Adobe and Alfresco announced a significant partnership today to embed Alfresco's content management software into Adobe's LiveCycle Enterprise Suite. The inclusion of Alfresco enriches the Adobe LiveCycle experience, as Adobe's Brian Wick notes:
For example, if a user is filling out a loan package, the application would go into the repository to package together other content related to the process.
"It's much easier, much quicker for our customers to build LiveCycle apps with the content services piece built in," Wick said.
I'm biased, but I see this as one more step to facilitating content as the center of the web/software experience. As Adobe customers like the State of Louisiana are suggesting, it makes it easy to link content to a process or application. It has wide applicability to governments, healthcare organizations, and other enterprises that need to wrap business processes around content.