Liferay Ventures into Social Media

December 19, 2012

Liferay is a business built around an open source portal, and has been receiving a good deal of positive press lately. EContent covers the latest news regarding Liferay in its story, “Liferay Announces New Social Collaboration App for the Enterprise.”

The article begins with the announcement of Social Office 2.0”

“Liferay, Inc., provider of an enterprise-class, open source portal, announced the launch of Social Office 2.0 Enterprise Edition (EE), the newest version of Liferay’s social collaboration solution for enterprise teams. Social Office 2.0 EE, the newest app available in Liferay Marketplace, equips users with a means to collaborate with teams in their business units and to build a social network within their enterprise.”

Liferay is definitely doing something exciting by providing the open source community social networking options. However, for users who have a more urgent business need for their enterprise open source software, a company like LucidWorks might be a good option. Compared to Liferay’s portal, LucidWorks supports the open source community by offering free distributions of Apache Lucene and Solr, as well as solid customer training and support. In addition, customers who need out-of-the-box solutions will benefit from products like LucidWorks Search or LucidWorks Big Data. These offering are customizable, but don’t demand high-level developer support for implementation.

Emily Rae Aldridge, December 19, 2012

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