How to marry content, business process management

Alfresco Software’s CEO Doug Dennerline discusses his company’s open source strategy, the evolution of private clouds for content management and the changing competitive landscape.

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Alfresco Software was born a decade ago as an open source enterprise content management (ECM) provider and the company has enjoyed growing success with major corporations and government agencies struggling to deal with an explosion of information. More recently, Alfresco jumped into the business process management (BPM) market and its integration of ECM and BPM is gaining from enterprise buyers.

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Alfresco Software CEO Doug Dennerline

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Doug Dennerline talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about the value of blending these two usually distinct technologies, as well as how Alfresco – cited as a “visionary” in Gartner Group’s ECM Magic Quadrant – is helping a growing number of companies build private content clouds on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Dennerline also discussed how the ECM market is changing – owing to landmark events like the planned Dell/EMC merger – and what’s ahead in 2016 and beyond for the San Mateo, Calif.-based Alfresco.

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