How does Alfresco support a mobile business environment?
Ans. The features which are offered by Alfresco support present business environment. Now
It is no longer required to carry presentation files inside drives instead it can be stored in a
Centralized location and can be accessed from anywhere through the Internet. Moreover,
Alfresco Offers scalability, security, control at a much reduced cost when compared to the
Other cloud Solution providers. The ability to share, comprehend, learn new things were no
There Previously. As it is an open source solution every year license renewal is also not much
Of a Problem.
Why is Alfresco superior to email for supporting collaboration?
Ans. With conventional email system there is always a problem to share and send big files as
They have certain space limitations. With Alfresco one can share any size file without having
The pain of downloading it as it fits with the browser. Now with Alfresco tracking of files with
Their latest versions is a lot easier as everyone is depositing in a centralized place. In other
Words it is a better cloud solution than most conventional mail systems.
3. What were the factors that caused The City of Denver to go with the alfresco platform as
Opposed to more typically proprietary software from other vendors?
Ans. The reasons that City of Denver chose to go with Alfresco are as below:
Normally, the cost of interaction was huge and meaningless. Alfresco helped them to reduce
Their yearly budget which the other vendors could not.
At much lower cost they got an open source platform with better interface and fully web
Based, flexible, scalable and accessible from all around through Internet.
Being an open source, saved millions of dollars a year from licensing.
4. What business process will Denver seek to automate in the future using alfresco, and why
Use a document management system to automate the system?
Ans. Denver is planning for some Shared Services with active collaborations from
Departments like Accounts, IT etc Through Alfresco it is trying to club their PeopleSoft
Financial system, Repository system and elements of workflow. Using a document
Management system improves overall scalability, control and price effectiveness.
5. What problems did The New York Philharmonic seek to solve with Alfresco?
Ans. The main objective these years of Philharmonic has been to encourage more and more
Researches. As it is a big repository it is very difficult to maintain the archives, the lists which are
Very old. They decided to take the help of an open source platform mimed, Alfresco which easily
Solved their issues and ensured reachability to the repository from any part of the World through
6. What Benefits does Alfresco provide the Philharmonic?
Ans. The benefits are stated as below:
Flexible and scalable architecture.
Can communicate With Alfresco using any other software.
No Stability Issues observed till date.
Ability to find all the repository information in one place (From DEC 1842-Till date).
Sources and References:
Pawan Kumar. Alfresco Web Content Management (WCM) 2.0 Part One.
July, 2007. http://www.packtpub.com/article/alfresco-web-content-management-2-0-part1
Enterprise Content Management. http://evolpe.com/software/ecm/alfresco/benefits.