Open Text Bridges the Gap Between Editorial and User-Generated Content with RedDot Web 2.0 Modules



    New RedDot Web 2.0 Modules Allow For Integrated Use of Blogs, Forums, and
    Wikis Within the Content Management Solution

    CHICAGO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Until now, organizations looked to bolt-on
periphery third party solutions to enhance their Web presence with Web 2.0
functionality such as forums, blogs, comments, and ratings. Open Text(TM)
Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC) today announced new offerings providing
Web 2.0 capabilities integrated into the company's RedDot Web Content
Management suite. RedDot now makes the integration of interactive applications
and Web 2.0 functions possible in all Web-enabled media with new modules for
Web 2.0.
    "The survival of STA Travel depends on having a successful online
presence - it keeps us relevant. Our Web initiatives are required to meet
business objectives such as revenue generation, improved online sales
conversion rates and increased referral income," comments Peter Liney, Chief
Executive Officer of STA Travel. "We see Web 2.0 applications as a critical
component to the growth of our site. By providing innovative new features,
such as access to our user-generated travel logs and personal recommendations,
we can greatly increase the appeal of our sites. With RedDot, the
user-generated information is captured and leveraged in the same manner as our
editorial content. The information is then shared with visitors through search
and other unique experiences."

    Web 2.0 is Native to the Content Management System

    RedDot allows organizations to expand their Web initiatives to include
blogs, forums, wikis, comment fields, and ratings as easily as selecting files
or images and incorporating these applications into the Web site. Editors can
easily initiate discussions in an intranet setting, or write an editorial
entry, attach documents, and expand it with a forum or blog. Specific user
groups can be easily granted "read" and "write" authorization. Best of all,
the components can be easily reused for multiple Web projects.

    Combining Editorial and User-Generated Content

    Using RedDot to deliver Web 2.0 applications offers organizations the
unique ability to keep all relevant content in a single repository thereby
extending the overall business knowledge. Both user-generated content and
editorial content become part of the organization's managed information
assets, thereby contributing to growth. All content, whether editorial or
user-generated, can be accessed through centralized search, enhancing the
visitor's experience well beyond the traditional Web paradigm.

    Security and Personalization for Web 2.0 Content

    Today, organizations are demanding a persona-driven Web access tailored
to respective information requirements, using portals and single sign-on.
Personalization concepts now also access user-generated content through the
integration of Web 2.0 functions in RedDot. Using metadata such as language,
regions, hierarchies, occupational groups, departments, and interests,
knowledge can be assigned and accessed accordingly.
    As a leader in Web Content Management, Open Text extends its RedDot
solution with Web 2.0 components providing companies with the opportunity to
exceed their goals for an innovative, interactive and compelling Web
experience, bringing social networks capabilities to the forefront.
    "Web 2.0 and social computing have reached the enterprise, moving beyond
being a technological trend to becoming an essential component of successful
Web strategies for leading organizations," said Daniel Kraft, President of
RedDot, the Open Text Web Solutions Group. "Organizations are increasingly
demanding seamless integration of Web 2.0 capabilities in our Web solutions
offering as a key to their success. With the new Web 2.0 capabilities from
RedDot, our customers can now achieve a closer relationship with their
internal and external target audiences, while preserving the valuable
information generated by end-users who contribute and collaborate."

    About RedDot, The Open Text Web Solutions Group

    Open Text Corporation is the largest independent provider of Enterprise
Content Management software and solutions. For more information about Open
Text, please visit: http://www.opentext.com/.

    RedDot, The Open Text Web Solutions Group with more than a decade of
experience in Web Content Management (WCM), provides Web-Centric ECM solutions
to create, manage and deliver the content that drives business. RedDot content
management and delivery solutions are recognized throughout the industry for
their legendary ease of use and feature leading multilingual support;
enterprise Web 2.0 capabilities; content integration; and contextualized
delivery. From midmarket to enterprise, more than 2600 clients around the
world rely on RedDot to create, manage and deliver personalized Web
experiences for their Intranets, Extranets and Web sites. For more information
about RedDot, The Open Text Web Solutions Group, please visit:
http://www.reddot.com/.

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For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 ext.4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Brian Edwards, McKenzie Worldwide,
(503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com; Michele Stevenson, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111 ext. 2594, mstevens@opentext.com


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