Open Text's Content World Explores How to Maximize Value from Technology

    Noted Keynote Speaker, Customer Case Studies, Peer-to-Peer Interaction
    and Partner Conference Comprise Cornerstone of Annual User Conference,
    Oct. 25-30

WATERLOO, ON, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - In this current economic environment, companies are focusing on how to harness the power of enterprise technology to yield maximum benefits. Content World, Open Text Corporation's (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) annual user conference, will center on the concept of "Capitalizing on Your Content" with a distinguished keynote speaker, more than 125 sessions on ECM best practices, emerging trends and technical expertise and in-depth networking. The six-day conference, attended and sponsored by the world's leading brands, begins on Oct. 25 in Orlando, Fla.

To view more information on the event and its sessions and to register, visit This year's event sponsors include Accenture, Deloitte, Microsoft and SAP.

"Maximizing technology value is at the forefront of many organizations' strategic growth plans. Our customers are searching for successful ways to manage content in an efficient, cost-effective environment that accelerates content-related processes and productivity," said John Shackleton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Open Text. "At Content World, we provide our customers with educational tools and discussions that can address their business challenges, compliance goals and cost management objectives throughout the entire enterprise."

    Highlights of Content World 2009 will include:

    -   A keynote address from Dr. Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of
        Cultural Anthropology at the University of Kansas, who will discuss
        how new media and technology are changing how people interact. Called
        "The Explainer" by Wired Magazine, his videos and lectures have been
        viewed by millions while Dr. Wesch himself has played key roles in
        everything from international film festivals to global academic
        conferences. For more information on Dr. Wesch, and to view his
        thought-provoking video "The Machine is Us/ing Us," visit

    -   A mix of informative programming, including workshops and courses,
        industry peer-to-peer meetings, user group discussions,
        product/solution paths and industry breakouts focused on areas
        including financial services, energy and natural resources, legal,
        public sector and life sciences. More agenda information is located

    -   The 2009 GlobalStar Enterprise and ECM Champion Awards are announced
        each year during Content World and distinguish Open Text and its
        customers and partners as "The Content Experts." The GlobalStar
        Enterprise Awards recognize companies for their outstanding efforts
        in growing business value from ECM solution deployments, while the
        ECM Champion Awards are given to individuals who dedicate themselves
        to advancing ECM best practices within their own organizations or
        throughout the ECM industry. This year the GlobalStar Enterprise
        Award finalists are Central Vermont Public Service, Delhaize Group,
        Electronic Arts (EA), Husky Energy, Marathon Oil Corporation,
        Motorola, The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
        (NIAID), PTT Chemical Public Company Limited, South African
        Government: Western Cape Provincial Department of Transport and
        Public Works and TXU Energy.

    -   The annual Partner Day on Oct. 26 which offers Open Text partners in-
        depth sessions on ECM Suite core competencies, ecosystem
        competencies, complementary ECM solutions competence and best
        practices for support and services.

    For a complete list of sponsors, visit

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 50 million 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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Copyright (C) 2009 by Open Text Corporation. OPEN TEXT and CONTENT WORLD are trademarks or registered trademarks of Open Text Corporation in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property of Open Text Corporation or other respective owners.

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For further information: For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation,(847) 961-0662,; Melanie Brenneman, Open Text Corporation, (512) 741-4871,; Adam Lee, Open Text Corporation, EMEA, +44 (0) 1189 848000,; Leonie Cusack, Asia, Open Text, +61 (0) 2 9026 3400,

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