Month: June 2010

Alfresco’s Summer Lunch & Learn Series Kicking Off July 13th

Posted by on June 30, 2010

Alfresco is kicking off another “Lunch and Learn” event series this summer, and Rivet Logic will be hosting the New York and Raleigh events. The Lunch and learn series will take place in 25 cities across the US, Canada and Peru starting July 13, and will be produced by Alfresco partners.

The Lunch & Learn seminar series is designed to educate and inform organizations evaluating ECM solutions and discuss how businesses are benefiting from an open source platform like Alfresco.

Topics of focus include:

  • Cost saving benefits of Alfresco compared to proprietary systems like Documentum, Open Text and SharePoint
  • Real-world case studies of how organizations using Alfresco are seeing results
  • Alfresco product demos

This will be a terrific opportunity for attendees to talk to Alfresco experts and hear first hand about the cost-saving benefits of Alfresco.

For more information and to register, click here.

Liferay Portal Used in Team Beachbody’s Social Community Platform

Posted by on June 03, 2010

We recently released a new case study, Team Beachbody: A Large-Scale Social Community Platform Built on the Open Source Liferay Portal, which highlights how Rivet Logic utilized Liferay Portal to build a revenue-generating social network for Product Partners and the business benefits derived from the solution.

Product Partners, LLC, an exercise and nutrition market leader, launched the Team Beachbody program as a membership-based online support community that offers a wide array of fitness programs. In order to generate revenue growth, Product Partners decided to harness the existing community around its products and combine it with the power of social networking to turn the site into a revenue generating resource. By offering active community members a percentage of sales of Beachbody products that they refer to new members, it encourages increased community participation.

Liferay Portal was selected as the development platform for its flexibility and scalability to cater to evolving business requirements and future growth, as well as its low total cost of ownership. Rivet Logic was chosen as the system integrator to implement the solution, and in particular, the WOWY SuperGym application, a featured element of the overall Team Beachbody experience. The WOWY SuperGym application has resulted in stronger customer loyalty and recurring revenue opportunities through a set of social collaboration features that encourage use and membership retention.

Click here to download the full case study.

Updated Version of RAAr Released to Support Latest Alfresco Releases

Posted by on June 02, 2010

Rivet Logic recently released the newly updated Remote Alfresco API rivet (RAAr) to support the latest Alfresco releases. RAAr was first released to the Alfresco community back in October of 2008, and provides an abstraction layer for remote communication with Alfresco ECM.

RAAr provides a simple, Java-based local library that may be used by one or more content rich applications and allows these applications to interface to Alfresco (including multiple Alfresco repositories from the same application). RAAr’s lower layers handle communication to remote Alfresco instances over ReSTful calls to Alfresco that get mapped to calls to the Alfresco Foundation Services (AFS) API.

RAAr’s Java library is backed by an Alfresco Web Script-based Java services that marshal/unmarshal calls and direct them to AFS. RAAr takes care of marshaling/unmarshaling of parameters and handles connection management to multiple-Alfresco instances. Furthermore, RAAr provides more coarse-grained calls for better remoting to enhance performance.

This new version of RAAr will support the latest Alfresco 3.1.x and 3.2.x releases.

RAAr is a free and open source software licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3.0. For more information, please visit http://www.rivetlogic.com/Forge/Rivets/Remote_Alfresco_API_Rivet.