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Hong Kong Polytechnic University Deploys OpenText EIM Solutions to Better Manage University Records and Information

February 15, 2013

OpenText Enterprise Content Management enables seamless integration of
content with collaboration tools and social media platforms

WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – OpenText(TM) (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global market leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will
implement OpenText Enterprise Content Management (ECM). OpenText’s ECM solution, one of five foundational pillars of OpenText
EIM, enables organizations to manage information throughout its
lifecycle, improve business productivity, and control the costs and
risk associated with the growing volume and velocity of content being
produced and published in the enterprise. With OpenText’s ECM solution,
Hong Kong Polytechnic intends to gain better control over its content,
ensure greater data integrity, and address its growing data needs.

Hong Kong Polytechnic University is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong with
more than 30,000 students, and nearly 3,500 teaching and non-teaching
staff. It offers over 230 programs on campus. The growing student
population, number of employees and courses offered had increased at
PolyU over the years and led to a huge growth in data generated and
used. To better manage and leverage this information, PolyU’s
individual units were implementing independent and isolated solutions.
The University’s reliance on disparate document management systems to
store and manage its information was getting harder to manage.

“With a growing number of document management system libraries from
different vendors used across campus, there was a need to aggregate the
islands of information that could not be shared or used,” said Gerrit W
Bahlman, Director of Information Technology at PolyU. “The OpenText
implementation will reduce IT support time and costs and greatly
improve collaboration between the teaching and administrative staff,
enhancing their pursuit of best practice sharing.”

“Like any enterprise, universities in Asia today face the challenge of a
competitive landscape and being able to manage, control and secure
information is key to their success,” said Foo Mao Gen, vice president,
OpenText, Asia. “OpenText enables organizations such as PolyU to create
business value and achieve strategic success by effectively managing
information throughout its entire lifecycle.”

From information capture, to classification, management, storage,
distribution, archiving, and disposition, OpenText ECM manages the flow
of information across the organization. Fast and seamless access from
multiple environments–web, desktop, mobile, within business processes
and applications–improves user productivity and organizational

By enabling the control of document access and by maintaining an audit
trail which tracks who viewed and modified the content and when, the
University will be better prepared to manage content integrity. Content
duplication will also be reduced as duplicated or shadow systems are

“Innovation is important to our University, and we aim to deliver
state-of-the-art technology to support our teaching and administrative
staff, and enhance our students’ learning experience,” added Bahlman.
“The solutions we are implementing will enable us to better manage and
control the access of our documents, while enabling knowledge and
information sharing across the University.”

OpenText ECM, an Enterprise Information Management (EIM) offering, helps businesses manage information through its lifecycle,
improve business productivity, mitigate risk, and control costs of
growing volumes of content. EIM helps organizations manage and exploit
their enterprise information to drive innovation, create competitive
advantage and make better decisions about their business without
compromising their information governance and security.

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About OpenText
OpenText provides Enterprise Information Management software that
enables companies of all sizes and industries to manage, secure and
leverage their unstructured business information, either in their data
center or in the cloud. Over 50,000 companies already use OpenText
solutions to unleash the power of their information. To learn more
about OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX; TSX: OTC), please visit: www.opentext.com.

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