Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Outstanding Questions on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) for John Newton of Alfresco
- If one is planning on syndicating content via Atom, should an ECM product expose this functionality directly, should each customer be forced to write their own code to do this or should a customer be forced to also purchase a portal as most ECM toolkits only expose it via portlets
- If one is doing document management using any of the ECM products in the marketplace and want to get serious about protecting personally identifyable information and want to incorporate the practice of redaction into ECM, exactly where should they plug this from a software architecture perspective
- In terms of security, many ECM vendors have the ability to talk with directory services via the LDAP protocol. I would love to understand where on the roadmap will be tighter integration with Active Directory along with the ability to express policy enforcement via XACML
- Under what situations do you recommend a portal or other downstream service pulling content directly from the repository vs. using the notion of a web cache
- I noticed that Alan pretty much named every analyst that covers this space but if an enterprise wanted to talk to one and only one analyst, which one gets this space the most?
- President Clinton in 2000 passed the Electronic Signatures Act which allows for documents to be electronically signed. Of course many vendors have created product around them. I am of the belief that this should be a capability built directly into an ECM product and not an addon. From a software architecture perspective, what should e-sign look like to ECM?
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