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  • Introducing Digital-First Fridays

    Mark Barrenechea

    Today, I’m happy to kick-off our “Digital-First Fridays,” a new blog series that describes a Digital-First World, provides strategies for transformation, and shares best practices using real-life examples. The series is based on our recent book, Digital: Disrupt or Die, authored by myself and OpenText Chairman, Tom Jenkins.

    In every sector, digital technologies are changing the rules of business. Startups and web-based companies are using digital business models to disintermediate the establishe...

  • Empowering Government with a Digital Agenda

    Mark Barrenechea

    Like private businesses, governments are driven by information. Consider the amount of information associated with a single citizen: a birth certificate, passport, driver’s license, student loans, social security, health-related services, etc. Now multiply that across an entire population. If information is the new currency, then many government organizations are rich—so rich, in fact, that some don’t know what to do with this wealth (of information). 

    The rate at which governments can effectiv...

  • OpenText Partners to Establish the Open Data Exchange (ODX)

    Mark Barrenechea

    This week, OpenText was honored to host the announcement of the Harper Government’s support for the Open Data Exchange (ODX) at our Waterloo office. Minister Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board of Canada and long-time proponent of open government and open data movements in Canada, officially introduced the initiative by announcing up to $3 million in funding for Communitech Corporation to establish the Open Data Exchange (ODX) here in Waterloo.

    Both open government and open data mov...

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