• OpenText and SAP—Structuring the Unstructured for Competitive Advantage

    Mark Barrenechea

    Last week I had the privilege of delivering a keynote at SAP’s annual Sapphire Now conference. 

    For more than two decades now, SAP and OpenText have teamed up to help our customers maximize the potential of their information. Our partnership is symbiotic and forward-looking. As the world around us shifts to digital, the combined value we deliver grows exponentially.

    In our 2020 Agenda we outline how managing information effectively is a requirement for digital transformation. The ability to stru...

  • Discovery Suite Release—Unlocking Value in Unstructured Information

    Mark Barrenechea

    Unstructured information is the most valuable untapped resource in the enterprise today based on its potential to reveal hidden insights, impact decisions, and unveil new opportunities. And while some executives believe they are not maximizing the value of their unstructured information, others consider it to be more of a liability than an asset due to the cost and risk associated with unmanaged content. Consider the following examples.

    • A U.S. federal government agency had 19 organizational s...
  • Investing Today for Tomorrow's Growth

    Mark Barrenechea

    As the CEO of OpenText, I am often asked the secret of our success. How did a small spin-off company from the University of Waterloo become Canada’s largest software company and a global leader in enterprise software solutions? While there are many reasons for our success, our ability to innovate has been a central factor.

    In my experience, there are three key ingredients required to create an environment that fosters and supports innovation. The first ingredient is access to talent. In Waterloo...

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