Web Content Management and the need to "expire" content automatically

Consider an example of passport that is expiring in some time. You will receive a notification on basis of which you can decide whether the passport needs to be renewed. Similarly web content will also have certain life cycle to manage.  For example a corporate policy may have to be revisited on yearly basis as per the corporate guidelines.  Hence a policy page on the website (or Intranet) must be reviewed and updated periodically. Another good example is online "Promotions" we see...



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Fun & Knowledge sharing at Drupal 7 Release Party @ CIGNEX Ahmedabad

It was a great fun and proud feeling to be a part of worldwide celebration of Drupal 7 Release Party. I attended the one at CIGNEX, Ahmedabad about which Dries twitted a day before on 6 Jan 2011. Although signups for the event almost reached a CENTURY, not all people turned up for the event, yet around 70 attendees were there at CIGNEX, Ahmedabad, D7RP. Few people traveled to the event all the way from Surat (6 Hrs drive by road), from Anand (2 Hrs drive by road) to be a part of Drupal 7...



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Liferay as a Platform – Integrated Business Ecosystem

The global business landscape is witnessing a massive change as market is driven by speed of response, system performance, real-time and contextual information measured through quantifiable goals. This imposes a huge challenge on organizations that are running on disparate systems, with different levels of integration, multiple databases and mix of centralized and distributed data. Hence, enterprise wide planning plays a crucial role in order to align individual, departmental and corporate...



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Solving complex document workflow scenarios using Open Source CMS

One of the nice features of Alfresco is its' flexible workflow engine. If designed properly, Alfresco can handle very complex business processes. Let us assume that one of the Alfresco implementation is designed to initiate a 3 stage serial workflow.  What happens if we have 10000+ documents added to the system daily? What happens if multiple workflows need to be completed for a given/added document? What happens if some of these workflows are pooled workflows (assigned...



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Having multiple user interface options with a single theme in Liferay

We at CIGNEX developed a theme in Liferay Portal which could be used by many communities with different look and feel.   Which means you develop theme only once and use as different themes in various liferay portal sites. We achieved this functionality by using a theme and by overriding the existing theme look and feel with the theme admin portlet.  What is the benefit ? No need to spend time and money creating different themes with code...



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Liferay PDF Viewer Portlet using ICEFaces & ICEPdf frameworks

We at CIGNEX developed online PDF Viewer Portlet using ICEFaces and ICEPdf frameworks. It is based on ICEPDF reference implementation.  This PDF Viewer portlet provides following features. It is integrated with liferay's document library. So if we add this portlet on any community/organization page. It allows us to browse pdf documents available in document library. It allows us to Zoom in & out pdf pages. We can also rotate the pages if we want. It also...



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Workflows in Alfresco Share

For any Business or Organization, the most important aspect is following a set of activities performed by relevant roles to achieve common business goal. These activities can be categorized into Business Process. Automation of these processes would help in managing business effectively and timely. This need can be achieved through one of the prominent feature of Alfresco called as Workflow. In this article you will learn about various workflow capabilities including start workflow,...



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New Book "Alfresco Share" for Collaboration

  For a while now, we have been hearing a lot about collaboration in Enterprise space. We speak day in and day out to our customers who have recognized the need to have a tool for use within the organization for better and efficient collaboration. The fundamental concept behind collaboration is that groups can achieve more than individuals. Collaboration allows individuals with complementary areas of expertise to create better results faster than before.  Alfresco Share has since...



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A simple solution for merging various documents for your business needs

Use Cases– Many use cases to satisfy.  Few of them are given below for your reference. 1. In a case where multiple departments need several documents to execute a process or carry out a task 2. In a case where you need to create a contract by combining various clauses (documents) and addendums (standard rules and regulations) 3. Situaltion where the Scanners and FAX machines are integrated with your enterprise content management system sending individual pages in the form of image...



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Integrating Alfresco ECM with IBM Lotus Eforms Server

Consider a scenario in your organization where many departments need several documents to carry out a business task. The cost would increase dramatically with storage of paper documents and also it consumes lot of time for submitting and processing the items. This can easily be solved with Eforms server in place that will submit the paper online and a strong repository that can store all the documents and follow business process management. IBM Lotus Eforms Server...



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