Open Text Introduces Solution to Accelerate Social Computing and Collaboration in Organizations

    New Livelink ECM - Extended Collaboration Connects People, Processes and
    Content in Real-Time

    AIIM Conf. & Expo 2008, BOSTON and CeBIT 2008, HANNOVER, March 3 /CNW/ -
Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in
enterprise content management (ECM), today announced a major new collaboration
offering that will help organizations extend the power of Web 2.0 to the
promise of Enterprise 2.0: Livelink ECM - Extended Collaboration, which will
give customers a powerful set of communities, social computing and real-time
collaboration tools in Livelink ECM.
    The new offering is one of several product initiatives the company will
be introducing as part of a broad new Enterprise 2.0 strategy
( unveiled today to help
customers transform their organizations with powerful social computing tools.
Open Text is taking its collaboration and Web solutions offerings to a new
level, providing 2.0 capabilities, including wikis, forums, blogs, tagging,
moderation, communities and real-time collaboration within an organization's
broader ECM strategy. Livelink ECM - Extended Collaboration is complemented by
Open Text's strong Web Solutions offerings that are well integrated with the
Livelink ECM platform, and other popular content repositories.
    "Large organizations today are operating in highly competitive global
markets, managing a decentralized workforce and legions of remote workers. The
need for transparency, collaboration and knowledge sharing are more important
than ever," said Cheryl McKinnon, Director, Collaborative Content Management
at Open Text. "Livelink ECM - Extended Collaboration gives organizations a
roadmap to Enterprise 2.0 within a broader ECM strategy, while providing
dynamic new ways to improve employee collaboration and productivity, and
increase customer loyalty."
    Livelink ECM - Extended Collaboration connects people, processes and
content across an organization, creating a 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, such as forums, blogs, wikis, and
real-time collaboration; along with newsletter views, FAQs, and event
calendars to promote shared expertise and best practices.
    These collaborative and community-oriented tools co-exist with content in
an intuitive environment that encourages people to work together, while
capturing critical project information in an underlying ECM framework.
Security, access control, and retention policies are strictly enforced using
the native security mechanisms already in place, without adding another
administrative layer. Empowered workers can quickly and securely form
cross-functional project teams, capture shared knowledge, manage processes and
meet project deadlines even across geographic and departmental boundaries.

    -   Sharing Expertise and Promoting Best Practices within Communities:
        Organizations can effectively interconnect their islands of knowledge
        and expertise, enabling employees with similar goals and challenges
        to connect with one another. They can create a support network to
        share news ideas and opportunities, establish standards and best
        practices, and work more effectively with customers and partners.
        Livelink ECM - Extended Collaboration also offers the ability to
        place content from the communities environment under secure records
        management controls.

    -   Enhancing Organizational Agility with Project Management: Dedicated
        project workspaces can create a sense of focus for team members.
        Coordinators can form project teams on the fly - adding team members
        and assigning multiple roles and tasks within a Web-based interface.
        All relevant project information - including plans, documents, task
        lists, and URLs - is consolidated and stored in the project space for
        easy access. Communication among project members can be captured
        within threaded discussions and integrated with popular email systems
        for desktop delivery.

    -   Access to People and Information in Real-Time: Real-time capabilities
        provide the ability to collaborate in an ad-hoc, spontaneous fashion
        within the secure walls of an organization. Support for team
        meetings, instant messaging, screen and application sharing, as well
        as shared collaborative workspaces will improve teamwork and enhance

    Availability: Livelink ECM - Extended Collaboration will be released in
May 2008. For more information, go to:
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    AIIM Conference & Expo 2008, CeBIT 2008 Conference

    Open Text is announcing its Enterprise 2.0 news in conjunction with the
AIIM Conference this week in Boston, where Open Text is exhibiting in booth
No. 3221, and at the CeBIT 2008 Conference in Hannover, Germany, where
Open Text is exhibiting in booth No. D09, Hall 3.

    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

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For further information:

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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