMIS 1.0 Compliance; Online Content Editing Services. Alfresco Community 3.3 also provides a Web Editor Framework (WEF) – a JavaScript client side framework rendering a toolbar and associated controls designed to allow developers to extend any in-context functionality that may be required. The WEF also enables developers to easily create and package plug-ins and extensions for simple management and interoperability. Content Repurposing – Automated content formatting functionality allows developers to build solutions to repurpose content for the web. Developers can use automated rules and existing FreeMarker and XSLT templates to format content for multiple delivery channels. Repository Replication & Web Deployment – Alfresco 3.3 builds on current rich deployment facilities with the introduction of the Transfer Service. Integrations – Designed to meet the needs of developers looking for industry standard platforms that provide content services, Community 3.3 extends Alfresco support to IBM Lotus and Google Docs. New enhancements to Alfresco’s collaborative content management platform, Alfresco Share, include– Repository-wide content access, Automated Content Rules, Collaboration Lists, “Google Like” Search, Open Source License (LGPL).

Open Text Releases Vignette 8

Open Text Corporation announced the release of Vignette Content Management 8. Vignette Content Management 8 introduces a new design aimed to let business users to create websites, microsites and landing pages on-demand, while staying within branding and technical guidelines. The design caters to specific personas in marketing or other departments, providing tools, designs and other resources based on their roles. Vignette Content Management 8 offers a way to create and manage Web experiences by streamlining the management of Web layouts and structures. This includes page management, site and navigation management, content production, taxonomy and task management. Vignette Content Management 8 has been designed to help users move to the new interface at their own pace. Marketers can assign search engine compatible vanity URLs to specific pages, or navigation channels; leverage site templating capabilities to quickly generate microsites for promotions or events; establish seasonal or event-specific designs when and where applicable in a consistent manner; add content contextually within the website; and work with rich media and social media assets.

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

CM Pros to Host 2008 Spring Summit in Conjunction with Upcoming Gilbane San Francisco Conference

The Gilbane Group and Lighthouse Seminars announced that the 2008 CM Pros U.S. Spring Summit will take place on June 17 to coincide with the fourth Annual Gilbane San Francisco Conference which is June 18-20 at the Westin Market Hotel in San Francisco. The CM Pros Summit offers attendees an in-depth forum for discussing the business drivers and technical issues of managing and delivering dynamic content. Content Management Systems are viewed by many as being comprised of three predominant components: acquisition, management, and delivery. This summit will empower attendees with tangible and tactical real world solutions for the delivery component of content management. The CM Pros Summit includes users, practitioners and vendors of every aspect of content and digital asset management including: information architecture, usability, implementation, metadata and taxonomy, search, change management, software and tools. At the CM Pros Summit, speakers and attendees will: Leverage best practices for dynamic delivery; Hear the latest research, case studies, and best practices; Share experiences with others and learn from peers; Network at the event; Identify next steps in content management implementations; Collaborate for solutions. Meet with partners, suppliers, and potential customers; and, hear about new aspects of content management; drive new technology development. Current members who renew before June 17 will also receive the discount with a year added at the date of renewal. Also, CM Pros members receive a $200 discount off the cost of the Gilbane conference. Attend the Summit and join CM Pros for $75, a 25 percent discount off the regular fee. To take advantage of this offer, enter discount code: GILBSPR2008 at,

EMC Acquires X-Hive

EMC announced they have acquired Dutch XML content management company X-Hive. X-Hive brings XML tools to the Documentum content management division of EMC. All X-Hive employees will stay on board, and the company will immediately hire new staff. Terms were not disclosed.,

Adobe, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle Executives to Participate in Keynote Panel at Gilbane San Francisco 2007

The Gilbane Group and Lighthouse Seminars announced that executives from Adobe, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle will participate in the Gilbane San Francisco 2007 keynote panel, “Content Technology Industry Update,” on Wednesday, April 11th at 8:30 a.m. at the Palace Hotel. Taking place April 10-12, the Gilbane Conference San Francisco has greatly expanded its collection of educational programs, including sessions focused on web and other enterprise content management applications, enterprise search and information access technologies, publishing technology, wikis, blogs and collaboration tools, and information on globalization and translation technology. The “Content Technology Industry Update” keynote panel will focus on the most important strategic issues technical and business managers need to consider for both near and long term success in managing content and content technologies in the context of enterprise applications. The keynote panel discussion is completely interactive (i.e., no presentations). With six tracks and 35 sessions to choose from, attendees have the opportunity to participate in a conference program focused on educating attendees about the latest content management technologies from experienced content management practitioners, consultants, and technologists.

Interwise Announces Interwise Connect for Documentum

Interwise unveiled its second solution supporting EMC’s collaboration product platform, Interwise Connect for Documentum. The solution addresses the transformation of live business meetings into real time content that can be stored and managed to enhance project collaboration, compliance and other business activities. Designed to operate seamlessly with EMC Documentum, the solution has been awarded the “Designed for EMC” designation. Also, the company delivered enhancements to its Interwise Connect for eRoom solution that adds unlimited, live meeting capabilities to EMC Documentum eRoom workspace environments. Interwise Connect for Documentum allows enterprises to capture, manage and store the live information assets and records produced during voice, Web and video conferences and face-to-face meetings. It helps enterprise content management (ECM) capture and store the transactional content that comes from applications like e-mail, ERP (SAP/Oracle) and others. Users can schedule audio conferences and Web meetings, as well as upload materials and invite participants, directly from within EMC Documentum. All Interwise meeting components – telephone and online meeting discussions, whiteboard drawings, shared applications and documents, meeting invitations and participant lists – can be categorized as metadata within Documentum for later indexing, searching and playback. The solution also allows users to integrate their meeting assets into Documentum workflows and business processes. The assets are stored within Documentum’s secure content repository.