Open Text Releases Next Generation Web Solutions



    
    Open Text Web Content Management Meets the Most Demanding Strategic
    Enterprise 2.0 Initiatives
    

    CHICAGO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX:
OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today unveiled a
major new release of its Web Solutions that give enterprises powerful new
capabilities to rapidly deploy intranets, extranets and Enterprise 2.0
solutions and meet the expanded demands of new digital strategies. The new
release delivers a complete set of Web 2.0 tools tightly integrated to give
customers far greater security and control over social media than possible
with a set of point solutions.
    In today's information-driven economy, organizations need to be able to
move swiftly to take advantage of opportunities and they need to see rapid
return on investment from Web applications. Open Text Web Solutions, with its
legendary RedDot technology, lets customers manage globally accessible public
Web sites in concert with internal Web initiatives from a single comprehensive
solution. It ensures a dynamic and engaging user experience by integrating,
managing and optimizing content. It furthermore provides seamless access to
information across a variety of existing applications and repositories,
including SAP, Microsoft SharePoint, as well as all Open Text content
repositories, databases, file systems, and Web 2.0 applications. Content can
be managed, translated and distributed across dozens of countries and sites
globally.
    "The need for a comprehensive, easy-to-use, fast-to-deploy Web solutions
platform is greater than ever as enterprises depend more and more on the Web
to drive marketing, customer and partner communications, and employee
collaboration," said Daniel Kraft, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy
at Open Text. "By proving the entire range of requirements in one Web
Solutions suite, we are giving enterprises what they need to take full
advantage of everything the Web has to offer, and do it with fewer resources
both at implementation and over the long term."

    Making Web 2.0 Safe

    While many Web 2.0 and social media tools such as blogs, wikis or RSS
have moved into the enterprise, most deployments have been smaller scale at
the departmental or workgroup level. There are several factors at work behind
this limited embrace, including newness of the technology, the need to work
with numerous different vendors, and risk of exposing confidential corporate
information inappropriately.
    Open Text Web Solutions provides the foundation for strategic,
larger-scale deployment of Web 2.0 solutions. It offers a fully integrated set
of capabilities, eliminating the need for point solutions while offering
complete Web 2.0 functionality.
    As employees experience social sites like Facebook or Wikipedia, they
expect a similar experience in the workplace. They want personal, relevant
information and open sharing with peers. However, many enterprises are
reluctant to make strategic moves to 2.0 technologies due to legal, privacy
and compliance concerns. In an industry first, the Open Text Web Solutions can
intelligently monitor content posted to internal and external wikis and blogs
and automatically notify moderators and site managers of content to adhere to
industry and company policies.
    "For many enterprises, Web 2.0 has remained locked in the experimental
phase as IT and line of business managers try to figure out how to use these
emerging tools effectively," said Larry Cannell, an analyst with Burton Group.
"As more integrated suites with greater safeguards arrive on the market, we
will start to see enterprises more willing to use Web 2.0 technologies."

    Open Text Web Solutions: Tools for Success

    Open Text Web Solutions, whether for the Web, intranets or extranets,
includes a set of services designed to ensure immediate, lasting success.
These core capabilities include:

    
    -   Experience Services - From custom portals to role-based applications,
        deliver content to any target, channel, device or audience with
        context and personalization at its heart
    -   Interactive Services - Building and managing massive Web sites can be
        a daunting task. Open Text Web Solutions leverage tools to create,
        manage, localize and design a Web experience with superior ease of
        use and to deploy safe Web 2.0 applications for social interaction
        with security rights and compliance.
    -   Optimization Services - Continuous improvement is vital to the
        success of Web initiatives. Customers can gain insights from
        analytics dashboards and search engine optimization to offer
        streamlined processes to publish content from anywhere to anywhere.
    -   Library Services - Basic content services for document collaboration
        let enterprises leverage existing libraries and repositories,
        including Microsoft SharePoint and SAP.
    

    The new release of Open Text's Web Solutions, based on the CMS and
LiveServer products, is available now with more solutions and additional
features scheduled for delivery later this year. For more information, go to
www.opentext.com/web-solutions.
    Open Text will host its Content World 2008 conference in Orlando,
Florida, November 18-20. The event will bring together leading ECM experts
from across the industry to network with peers, discuss the latest
developments and trends in ECM and Enterprise 2.0. Open Text is planning a
series of sessions on Web content management. For more information, go to
http://www.opentext.com/contentworld/2008/

    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.

    
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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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