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PRESS RELEASE: Liferay Announces Support for New WCM Standard Initiative

Enterprise portal provider moves to strengthen interoperability in content management space

LOS ANGELES — (December 20, 2011) — 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. 

For more about Liferay Portal, visit www.liferay.com.

Über Liferay

Liferay entwickelt Software, mit der Unternehmen aller Größenordnungen für das Web, für mobile Endgeräte und für das Internet der Dinge ein durchgängiges digitales Erlebnis gestalten können. Liferays Open-Source-Plattform bietet innovative, zukunftsfähige, flexible und sichere Funktionalitäten zur Umsetzung einer digitalen Business-Strategie, die das Intranet, Extranet sowie den Webauftritt einschließen. Die Software wird bereits über 5 Millionen Mal weltweit eingesetzt. Zu den Kunden zählen Kleinunternehmen, Mittelständler und auch Großunternehmen aus dem Finanzdienstleistungssektor, dem Gesundheitswesen, der öffentlichen Verwaltung sowie aus Versicherungen, Einzelhandel, Fertigungsindustrie und vielen anderen Branchen. Mit 24 Büros und einem internationalen Partnernetzwerk ist Liferay auf allen Kontinenten vertreten. Mehr als 190.000 registrierte Mitglieder der Liferay-Community begleiten die Entwicklung. Die europäische Zentrale sowie die Geschäftsleitung für die DACH Region befinden sich am Standort Eschborn bei Frankfurt am Main. 

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Liferay, Inc.
Yotam Levy
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