March 31, 2011 – Alfresco has joined forces with Jive Software to bring content management into social software’s neighborhood.

CMSWire brought this news to our attention in their post, “New Alfresco-Jive Connector Brings Enterprise Content Management to Social Software.” Bringing content management and social software together make sense. We all know how much content is produced in a social software environment, and that number is growing daily. Managing it properly is necessary. The surprise factor here is the open source topic.

Connecting these two powerhouses involves some tight integration. The results include cross platform publishing, common user database and taxonomy, and permissions mapping. Once this is available, we wonder what the future holds for these two in further development.

Melody K. Smith