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June 27, 2011

Event Roundup June 27th - July 1st, 2011


Wednesday, June, 29th our webinar The Efficient Way to Really Reach Your Customers will focus on the goal of not just knowing your customers but connecting with them. Attendees will learn why personalizing information is ideal and how they can achieve this in a cost effective manner. OpenText StreamServe will be showcased for its accomplishment of assisting over 5,000 organizations worldwide in improving their customer-business relations. 

Our other Wednesday webinar will offer an overview of the newest OpenText ECM Suite Engagement product, OpenText Web and Social Analytics. This introduction will cover the "what", "how", "where", and "why" of the new addition.

Thursday's webinar, OpenText WebReports: Next Generation in Action, will look at what has become possible with the next generation WebReports processing engine. Updated functionality will be reviewed and demonstrations on how to solve technical problems will be provided. See why WebReports is a top selling module for OpenText Content Server!

June 26, 2011

Weekly Recap: June 20th - June 24th, 2011

On Monday, OpenText announced the next major release of OpenText Social Workplace, a fully integrated social collaboration environment designed to help purpose-driven teams assemble, stay connected, and achieve breakthrough results. OpenText Social Workplace is a new kind of people-centric enterprise application that works through either SaaS or on-premise deployment. It helps cross-functional teams form quickly and collaborate effectively with minimal training or technical support. The latest release has a number of new features including optional integration with OpenText ECM Suite 2010 for comprehensive records management and governance, chat, and important additions to the wiki editor, among other enhancements. 

The announcement was made at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston. During a keynote presentation, Tyler Knowlton, of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade for Canada (DFAIT), showcased how Social Workplace is helping the G-20 improve collaboration among delegates from member countries around the world.

Also at the conference, OpenText announced the Prize for Purpose-Driven Business, a contest to recognize organizations that are effectively dedicated to a purpose. See Deb Lavoy discuss the Purpose-Driven Speaker Series and the prize in this video recorded from Enterprise 2.0. Please register for the first speaking event in this series with Author Simon Sinek, which occurs in New York on July 11th. For updates on this speaker series, please join the mailing list and follow the speaker series on Facebook.

Be sure to listen to James Latham's latest podcast, which provides an overview of what it means for an organization to be purpose-driven and how social media technologies can help teams to be more effective as a result.

On Innovate this week, Jeremy Barnes brings back Laurie Powers, from our Learning Services team, for a second guest post on the Content World blog. Here, she discusses the value of attending the training program at Content World 2011. Earlier in the week, guest blogger Todd Partridge, GM of eDOCS and Legal Solutions at OpenText, offered eDOCS customers a preview of what they can expect to see at Content World 2011.

On Conversations, Deb Lavoy shares notes from her keynote with Tyler Knowlton of the Canadian DFAIT; the Fax Solutions team questions whether public sector fax processes are secure, and describes how to use OCR from RightFax; and Joyce Hostyn discusses how important listening is to collaboration.

Want to hear about how OpenText's solutions are benefiting companies worldwide? Listen to this audio case study in which Randall Peterson, Vice President of Information Technology, discusses how Open Text ECM Suite for SAP Solutions enhances key business processes at World Kitchen. Also, hear how Hyatt Hotels deployed OpenText to keep up the customer service that it is known for.

June 20, 2011

Event Roundup: June 20th - June 24th, 2011


From Monday, June 20th, through Thursday, June 23rd, attend the Enterprise 2.0 Conference  in Boston. Leaders in the industry will share their expertise on the future of social business and delve into the "why" and "how" of introducing Enterprise 2.0 to your organization. Andrew McAfee's June 21st keynote will provide a look at the evolution of Enterprise 2.0 and the two biggest threats facing it. Panelists will also enter into thought provoking discussions on related topics. OpenText's James Latham will sit on a panel looking at The Vendor Landscape for HR Technology and OpenText's Deb Lavoy will join with Tyler Knowlton to explore the growth and future of Enterprise 2.0, as well as to describe the social media solutions used for the G2 Conferences. OpenText will be situated at Booth 515, where attendees can view demos and collect information on our new social media offerings, including OTSW 2.0

Wednesday, June 22 marks the beginning of the Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit  in San Diego. This two day event offers Information Technology insight for senior business and IT professionals through various workshops, case studies, keynote speakers, and networking. Leaders at the Gartner EA Summit will share the many EA techniques that can be utilized to implement organizational change and increase your success. Representatives from Metastorm will be located at Booth 1.

Also taking place on Wednesday, June 22nd is the Digital Continuity and Enterprise Information Management in Government session. This UK half day event will be lead by OpenText, and The National Archives. Central Government Account Executive, Stephen Walsh, and Director of Value Engineering EMEA, Adrian Butcher, will represent OpenText and share its vision for "smarter, cheaper, greener" IT across Government.

Metastorm's Social BPM webinar gets underway Thursday, June 23. Participants will see how being social can stimulate productivity. This webinar will also cover how to leverage current employees and direct tasks suited to specific workers for more effective and efficient completion. Attendees will also increase their knowledge and improve their skills when it comes to employing "integrated, context-aware communications" to achieve faster results, make better decisions, and overcome challenges.


Make sure to register for Tuesday's webinar, when OpenText employees from the User Experience, Design, and Product Management teams will field questions regarding concepts and functionality, as well as share plans for the future. You may even get a sneak peek at current prototypes! 

Wednesday's webinar will demonstrate how common challenges faced by global organizations, such as low bandwith, network latency, and intermittently connected branch offices can be solved through constructing a distributed OpenText Content Server environment.


June 19, 2011

Weekly Recap: June 13th - June 17th, 2011

On Monday, OpenText announced the release of a new version of OpenText Integration Center featuring an enhanced, native connector to OpenText ECM Suite 2010. This new version enables customers to better leverage their structured and unstructured content to reduce costs and improve efficiency. OpenText Integration Center unifies access to multiple sources of disparate information from OpenText ECM Suite for applications such as business systems integration, legacy decommissioning, in-place content management and content migration.

"The current economic conditions are forcing organizations to reduce the number of information sources by bringing structured and unstructured content together under the roof of a single business process and repository," said Eugene Cherny, General Manager for OpenText's Connectivity Solutions. "By combining these worlds in the OpenText ECM Suite, we give customers a powerful solution that helps them reduce costs during a tough economy, while enabling them to do more with their information."

The new release of OpenText Integration Center is available now. See here for more information.

Heading to the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston next week? Listen to this podcast from OpenText CMO James Latham, who provides a preview of the panel topics that are planned for this conference. If you plan on tweeting from the show or just want to follow what's happening live from the show, please include both the #OpenText and #e2conf hash tags when using Twitter.

While attending New York Content Day in Times Square last month, OpenText Chief Strategy Officer Tom Jenkins prepared an exciting video that summarizes the top three trends in content management today. He discusses these content trends in greater detail in this article, which appears on the web site of the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. Be sure to also check out Tom's Content Shift blog this week, where he discusses how to prevent wiki leaks on an enterprise level.

On the Innovate this week, Alison Clarke asks about the effectiveness of your contract management strategy; Lubor Ptacek points out why we can't rely on software alone to be social; John Price dissects the notion that collaboration trumps workflow; and Jeremy Reed has guest blogger Jennifer Bustos share exciting news about Content World 2011 sponsorship opportunities.

On OpenText's Conversations blog, the Fax Solutions Team outlines how to make a fax confidential, how to make custom cover sheets, and discusses the integration of RightFax and SAP solutions. Also on the blog, Kim Edwards discusses why the rewards outweigh the risks when getting involved in promoting your company socially.

As a reminder, check out the list of great speakers lined up for the Purpose-Driven Speaker Series, which kicks off in New York with Simon Sinek on July 11th. For updates on this speaker series, please join the mailing list and follow the speaker series on Facebook.

For our case studies this week, read OpenText's solutions have helped the University of Kansas get organized and save money; and how our solutions helped Southwark Council go digital and become more sustainable!

June 13, 2011

Event Roundup: June 13th - June 17th, 2011


  1. From now through Thursday, learn what it takes to the get to the next level at the Elite User Conference. With an interactive approach, this event offers over one hundred informative sessions. Attend Scholar Day and get hands on training for 3E and Enterprise. For more details, click here.
  2. Join OpenText at the AIIM Roadshow taking place through Thursday! Take part in focus groups, compare solutions and technologies, evaluate the different versions of Microsoft SharePoint 2011, get the latest in ECM innovation, and learn how to effectively manage your information and documents. For more information, click here.


  1. Tuesday's webinar will focus on the newly faceted browsing functionality of OpenText Content Server 10 and how to maximize facets and columns. For more information and to register, click here
  2. Thursday's webinar will cover how to create solid design principles and how they can be used as a guide for decision making and a foundation for smooth implementation. For more details, click here.

Weekly Recap: June 6th - June 10th, 2011

Last week, we announced the Purpose-Driven Speaker Series, which begins in July and lasts throughout the year. This speaker series will feature bestselling authors and thought leaders in digital technology, including Simon Sinek and MIT's Andrew McAfee, who will focus on how companies can become truly social and collaborative organizations. The series is inspired by the premise that people can reach higher and achieve more when they have a shared understanding and a common purpose. Please consider registering for the first session to be held in New York on July 11th. For updates on this speaker series, please join the mailing list and follow the speaker series on Facebook.

On Tuesday, June 7th, OpenText announced that it has joined forces with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) to launch a new and exciting service for the public sector around the world called Public Service without Borders (PSWB). The secure, cloud-enabled collaboration and social media site, based on OpenText's Social Workplace software, will connect all levels of public service employees to one another in order to network, share ideas, impart valuable lessons learned in such areas as governance, healthcare, technology and the environment, and engage.

OpenText RightFax 10 was released on Wednesday, including enhanced security for sending and receiving faxes from cloud-based office systems including Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps. RightFax 10 marks the kick-off of the 25th anniversary year for RightFax and represents a significant milestone in the product's history.

In addition to enhanced support for cloud-based office systems, the new release makes it easier, faster and more secure for customers to integrate faxing into their business processes and workflows with new features such as barcode routing, searchable PDF delivery and enhanced Microsoft Outlook 2010 and Lotus Notes 8.5 integration. It also adds optional accessibility support that meets mandates under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Fax industry analysts at Davidson Consulting have also recently named OpenText the leading overall fax server supplier and the leading supplier in the fast-growing fax over IP (FoIP) market! In the firm's report, called Fax over IP Server Markets: 2010-2015, OpenText achieved the leading position in the FoIP segment by virtue of its 46-percent revenue growth in the past year and captured 31 percent of the market. Congratulations!

While in China recently, Chief Strategy Officer Tom Jenkins met with Computerworld Editor, Dabin Zo, to discuss the challenges that Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is facing. Read what they talked about in Tom's latest post on OpenText's Innovate blog. Also on Innovate, Alison Clarke questions whether BPM or ECM projects takes precedence; Tracy Caughell discusses the pros and cons of MoReq2010 - the modular requirements for records systems;

On the Conversations blog, we have four new posts this week: OpenText CMO James Latham discusses five key ways to capitalize on big data; Jennifer McCredie talks about how to bring together a social web experience; Martin Sumner-Smith outlines the value of social media to an enterprise; and Tom Walker provides a recap of conversations overheard at SAP's SAPPHIRE Conference in Orlando.

We've got three new customer testimonials for your review this week. First, read how the Illinois Association of School Administrators created a professional community for Superintendents using OpenText Social Workplace. In this case study, learn how OpenText's Web Site Management solutions enable the City of Surrey to deliver a targeted experience to its visitors on the Web and mobile devices. Finally, check out how the Central Arizona Project uses OpenText ECM Suite to manage a river of information!

June 6, 2011

Event Roundup: June 6th - June 10th, 2011


  1. The Henry Stewart DAM NY 2011 Conference will take place Wednesday, June 8th through Thursday, June 9th. This event will focus on the growing importance of Digital Asset Management and how it can directly affect your organization's bottom line. Participants will be able to take part in multiple technology track sessions and gain insight from the user's perspective. For more information click here.
  2. Wednesday, June 8th marks the beginning of the London, UK Enterprise Architecture Conference and Business Process Management Conference. This conference designed by practitioners for practitioners boasts a packed agenda with seminars and keynotes focusing on theory as well as practical implementation. For more information click here.
  3. France welcomes Content Day on Wednesday, June 8th! For a day full of networking and information sharing, register here (details in French).
  4. On Friday June 10th, the Digging Into Data Challenge Conference will get underway in Washington. DC. International teams will compete for a research grant by developing new computationally-based research methods that will address how "big data" impacts the research landscape. OpenText's Chief Strategy Officer, Tom Jenkins, will be attending the event as a keynote speaker. For more details click here.


  1. Tomorrow, join Geoff Anderson, Senior Product Manager, for a webinar walk-through on RightFax 10 and its new features. To register click here.

Weekly Recap: May 27th - June 3rd, 2011

As you may know, growing OpenText's Engagement business is a key strategic objective. Engagement, one of the three core elements of our ECM Suite, includes Web Content Management, Portal, Social Media, Digital Asset Management, and Mobile Applications.

To enhance the Engagement web presence and inbound strategy, a new Engagement web site, Customer Experience Management, has just been launched. The new site offers a compelling web experience that helps customers understand what OpenText can do for their business; demonstrates OpenText as a leader in this space; and demonstrates market and technology leadership through our customer videos and stories.

Also launched this week is OpenText's Social Workplace (OTSW) site, which creates a fast and effortless environment for team collaboration. It helps teams to focus, work efficiently, and connect with relevant resources and expertise throughout the organization. Please check it out!

In addition to these new web sites, be sure to read all the new content that has recently been added to the new Engage U. blog, which also focuses on the Engagement element of OpenText's ECM Suite. This week, Marci Maddox discusses the social/collaborative evolution of the work era...and in another post, asks how you measure your online marketing success. Maureen Gallagher blogs on creating customer commitment and John Price provides his perspective from a 30,000 foot view.

In his latest Content Shift blog, OpenText Chief Strategy Officer Tom Jenkins continues his conversation from last week on the key features of secure and mobile social networking used at the G-20 Summits in Toronto and Korea, while Liz Kofsky weighs the value of Records and Information Management (RIM) in her latest post on the INFORMation Governance blog.

On Business Velocity, a new blog which focuses on the Transaction component of our ECM Suite, Lance Shaw explains how cooking and content management go together; Alex Martinez discusses what is stopping us from being a paperless world; and Jens Hubel provides a recap of the CMIS face-to-face meeting and PlugFest in Redmond.

Four new posts were fed into the OpenText Conversations blog this week: Dmitry Nekrasovski discusses whether Agile and basic UX research fit together; Joyce Hostyn explains why emotional due diligence is vital to successful change; Deb Lavoy discusses successful collaboration; and the Fax Solutions group outlines how a customer in India is speeding up authorization through its use of RightFax.

Speaking of customers, we've got two more customer success stories lined up for your review this week! Check out how Sprint Nextel was able to reclaim over 500GB of storage space by implementing a records management solution from OpenText! Finally, read how TXU Energy replaced approximately 32 disparate systems and improved their customer service by deploying an integrated ECM solution from OpenText and SAP.

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