Vamosa endorses open standards

17th November 2008

Vamosa, the sector defining software and solution company focusing entirely on content quality, is pleased to announce its participation in the CMIS (content management interoperability standards) technology committee of OASIS - the international open standards consortium.

This technical committee will advance CMIS as an open standard that uses Web services and Web 2.0 interfaces to enable information to be shared across Internet protocols in vendor-neutral formats, among document systems, publishers and repositories, within and between companies.

"Customers have always turned to Vamosa to resolve their CMS integration issues. We consider CMIS an exciting and necessary development for the industry as it will free customers from the connectivity issues arising from integration and allow them to focus on the content quality and re-use issues instead. We particularly welcome the involvement of all major players in the industry, a reflection of CMIS' cross-platform and inclusive approach," said Ijonas Kisselbach, Chief Technology Officer, Vamosa.

"CMIS offers new potential for write-once, run-anywhere content," said Mary Laplante, senior analyst at The Gilbane Group. "Companies want the best solutions for their business applications. In reality, this means multiple CM systems and the resulting need for integration. Companies still spend significant time and money connecting heterogeneous repositories. CMIS offers the promise of dramatically reduced IT burden associated with maintaining custom integration code and one-off integrations."

With CMIS, users do not need unique applications to access each ECM repository. Application development and deployment are much faster and more efficient. The specification provides easy mapping to existing ECM systems. Web technologies, including Web 2.0, Internet scale, service-orientation and resource-orientation, are all exploited in CMIS.

"Vamosa has always championed the users of content management systems by developing automated tools and best practice methods to get content in the right format, in the right place at the right time" explains Nic Archer, SVP Solutions at Vamosa. "CMIS will allow the easy interchange of content between systems, but there is still the need to update metadata, content and structure. The Vamosa solutions have always excelled in that area - CMIS allows us to concentrate further on the quality aspects of content as opposed to the connectivity aspects. Watch out for some very exciting news that Vamosa will announce early 2009 regarding the ability to monitor AND fix all content types in real-time" concludes Archer.

Vamosa will be exhibiting at the 2008 Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies, to be held at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston from December 2nd to December 4th 2008.

About Vamosa
Vamosa is a sector-defining software and solutions company specializing in the emerging area of Enterprise Content Governance (ECoG). Recognized as a global leader in ECoG, Vamosa is the only company that offers an integrated suite of products and services to manage the end-to-end process of discovering, transforming, deploying and maintaining content quality. Vamosa's solutions allow the world's largest enterprises and governments to analyze, enhance, standardize, monitor and maintain all forms of business content within a policy-based infrastructure of best practice methods. Organizations with Vamosa's ECoG solutions benefit from improved regulatory compliance, enhanced knowledge management and a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for content management.

The company has provided solutions and consultancy for content discovery, cleansing, migration and maintenance to some of the world's largest enterprises and government departments including, Cable & Wireless, Vodafone, IBM, Oracle and Volkswagen North America. For more information, visit