Open Text Enhances Web 2.0 Solutions, Offers New Social Computing Tools



    New Solutions Let Customers Deploy Powerful Social Computing Capabilities
    on the Web and Across the Enterprise, While Addressing Compliance and
    Legal Requirements

    ENTERPRISE 2.0 CONFERENCE, BOSTON, June 11 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM)
Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Content
Management (ECM), today announced enhancements to its portfolio of Enterprise
2.0 solutions, including a powerful offering that lets customers manage
compliance rules for social computing capabilities, such as blogs, wikis and
forums on websites, and a set of collaboration tools for more dynamic employee
interaction within the enterprise. The solutions further Open Text's
Enterprise 2.0 strategy unveiled in March.
    Open Text is creating Enterprise 2.0 solutions that let customers offer
an innovative, interactive and compelling experience on the Web and in their
existing content ecosystems, including content originating in SAP, Oracle or
Microsoft Office. The solutions are aimed at combining content governance with
content productivity considerations so that customers can adopt a more
comprehensive Enterprise 2.0 strategy. Enhancements and new capabilities
include:

    
    -   Fully Integrated Social Networking: Deeper levels of meta-data
        handling to enrich the user experience. This includes richer handling
        for dynamic content, with particular emphasis on deeper descriptive
        data for people and processes as well. It also includes blending the
        best of both top-down taxonomies with bottom-up tags.

    -   Leverage Core Content in a 2.0 World: The ability to leverage all
        content sources in an organization for social networking. Core
        content of an organization in virtually any repository, such as SAP,
        Microsoft SharePoint, and Open Text's Livelink ECM or eDocs, can now
        be delivered and personalized in the context of social networks.

    -   Security and Personalization for 2.0 Content: Persona-driven Web
        access tailored to respective information requirements. Thanks to a
        fully integrated 2.0 concept, personalization can be applied to user-
        generated content. This allows the usage of social networking
        capabilities in the context of the business -- customer care, sales
        or services -- incorporating metadata such as language, regions,
        hierarchies, occupational groups, departments and interests, so that
        knowledge can be assigned and accessed accordingly.

    -   Compliance and Validation Services: Expanded Web compliance
        capabilities, which let customers apply regulatory or legal rules to
        user-generated content in social computing applications. No longer is
        Web compliance only relegated to the accessibility validation of a
        Web page. Integrated compliance capabilities should work with the
        company's blogs, wikis and other Web 2.0 modules to give customers
        the option to apply an automatic regulatory and legal check point
        before content goes live on the Web. The solution lets customers set
        rules that address industry-specific or corporate policies, as well
        as discovery, copyright and data protection issues.

    -   Extended Collaboration to be Released Later this Month. Open Text's
        Extended Collaboration solution, set for release later this month,
        provides a powerful work environment where employees can easily
        circulate ideas, experiences and knowledge in real-time. The solution
        combines a robust knowledge repository with project workspaces,
        polls, news channels, tasks and milestones. A set of community
        applications brings specialized, enterprise-ready tools, including
        real-time collaboration or newsletter views, FAQs, and event
        calendars to promote shared expertise and best practices. Community
        content can also be managed according to compliance, records
        retention and legal rules since the solution is integrated with Open
        Text's powerful records management and archiving capabilities. Open
        Text has already seen strong interest in the solution from Livelink
        ECM customers since first unveiling the solution back in March.
    

    "For organizations, regulatory and legal concerns are still the biggest
barriers to wider Enterprise 2.0 adoption," said Daniel Kraft, President of
the Open Text Web Solutions Group. "To help companies get beyond the fear, we
have to provide the tools that address the business realities of compliance,
yet still provide dynamic, Enterprise 2.0 capabilities. The integration of
real time compliance management offers the support for risk mitigation with
our full suite of Enterprise 2.0 applications, something companies can't find
from other vendors."

    Open Text -- Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Boston

    Open Text is a Diamond Sponsor for the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in
Boston this week, a premier industry event for Enterprise 2.0 being held at
the Westin Boston Waterfront.
    Open Text is demonstrating its Enterprise 2.0 solutions ranging from web
2.0 to social networking and collaboration to rich media at the conference in
booth No.507. For more information on the event, go to
http://www.enterprise2conf.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
46,000 customers and millions of 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,
automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve
competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com or
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; Stephanie Dodge, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111 x2429, sdodge@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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