While surfing around today I found this video on YouTube that explains
ECM in 'laymans' terms:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-DmGNX0ohM

And as you say Dylan, it does appear to include 'capturing' documents as
one ECM feature.

Thanks,
Tim

On Mon, 2009-12-07 at 15:46 +1100, Dylan Jay wrote:
> On 04/12/2009, at 7:25 PM, Maurizio Delmonte wrote:
> 
> > Ciao Godefroid! :)
> >
> > Unfortunately Dylan is right..
> >
> > Plone is pushed on the "low" side of the chart.. and is not on "ECM"  
> > line, but *only* on
> > "Enterprise Portal", "Web Content Management" and "Social Software  
> > and Collaboration" lines,
> > which connotates Plone as quite peculiar.
> >
> > What i feel about the *why": probably they take into account just  
> > the Plone out-of-the-box experience,
> > which to be considered an ECM at version 3.x is missing at least:
> >
> > - a good *blobs story* out-of-the-box (which version 4 is solving  
> > really well)
> >
> > - a good *index&search story*, which we can deploy only thanks to  
> > extensions (collective.solr above all the rest..)
> 
> If wikipedia is to be believed then my guess is archiving, desktop  
> integration and scanning is perhaps what's missing?
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterprise_content_management
> 
> "New product suites have arisen from the combination of capture,  
> search and networking capabilities with technologies of the content  
> management field, which have traditionally addressed digital  
> archiving, document management and workflow. Generally speaking, this  
> is when content management becomes enterprise content management. The  
> different nomenclature is intended to encompass all of the problem  
> areas related to the use and preservation of information within an  
> organization, in all of its forms — not just its web-oriented face to  
> the outside world."
> 
> I know systems like TRIM handle imaging and archiving etc which plone  
> doesn't normally integrate with. Sharepoint integrates with exchange  
> and desktop sharing in ways Plone doesn't do as comprehensively.  
> Anyone familiar with Alfresco know what it can do that Plone doesn't  
> that qualifies as ECM?
> 
> 
> 
> 
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