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March 26, 2010

Open Text ECM Suite Now Available Via Mobile Devices

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Enterprise content management software solutions company Open Text has announced a new application, called Open Text Everywhere, which is designed to make the entire Open Text ECM Suite available via mobile devices.

Through this strategic move, the provider of Enterprise Content Management software has helped organizations to tap the mobile workforce to increase productivity.

Open Text will first focus on BlackBerry (News - Alert) smartphones and have launched a first set of mobile applications. They intend to launch more applications sometime later this year.

The company notes that this is the right time for introducing mobile content applications because smartphones are becoming very popular and being used to help workers be more productive while on the go.

This theory is supported by a research by IDC (News - Alert) that indicates the number of mobile workers accessing enterprise systems worldwide will top one billion in 2010. As workers become more mobile, they will need easier access to more enterprise content, business processes and collaborative tools that are typically used for the desktop or laptop.

Users of smartphones need applications such as e-mail, calendaring, messaging, personal contacts and entertainment.

“We call them ‘smartphones’ but the fact is they can take over the role of laptops,” said Eugene Roman, chief technology officer at Open Text. “The power of smartphones is only growing and they offer an entirely new platform to extend the productivity of workers in ways we never imagined just a few years ago.”

Roman added that applications such as Open Text Everywhere will allow CIOs to extend the productivity power of mobility across their business. The company says that this solution will deliver a comprehensive view of business processes, content and workplace social collaboration tools via native applications unique to each mobile platform.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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