RCK Corp. and Open Text Work for and with OCTO and DCPS to Deliver First
Major District Agency Web Site Upgrade
WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - Complementing the announcement by Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee of the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) new Teaching and Learning Framework, RCK Corp. and Open Text (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), working for and with OCTO and DCPS, successfully completed the District's first agency Web site, www.dcps.dc.gov, to undergo installation of the new enterprise content management system (CMS). The new DCPS Web site gives teachers, students and parents superior access and easier navigation to everything the public education system has to offer.
Chancellor Rhee continues to provide a model of what is possible when students are considered first and faculties and families are given the tools they need to provide a supportive environment for DCPS students. Web site visitors should now be able to find what they're looking for within three clicks or less. DCPS is also looking to add RSS feeds and social bookmarking, so that users can directly receive information and easily revisit particular pages on the site.
RCK Corp. successfully completed its first 90-day development and delivery requirement with the release of the DCPS Web site. Updating a Web site with time-sensitive information is a long and difficult process that has been greatly enhanced by RCK Corp., Open Text, OCTO and DCPS. The new CMS allows DCPS to edit and publish more efficiently and with less need for OCTO assistance.
"I hope by now that all of you have discovered the DC Public Schools' new Web site, dcps.dc.gov, which is the first phase of a new Web site that better serves our parents, teachers, the DC community and ultimately students," said Chancellor Michelle Rhee. "As with every other aspect of this reform, I expect that this Web site - and the way we use it to inform, communicate with and listen to our communities in order to support student achievement - will set a standard for other school districts."
"Open Text is proud to deliver our Vignette Web Content Management solutions to enable the District of Columbia Public Schools to create a comprehensive and innovative online experience for its constituents," said Scott Bowen, Senior Vice President at Open Text. "We applaud the DCPS for its vision and RCK Corp. for its expertise in executing on this vision."
President and CEO of RCK Corp., Roy Kime said, "The success of this project can be attributed to the innovation and responsiveness of DCPS, backed by the professionalism and execution of the RCK Corp. and Open Text team. The public school system is an important and valuable resource and we're glad to have worked with such an excellent administration."
About DC Public Schools
There are 120 schools and approximately 44,000 students in the D.C. public school district. Under Chancellor Rhee's leadership the school system serves as a model for transparency, accountability and excellence in public school education. Major initiatives include, but are not limited to, the Teaching and Learning Framework, the Effective Schools Framework, and Out-of-School Time Programs. For more information, visit www.dcps.dc.gov.
About RCK Corp.
Headquartered in Washington D.C., and with offices in Northern Virginia's technology corridor and New York's Capital Region, RCK Corp. specializes in providing technology services, legacy modernization processes, and world-class consultants to the public and private sectors. The RCK Corp. primary mission is to provide our clients with the best practical solutions, teams and support needed to meet strategic IT business process goals and objectives. In the face of a rapidly changing and continuously evolving business environment, one aspect of RCK Corp. remains steadfast - our unwavering commitment to on-time and on-budget delivery of high-quality and effective solutions, consulting services, and project management designed to meet the specific needs of our clients. Established in 1996, RCK Corp. is a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) in the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.rckcorp.com.
About Open Text
Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise content management, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting 50 million users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts(TM) to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, drive revenue and customer engagement, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.
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