Enterprise Content Management Forum

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Technology Leader with 201-500 employees
Hi, I would like to know if various Alfresco Cloud (not on-prem) plans exist and the cost of user per month. OR Annual Alfresco cloud plans offering/Cost for 300 users. Thanks, Srinivas
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Senior Director, Information Architecture, Claim at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are exploring potential solutions that would support: 1. Storing large video files associated with business transactions.2. Ability to access videos from core applications.3. Ability to find and play videos on demand.4. Record management, retention, and security requirements.5. Robust streaming capability so users can start viewing videos before download is complete. What would be typical solutions and how they compare?
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Thom GarciaAs I look at the list of requirements, they really do scream out Kaltura Video Navigator for ECM. http://corp.kaltura.com/Products/Video-Applications/Kaltura-Video-Navigator-ECM There are certainly other options, and IBM will have more and more as time goes on and we expand our video solutions with the addition of Clearleap and Ustream acquistions. If the list you provided is in priority order, the top of the list is exactly why we started down the path of partnering with Kaltura. We wanted to store video as part of a standard ECM system, not build something that was tailor made for video and try and have it be stand alone from an ECM repository. With Kaltura's solution, we leverage our repository to be the system of record. All the life cycle governance, access control, versioning and authentication that comes along as part of an IBM Content Foundation repository is enabled for video. Kaltura provides a very nice IBM Content Navigator (ICN) plug-in viewer for video, and then the back end distribution capability for accessing the video from any device, any where in the world, any time with a seamless, non-buffering experience. Because the video is stored in our repository, it can be accessed natively by any application that leverages the APIs. Videos are played on demand from a player that provides a streaming experience that has adaptive bit rate streaming. So, if the speed of the connection changes, the actual video being delivered to the device is changed on the fly. Because this is stored in P8, any search will find the metadata stored with the video. Time stamped metadata is available for captioning, as an example. So you not only find the video, but the spot within the video where the search argument was presented. There are other solutions out there, including Genus for our CM8 customers. Genus is also really good if you have a true DAM requirement, but this doesn't sound like that. DAM is generally targeted more at solutions where you need to track the digital asset for licensing and usage requirements vs. tight integration with business applications. Going forward, our Ustream solutions would be good for live streaming applications and Clearleap will provide Over the Top Television (OTT) video delivery to an app. But, neither of these integrate with a business application today. These would be items on a long term roadmap as we build out the capabilities in those solutions across the IBM portfolio. Please feel free to reach out to me directly and I can give you more information on the solutions available and specific use cases within the insurance industry including claims adjudication, avoiding work related injuries while assessing damages, use of drones, etc.
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Valentin HöbelI think that using one solution for all of your needs wouldn't do it. Your requirements (points 1-6) are very different and each of them refers to a different type of application. When it comes down to storing the files, I can highly recommend LizardFS. The software-defined storage solution creates a redundant and highly available storage pool out of commodity servers. It is very cost-effective, simple to setup and easy to maintain. If you need an object storage, I can recommend Ceph.
Can anyone assist with a comprehensive capability analysis done between Laserfiche Rio & DocuWare?What do you consider to be the top pros and cons of these solutions?
Anonymous avatar x80
Vice President Of Engineering with 51-200 employees
A detailed report and apples to apples comparisons for the following ECM products Filenet Documentum Omnidocs Alfresco Newgen SharePointCan you help?

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