Alfresco Enterprise Content Management Implementation

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This book will take you through the complete cycle of planning, implementing and customizing your ECM installation. Among the many topics covered are:

  • Working with users and membership accounts, including LDAP integration
  • Using Alfresco as a Smart document repository; working with automatic version tracking and control, and accessing the repository from the Web, shared network folders, or FTP
  • Making content easy to find using search, content categorization, and metadata
  • Automating document management tasks with business rules and complete workflows
  • Working together using Alfresco's collaboration and syndication features to create effective working groups
  • Customizing the user interface, creating your own dashboard layouts; presenting content in custom ways relevant to your business


Chapter 1:
Introduction to Alfresco
Chapter 2: Installing and getting started with Alfresco
Chapter 3: Planning
Chapter 4: Implementing Membership and Security
Chapter 5: Implementing Document Management
Chapter 6: Implementing Business Rules
Chapter 7: Extending the Alfresco Content Model
Chapter 8: Search
Chapter 9: Implementing Workflow
Chapter 10: Collaboration and Syndication
Chapter 11: Customizing User Interface
Chapter 12: Maintaining the System
Chapter 13: Implementing Imaging and Forms Processing

About

Alfresco offers true Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and aspires to be "Documentum fast and free", and was founded by a former Documentum executive. Alfresco can store a wide range of digital content in flexible, smart "spaces". Content is accessible through a web interface, shared network folders, FTP, WebDav, and other methods.

Users can set up Alfresco to process content in certain ways, according to business rules and workflow requirements. It can also apply version control to documents automatically, making it easy and safe to collaborate and update documents.

Alfresco is regarded as the most powerful open-source enterprise content management system. Using Alfresco, administrators can easily create rich, shared content repositories. This book shows you how to unleash this power to create collaborative working systems in your enterprise.

Features
  • Manage your business documents: version control, library services, content organization, and search
  • Workflows and business rules: move and manipulate content automatically when events occur
  • Maintain, extend, and customize Alfresco: backups and other admin tasks, customizing and extending the content model, creating your own look and feel
Page Count 356
Course Length 10 hours 40 minutes
ISBN 9781904811114
Date Of Publication 30 Jan 2007

Authors

Munwar Shariff

Munwar Shariff, as a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at CIGNEX Datamatics, brings over 20 years of industry experience and proven technical leadership. He oversees the enterprise architecture solution team and provides strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing technology-based services and solutions. Defining initiatives and setting timetables for the evaluation, development, and deployment of pioneering technologies are his areas of expertise.

He is an entrepreneur, open source technologist, and author of the following four technical books:

  • Plone Live
  • Implementing Alfresco
  • Alfresco3 WCM
  • Alfresco3 ECM

He contributes to the open source community by journaling submissions on open source CMS, and has been a featured speaker at AIIM USA, JBoss World, DAM Conference, Plone Conference, Linux World, Gilbane, CTC, Yahoo OSCMS, Saudi Government, and CA World.

Munwar has also served on board at the Plone Foundation and is currently a board member at CIGNEX Datamatics.