dotCMS First WCMS to Embrace CMIS Specification

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In the upcoming release of dotCMS (v. 1.9), the company announced today that it will implement the CMIS specification. This will allow organizations to dramatically increase the amount of topical content on their internal and external web sites.

CMIS unlocks the power of a content repository, creating opportunities for those organizations that know how to pair content with commercial opportunities

dotCMS, a leading Java-based, open source WCMS software company, announced today at the 6th Annual Gilbane Conference in Boston that the upcoming release of dotCMS will implement the CMIS 1.0 draft specification. dotCMS is the first Web Content Management System (WCMS) to integrate the newly released specification into a web management product.

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CMIS, or Content Management Interoperability Services, was created to avoid the difficulties organizations face when integrating content with proprietary, partner and 3rd party repositories. CMIS uses REST or web services as a unifying technology to allow content repositories to exchange information with any web services-enabled repository. Once adopted by the industry, it will allow any organization to reach across technological borders, retrieve permission-based content and information for use in multiple systems.

“Fresh, highly relevant content is the most crucial aspect of building traffic and converting visitors into customers. CMIS unlocks the power of a content repository, creating opportunities for those organizations that know how to pair content with commercial opportunities,” said Will Ezell, CTO of dotCMS. “This standard will re-shape the industry and we are proud that dotCMS, as an OASIS TC member, is helping to lead the way.”

The adoption of the CMIS 1.0 specification within the dotCMS product will roll out in phases. Version 1.9 – due to be released in Q1 2010 – will include a draft implementation that will be finalized by release 2.0, scheduled for Q3, 2010.

To learn more about the CMIS implementation in version 1.9, plan on attending Will Ezell’s Product Lab presentation at Gilbane – Thursday, December 3 at 2:00 pm.

About dotCMS
dotCMS is an enterprise-level open source J2EE/Java Web Content Management System. Combining advanced features and user-friendly controls with award-winning product support and professional implementation services, dotCMS represents a powerful WCMS solution for today’s and tomorrow’s world-class web presence. Among those who have recently adopted dotCMS include Honda; Novartis; Hospital Corporation of America; University of Texas; Harvard Art Museum; Colorado State University; State of Ohio, and the Government of Quebec.

For more information go to http://www.dotcms.org or contact Lia Sacco at lia.sacco(at)dotcms.org or 305.858.1422 (ext. 9276).

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