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Open Text Customer Wins SCOAP Award For Exceptional Knowledge Management

CARE Canada also receives Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate Award for using Open Text's Livelink to improve lives

Waterloo, ON – 1999-5-11 – Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX; TSE:OTC), today announced that CARE Canada's information technology division, i2K, has won a SCOAP Award of Excellence in the category of Knowledge Innovation Management for its use of Open Text's Web-based knowledge management solution, Livelink. CARE Canada's i2K group also recently received a Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate Award in intranet and extranet innovation for improving lives and conditions in developing regions and war-torn societies.

The SCOAP Awards of Excellence are presented annually to organizations in Canada's National Capital Region to recognize leadership, innovation and overall excellence. The SCOAP Awards are provided as a means of identifying the "best" from which other organizations throughout Canada can model themselves. The Computerworld Smithsonian Awards recognizes and documents the progress of technology revolution as it unfolds.

"Given CARE Canada's desire to advance cooperation among non-governmental organizations, we are enthusiastic users of Open Text's intranet and extranet technology," said Gerard van der Burg, CARE Canada i2K group manager. "Among Livelink's many features, we appreciate the fact that it is Web-based, allowing CARE to bridge the different platforms people are using across organizations."

"Open Text is proud that Livelink enables CARE Canada to run its global extranet, providing international relief in countries such as Kosovo. CARE Canada relief workers in remote locations accessing information and communicating with headquarters through a laptop and a satellite link illustrates the power of a Web-based system like Livelink," said Dan Latendre, Vice-President, Product Marketing, Open Text. "Innovative thinking has made CARE Canada a leader in establishing and providing relief worldwide."

About CARE Canada

CARE Canada is a non-profit and non-sectarian charitable organization founded in 1946 as part of the CARE International Federation to bring emergency relief to the people of Europe. Today, it is both a relief and development organization dedicated to bringing aid to the poorest of the poor, and assisting developing economies and post-conflict societies.


About i2K - information to Knowledge

i2K is an information technology company aiming to bridge the technology gap between international development organizations and the high-tech industry, in order to leverage advanced technologies for improved management. To make technology solutions accessible and affordable to international development organizations i2K has a staff of highly competent professionals, as well as a growing network of "solution partners" for those aspects that i2K does not provide from its in-house expertise. i2K targets International Development sector organizations, both small and large.