Open Text Conference Defines How the Content Management Revolution is Driving Business Value



    LiveLinkUp 2007 Conference to Define the Next Generation of ECM, its
    Central Role in Business Information Strategies

    Event's Major Sponsors : Accenture, Microsoft, SAP and Sun Microsystems

    CHICAGO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - The future of enterprise content management
(ECM) software and its growing importance in the information strategies of the
world's largest organizations will be central themes of Open Text's(TM)
(NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC) LiveLinkUp 2007 Conference, one of the industry's
most important events focused exclusively on ECM technology. The event will be
held October 22-26 in Orlando, Florida.
    The event will address the challenges and opportunities for customers as
ECM undergoes a revolution that is redefining the way it will deliver value
for organizations in the years to come. Analyst reports predict strong growth
in ECM at almost 13 percent, and CIOs now view ECM as key to their overall
information strategies. Meanwhile, major trends such as industry consolidation
and the increasing maturity of solutions present new options for customers.
Key to this are the strategies companies need to develop for a more
comprehensive, enterprise-wide approach to managing the exploding volume of
business information, and how these strategies can add value in organizations
by improving business processes and productivity.
    Keynote speakers for the event will include Accenture's Royce Bell and
Open Text's Tom Jenkins, both leading experts on information and content
management. Mr. Bell, Chief Executive Officer of Accenture Information
Management Services, has more than 23 years experience in management
consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Mr. Bell brings tremendous
vision and business know-how gained through his work with major
multinationals, and major government institutions. Mr. Jenkins, Open Text's
Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, has played a key role in the
development of key component technologies that make up ECM, including one of
the first internet search engines used by Netscape(R), Yahoo!(R) and IBM(R);
and the first Internet-based systems for document management, workflow,
portals and online meetings. Mr. Jenkins has also co-authored three books on
ECM (http://www.opentext.com/corporate/ecm-book.html). The executive
presentations will form the basis of a forthcoming joint white paper by
Open Text and Accenture to be released after the conference.

    LiveLinkUp 2007

    With the theme Architecting Value, LiveLinkUp 2007 will bring together
industry experts and executives from some of the world's largest organizations
deploying the latest ECM solutions to share their expertise and best
practices. The event will explore how ECM adds value by providing critical
support to the key processes that drive organizations, improving the flow of
information and providing the structure to manage content efficiently to
improve operations, reduce costs and meet compliance mandates.
    LiveLinkUp 2007 will feature 125 educational sessions -- technical
breakouts, customer case studies, best practice sessions; industry-focused
sessions for financial services, government, energy and life sciences; and
conference-within-a-conference programs for customers using specific Open Text
products.
    More than 30 partners will exhibit at LiveLinkUp, including the event's
major sponsors -- Accenture, Microsoft, SAP and Sun Microsystems. Open Text
will also hold a Partner Day, where partners will have a chance to meet with
Open Text executives and network with peers. Open Text will also present its
annual Partner Awards.
    "LiveLinkUp 2007 will offer customers a powerful vision of where ECM is
going and how it can bring value to their organizations," said John
Shackleton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Open Text. "As the
largest company in the world focused exclusively on ECM, we are in a unique
position to drive thought leadership in the market and advance ECM best
practices that will ultimately support the needs of our customers. That's the
real goal of LiveLinkUp 2007 and the value of the event for attendees."

    2007 GlobalStar Enterprise Awards Finalists

    Open Text will also recognize its 2007 GlobalStar Enterprise Award
nominees and announce a single winner. Finalists were chosen for having
comprehensive solutions with visible value to their organizations. This year's
finalists are 46th Test Wing, U.S. Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base;
bioMérieux; Central Arizona Project; Developers Diversified Realty; the
European Court of Human Rights; Genzyme; Salford City Council; Solihull
Metropolitan Borough Council; T-Systems; Transamerica Reinsurance; and Tronox.

    For more information on LiveLinkUp 2007, go to:
http://livelinkup.opentext.com/orlando/2007/

    About Open Text

    Open Text(TM) is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise
Content Management software. The company's solutions manage information for
all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in the world's
largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms. Open
Text supports approximately 46,000 customers and millions of users in 114
countries and 12 languages. For more information about Open Text, visit
www.opentext.com.

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    Copyright (C) 2007 by Open Text Corporation. LIVELINK ECM and OPEN TEXT
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For further information:

For further information: Rich Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330, x4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Michele Stevenson, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2594, mstevens@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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