Item description for Alfresco Enterprise Content Management Implementation by Munwar Shariff...
This well-crafted and easy-to-use book is a complete guide to implementing enterprise content management in your business using Alfresco. It guides you through creating smart, collaborative content repositories, and shows how to use Alfresco to create more elegant document sharing, better collaborative working, and reliable automated workflow processes.
Alfresco offers Enterprise Content Management (ECM) aspires to be "Documentum fast and free", and was founded by a former Documentum executive. Alfresco is Java based, and can store a wide range of digital content in flexible, smart "spaces". Content is accessible through a web interface, shared network folders, FTP, WebDav, and other methods. Users can set up Alfresco to process content in certain ways, according to business rules and workflow requirements. It can also apply version control to documents automatically, making it easy and safe to collaborate and update documents.
Alfresco is regarded as the most powerful open-source enterprise content management system. Using Alfresco, administrators can easily create rich, shared content repositories. This book shows you how to unleash this power to create collaborative working systems in your enterprise. This book will take you through the complete cycle of planning, implementing and customizing your ECM installation.
Among the many topics covered are : Working with users and membership accounts, including LDAP integration Using Alfresco as a Smart document repository Working with automatic version tracking and control, and accessing the repository from the Web, shared network folders, or FTP Making content easy to find using search, content categorization, and metadata Automating document management tasks with business rules and complete workflows Working together using Alfresco's collaboration and syndication features to create effective working groups Customizing the user interface, creating your own dashboard layouts Presenting content in custom ways relevant to your business
Munwar Shariff is an experienced software trainer for CIGNEX Inc. He has trained many users, administrators, and developers in Alfresco and many other systems. This book distils the hands-on approach of his training courses into a concise, practical book. The emphasis is on getting up and running fast and discovering the scope and power of Alfresco incrementally through practical discovery.
This book is designed for system administrators, experienced users or developers who want to install and use Alfresco in their teams or businesses. Because Alfresco is free many teams can install and experiment with its ECM features without any upfront cost, often without management approval. The book assumes a degree of technical confidence but does not require specialist sysadmin or developer skills to get a basic system up and running. Alfresco is particularly suitable for IT consultants who want or need to set up a flexible enterprise content management system for their clients, be that for demonstration, development, or as a mission-critical platform. This book gets you to that result quickly and effectively.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1: Introduction to Alfresco Chapter 2: Installing and getting started with Alfresco Chapter 3: Planning Chapter 4: Implementing Membership and Security Chapter 5: Implementing Document Management Chapter 6: Implementing Business Rules Chapter 7: Extending the Alfresco Content Model Chapter 8: Search Chapter 9: ImplementingWorkflow Chapter 10: Collaboration and Syndication Chapter 11: Customizing User Interface Chapter 12: Maintaining the System Chapter 13: Implementing Imaging and Forms Processing
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 7.4" Height: 1" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Dec 30, 2006
Publisher Packt Publishing
ISBN 1904811116 ISBN13 9781904811114
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More About Munwar Shariff
Munwar Shariff is the CTO and EVP of EMEA at CIGNEX. CIGNEX is the leading provider of open source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions for businesses and government agencies. He has served as the chief architect and manager of engineering teams for 19 years in the areas of business application software, Internet applications, social media, and mobile applications for customers worldwide. He is an expert in Content Management Systems (CMS). Since co-founding CIGNEX in late 2000, he has successfully delivered more than 130 CMS applications using various open source technologies. He has written a number of articles on open source CMS, is an experienced trainer, and a frequent speaker at conferences related to this topic. Munwar earned his M.S. in Digital Electronics and Advanced Communications from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, India. He has authored three technical books on open source CMS: Alfresco 3 Enterprise Content Management, Implementing Alfresco, and Plonelive.
Reviews - What do customers think about Alfresco Enterprise Content Management Implementation?
Good but need a review / extension Mar 13, 2008
The book clarifies a lot of things but need an extension considering web content management and workflow aspects
Great Overview of Alfresco Jul 7, 2007
This book provides detail that is difficult to find from the online documentation. The only thing I would like to see more on is customizing Alfresco from a developer prospective. Overall the book is a great help in getting up to speed quickly on the features found in Alfresco.
A very good deal Mar 22, 2007
As an early adopter of a new open software product as Alfresco, it's very important to have the kind of structured and organized information this book gives us, that we couldn't find consolidated at Alfresco sites. The book also brings us some scenarios and good practices that are very useful and applicable to real situations.
I just hope that upgrades and new versions of the book continue to be published, and even more specialized books on this subject.
Concise assembly of information with examples Mar 8, 2007
This book, being the first one written on Alfresco has no competition and really competes only with the public information that is available on the web. The information in this book is all available in different sources (wikis, forums, official documentation and the source code), but this book does a great job of bringing it all together in one reference that is easy to digest.
In addition to the information, it does a great job of providing examples and a walkthrough of the steps to be taken to see the examples work in any Alfresco environment, another plus.
One of the few things I was disappointed in was the section on implementing workflows. This chapter does a good job of describing the differences between the two workflow models that are available in Alfresco, but lacks alot in the approach to explaining the differences between the two. Unlike other sections of the book, there is a real lack of examples that provide a little more 'meat' on the workflow capabilities. That said, you probably need a whole book on workflow and advanced workflow capabilities of Alfresco to really do it justice anyway.
If you are just starting out with Alfresco, this is a great foundation-type book. With software changing regularly, this book was written with version 1.4 and version 2.0 is now out and this book does not cover Records Management/Web Content Management or any of the other new features, so if you are a seasoned user/developer and want to know more about the new features, you'll probably have to wait until the next book...
An expensive rewrite of a manual Mar 5, 2007
This book is for final users of Alfresco, in that it does not contain any code/examples of code.
It is probably useful for content creators and administrators.
Having said that, the book really is Alfresco's user's guide, and a slim one at that.
The layout is very well done and task specific instructions are clear and carefully described, albeit in a succinct way.
For $59.99, the book could have been much more extensive.