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Alfresco and Joomla Deliver First Integration Based On CMIS Standard

Alfresco Software and Joomlatools today announced the first integration based on Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS). The Alfresco:Joomla!™ integration module was built using the draft CMIS REST API to allow organizations running Joomla-based web sites to access Alfresco’s robust open source content management repository.

Alfresco is the leading open source alternative for enterprise content management. The company couples the innovation of open source with the stability of a true enterprise-class platform at much lower cost. Joomla is an award-winning open source web content management system (CMS), which enables organizations to build web sites and powerful online applications. Joomlatools provides consulting services and application development for Joomla.

The integration, built using the CMIS REST API, will enable millions of Joomla web sites to access the powerful back-end content repository services of Alfresco, ensuring security, compliance, and auditability. Users will be able to more effectively manage, preview and track increasing volumes of content and digital assets on collaborative Joomla web sites using Alfresco’s content library. Similarly Alfresco users will be able to search, publish, share, download, and edit content directly on Joomla sites.

Having used both Joomla and Alfresco, Marc Alen from the Belgian Local Police provided the following comment on the integration module: "We have a wealth of experience with Joomla. At the moment we host a network of more then 120 Joomla websites for our local police regions. With IT budgets being squeezed, governments are under pressure to deliver more with less. We are confident that open-source is a long term solution that allows us to focus on lowering costs, simplicity, flexibility, and increased efficiency. We are looking forward to the integration between Alfresco and Joomla becoming an efficient low cost enterprise solution for document management."

“Joomlatools is pleased to have co-developed with Alfresco a solution that allows Joomla users to benefit from the advanced content and document management features of Alfresco and also make it easy for Alfresco users to easily manage and publish their content on Joomla sites,” said Johan Janssens, co-founder of Joomlatools and Joomla. “This integration is a perfect example of how cooperation between open source projects can yield innovative solutions more rapidly than a proprietary model."

“The Alfresco:Joomla integration module perfectly illustrates the promise of CMIS,” said John Newton, Chairman and CTO, Alfresco Software. “With this integration, Joomla users can now leverage Alfresco’s scalable document repository to manage content on Joomla sites in a secure, compliant, and audited environment.”

The proposed CMIS standard is currently being advanced by an OASIS technical committee and will enable anyone to develop content applications on open source Alfresco and deploy them on SharePoint, EMC, IBM, or OpenText. In September 2008, Alfresco released the industry’s first draft implementation of the CMIS specification. The company has also recently made available the CMIS Developer Toolbox, which includes a working implementation and contains resources to assist developers in the CMIS community to start creating portable content applications, based on the draft specification.

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About Joomla and Joomlatools

Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables the building of Web sites and online applications. Joomlatools is a software development and services company focused on helping make Joomla easy to use for millions of web publishers and enterprises that build, host and maintain websites built on Joomla!, the world's most popular open source content management system. Joomlatools was founded by a group of open source experts including Johan Janssens, the lead architect of Joomla 1.5, Mathias Verraes, the creator of DOCman and Amit Shah, the co-founder of OpenX. More information about Joomlatools can be found at:

About Alfresco Software, Inc.

Alfresco Software, Inc. is the first and leading open source alternative for enterprise content management. It is the first company to bring the power of open source to the enterprise content management market, enabling unprecedented scale and a much lower total cost of ownership than proprietary systems. Founded by a team of content management veterans that includes the co-founder of Documentum, John Newton, and former COO of Business Objects, John Powell, Alfresco is based in London. For more information, go to

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