Liferay Announces Support for New WCM Standard Initiative

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Enterprise portal provider moves to strengthen interoperability in content management space

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We see immense benefits to improving the interoperability of WCM systems and enabling rich content consumption on modern web experience platforms.

Liferay, Inc., provider of the world’s leading enterprise-class open source portal, announced its support of a new open standard initiative aimed at improving the presentation and interoperability of content across WCM systems. As a rich content publishing platform, Liferay maintains a leadership role in pushing for standards that will help end users attain long-term benefits from their investments in Liferay products.

The new initiative, Web Experience Management Interoperability (WEMI), represents an evolution in WCM and is set to increase interoperability between WCM vendors, thereby driving down costs of web content integration and publishing. Formed through the standards organization OASIS, of which Liferay is a longtime Sponsor member, WEMI will allow for interoperability in the delivery of web content. Existing standards only address content interoperability at the lower data level, which forces customers to implement costly customized solutions at the content presentation layer.

"Liferay fully supports the OASIS WEMI Charter. We see immense benefits to improving the interoperability of WCM systems and enabling rich content consumption on modern web experience platforms," said James Falkner, Liferay’s Community Manager.

Liferay’s commitment to remain on the cutting edge of emerging technology developments has led to the adoption of forward-thinking industry standards in Liferay Portal such as CMIS, WebDAV and JCR. WEMI further supports Liferay’s vision of an open, heterogeneous, yet deeply interconnected web platform, allowing Liferay to serve as a modern WCM system, a social collaboration site, or many other uses in today’s web-powered environments.

In addition to benefiting end users, extensibility of WEMI will allow Liferay partners to reuse solutions for multiple clients and become domain experts without learning multiple technologies, saving them time and money.

Liferay is committed to supporting WEMI in a future Liferay release. WEMI is in the process of forming its Technical Committee and will have its initial meeting in January 2012.

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About Liferay
Liferay, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise open source portal and collaboration software products, servicing Fortune 500 companies worldwide, including Allianz, Barclay’s, BASF, Cisco Systems, Lufthansa Flight Training, Société Générale, The French Ministry of Defense, and the United Nations. Liferay offers Enterprise Edition subscriptions, which provide access to emergency fixes, software updates, 24/7 support SLAs, and subscription-only features. Liferay also offers professional services and training to ensure successful deployments for its customers. Liferay, Liferay Portal, and the Liferay logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Liferay, Inc., in the United States and other countries.


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