Hummingbird(R), The Open Text Connectivity Solutions Group, Pushes Limits of UNIX Applications With Exceed Freedom(TM) 2008

    New Application Delivers Real-time Collaboration, Mobility and

    CHICAGO, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global
leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today introduced Exceed
Freedom(TM) 2008, the newest member of the Exceed(R) product family from
Hummingbird, the Open Text Connectivity Solutions Group. Exceed Freedom is an
add-on to Exceed 2008, utilized by millions of users in Global 2000
organizations to access their mission-critical UNIX applications.
    A first in the UNIX Connectivity market, the innovative design of Exceed
Freedom 2008 empowers users to collaborate on projects in real-time. With new
UNIX desktop sharing capabilities, Exceed users can now easily and securely
share their UNIX desktop environments and applications with others over any
geographical distance, Exceed Freedom helps organizations improve
communication efficiency, reduce unproductive wait time, and accelerate
business development and processes.
    Exceed Freedom lets mobile workers suspend and resume their UNIX
application environments, so that users can easily gain access to the same
UNIX desktop and applications from any location. Exceed Freedom preserves
users' work in progress and keeps valuable data alive in the event of a sudden
loss of power or network connection, significantly reducing down time and
productivity loss.
    With this technology, organizations can leverage the unrealized value of
their existing network infrastructure by allowing IT departments to
consolidate over-distributed and under-utilized UNIX servers to centralized
application centers. With high performance over any connection and seamless
integration with any security framework, Exceed Freedom facilitates UNIX
resource consolidation without diminishing users' ability to access business
information, regardless of location.
    "As the leader in the market for UNIX access solutions with products
reaching over 90 percent of the Global 2000 companies, our mission is to
provide software solutions that help increase their competitiveness regardless
of which market they are in," said Eugene Cherny, General Manager,
Hummingbird, the Open Text Connectivity Solutions Group. "Adding to 20 years
of innovation with our Exceed product family, we are extremely proud of the
release of Exceed Freedom, designed to address real-time collaboration,
mobility and resource streamlining, with the traditional quality and integrity
that our customers have come to expect. Today's announcement illustrates our
ongoing commitment to deliver innovative enterprise-focused solutions to our
    Availability: Exceed Freedom 2008 will be available in March, 2008. For
more information, please visit:

    About Hummingbird, The Open Text Connectivity Solutions Group

    Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise
content management, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of
their business content. For more information about Open Text, please visit:
    Hummingbird(R), The Open Text Connectivity Solutions Group provides
solutions that connect people, data and applications in mission-critical
environments through its complete line of remote application access and data
integration solutions. With 90% of Global 2000 companies relying on its
award-winning solutions for over 20 years, Hummingbird understands the
financial and operational challenges that most organizations face, whether it
is multiple systems, disparate data sources or geographically dispersed teams.
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For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 ext.4266,; Stephanie Dodge, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111, x2429,; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583,

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