Open Text and Oracle Expand Relationship

Helping organizations meet expanding requirements for archiving, e-discovery and regulatory compliance, Open Text will embed Oracle technology to deliver a new set of enterprise content solutions.

According to Open Text, approximately 85% of all enterprise information is unstructured content such as email, documents or images that needs to be comprehensively managed to ensure that governance, legal and compliance requirements are met, while content that is no longer useful is defensively deleted. As a result of the expanded relationship between Oracle and Open Text, a new class of Open Text solutions for providing comprehensive management of content will be available to help customers meet these challenges over the coming months. The new offering will complement Open Text's ecosystem strategy of providing solutions for customers of leading application vendors.

Open Text is obtaining a technology and distribution license specifically for the Oracle Universal Online Archive Content Management SDK. As part of this agreement, Open Text can embed Oracle technology in its products, allowing the company to fully utilize the capabilities of Oracle Database 11g as an enterprise content repository. This will also permit rapid uptake of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g and other Oracle platform capabilities. The solutions can help Open Text customers capture large volumes of emails, documents, images, and application data and manage their entire lifecycle in an integrated environment.

By leveraging Oracle technology, Open Text can deliver a set of highly scalable and secure archiving and risk mitigation solutions. The agreement will also help Open Text customers leverage their existing investment in Oracle technology by integrating into existing Oracle infrastructure deployments.

"With today's ever-changing regulatory landscape and growing litigation pressures, organizations can't afford to treat archiving and risk mitigation as afterthoughts," states Rich Buchheim, vice president of Open Text's Oracle Solutions Group. "A strategic priority for us is to expand our information governance capabilities across more systems to help customers manage more of their content, which for many organizations is exploding out of control. With this deal, our customers will be able to benefit from our experience in providing solutions that help them manage their content, and reduce the costs and risks of compliance and litigation."

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