Open source content management provider Alfresco has released their platform, Alfresco Community 4, at JavaOne.

CMS Wire brought this news to our attention in their article, “Alfresco Community 4.0: Integrates Apache Solr, Social Networks and Activiti BPM.” After collaboration with its customers, partners and users, Alfresco made a number of improvements to the user interface and tooling that allows users to support popular technology trends like cloud-computing and social.

Separating its content indexing processes from content management and replacing its homegrown indexing with the popular open source enterprise search platform Apache Solr, Alfresco’s new release should offer significant performance improvements.

Let’s just hope they don’t forget that without a solid taxonomy, indexing content doesn’t assure findability. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.