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SharePoint, dear SharePoint. We talk about this business collaboration tool — sometimes called an enterprise content management system — on almost a daily basis. You either love it, hate it, integrate with it or try to replace it.
Alfresco has chosen the last option.
TheAlfresco Sharesolution can integrate with SharePoint, but more importantly, it can completely replace it. The software from Alfresco can provide organizations with an open source SharePoint alternative that does all the things SharePoint does, and a little more. What is under the covers of Alfresco Share? Come, let’s have a look.
Many analyst have said that SharePoint can be a beast to implement and maintain. Thehidden costsassociated with the platform also tend to catch many by surprise. Yet it is still one of the most implemented content management and collaborations solutions today.
So while most have elected to figure out how to integrate with SharePoint and grab a piece of that enterprise pie, Alfresco believes they have built an alternative that will do the following:
- Escape the lock-in to a complete Microsoft stack
- Escape the burden of Microsoft Client Access Licenses (CALs)
- Lower total cost-of-ownership
- Re-use existing skills
- Increase scalability
- Increase collaboration through additional Social Computing
Is Alfresco Share the SharePoint Services (WSS) killer? Will it helpAlfresco take their own enterprise content management platform(which includes Alfresco Share) deeper into the enterprise, forcing SharePoint out the door?