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Alfresco: Content Management for Small Business

Feb 09, 2011, 19:05 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Having the right collaboration tools is a key to success, even in a small business. If you're running a small or medium-sized business, you might want to consider setting up the Alfresco open source content management system to boost document sharing, collaboration, and more. The Benefits of Content Management

"Before we get into what Alfresco does, let's back up a moment. Why does a small business need collaboration, content management, and document sharing in the first place? If you do any kind of knowledge work, even in a smallish business, you're probably producing quite a bit of information. I've worked for quite a few startups and small businesses, and the amount of data that ends up trapped in email is astounding.

"This leads to a couple of problems. First, consider collaborating on something relatively simple like a presentation or proposal for a customer. Any Word/Office document that needs editing by two or more people means a slew of emails -- and usually requires prodding of that one person who loses the thread."

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