A major project uses the common open-source Java, LAMP stack or IIS if required.
Pros & Cons:
Alfresco is a major project that uses the common open-source Java / LAMP stack, or IIS if required, supporting the CMIS spec, and full interoperability includes integration with MS Office, along with thousands of APIs. Developed using Web Studio and Eclipse. Uses any J2EE application server.
Costs are elevated as this is a Java CMS, with minimum start-up costs of double-figure thousand dollars due to developer costs.
There are two versions of this software - the free Alfresco Labs version, and the full commercial version. Commercial installs have ranged from $40k to $250k - for a very basic install to a major corporate full implementation - fairly high, as Java CMS developer costs are currently $1,400 a day in London at 2009-06. However, in theory, a firm with Java and CMS people in-house could implement a decent CMS at low cost.
Alfresco was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on