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WA Department of Industry Resources Benefits from Hummingbird/Red Dot partnership

  • 29 August, 2003 09:22

<p>Hummingbird and RedDot Solutions Strengthen Strategic Alliance to Provide End-To-End Enterprise Content Lifecycle Management Solution
RedDot Content Management Server offers Hummingbird a strong Web content management component, rounding out Hummingbird Enterprise™ suite</p>
<p>Sydney – August 29, 2003 - Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM), the world-leading developer of enterprise information management systems (EIMS), today announced that it is extending its strategic technology alliance with RedDot Solutions, a leading provider of enterprise content management solutions. Hummingbird will resell and distribute the RedDot Content Management Server (CMS), providing customers with tightly integrated Web Content Management (WCM) capabilities to complement their investment in the Hummingbird Enterprise™ document management and portal technologies.</p>
<p>"The strong integration of RedDot’s Web content management capabilities with the Hummingbird Enterprise suite of information and knowledge management solutions further strengthens our leadership in the smart enterprise suite market," said Andrew Pery, chief marketing officer, senior vice president, Hummingbird Ltd. "By integrating the Hummingbird and RedDot solutions, organisations will get the maximum value from their Web publishing infrastructure, eliminating disparities between document and content repositories to effectively and efficiently manage full content lifecycle from creation, review and Web site publication to retention and ultimate disposition."</p>
<p>In early 2003, RedDot released CMS 5.0 featuring new workflow capabilities and enhanced integration of the Hummingbird document management technologies. As a result, many organisations have become mutual customers of RedDot and Hummingbird to leverage the high degree of synchronisation between the two products, shared repositories and bi-directional mapping of metadata. The integrated document and Web content management solution will allow customers such as Laing Investment Management Services in London, England, Cancer Care Ontario in Canada, and the Department of Industry and Resources (DoIR) in Australia, to optimise efficiencies, reduce redundant tasks, and empower their content contributors.</p>
<p>"Content management is the core infrastructure that all organisations must have to succeed in a Web-centric business world," said Mark Gilbert, vice president and research director, Gartner Inc. "Gartner has seen WCM evolve and mature significantly during the past three years with key enterprise issues focusing on better integration and maximising the value of their WCM investments. Vendors offering a complete integrated solution as represented by the smart enterprise suite understand the changing WCM market and the impact of technology convergence."</p>
<p>RedDot CMS and Hummingbird DM™ offer customers an out-of-the-box integration of the two complementary technologies. With this integrated content management solution, customers can create, repurpose, and store all forms of content in their Hummingbird document management repositories, eliminating redundancy and the need to maintain content in separate locations. The combined solution helps organisations to rapidly and consistently produce various Web properties with enhanced quality, relevant content, and consistent navigation – while comprehensively managing source content through its entire lifecycle.</p>
<p>"DoIR is responsible for advancing Western Australia’s $33-billion-a-year resources industry. We depend on our online vehicles to deliver information internally and externally to our mass community, currently being managed by RedDot CMS," said Karen Watkins, project manager, Department of Industry and Resources. "Like most government agencies our content resides in the form of both Web content and documents and having the ability to synchronise our Hummingbird document management system with our content management system is imperative. The RedDot, Hummingbird integration will allow us to maximise our investment and ensure that our Web site reflects the most current content available, independent of where the content resides."</p>
<p>"The RedDot and Hummingbird agreement emphasises our ongoing commitment to provide organisations of all sizes, with the most comprehensive content and document management system available today," said Niels Metger, CEO, RedDot Solutions. "Now, organisations can manage their content with one integrated solution, maximising the effectiveness of their Web properties, while delivering a rapid return on their investment."</p>
<p>About RedDot Solutions
RedDot Solutions Corporation is a leading provider of enterprise content management solutions. RedDot empowers online content contributors with solutions renown for high-performance, rapid implementation, scalability, flexible workflow and personalisation to efficiently manage complex content needs. Built on open industry standards, RedDot’s XML-enabled, browser-based technology offers the most intuitive content management solution in the industry. With more than 950 customers worldwide, including Federal Express, The New York Times, March of Dimes, Bank of New York, Kraft, Honda and Starbucks, RedDot manages dynamic content on 2,500+ Web, intranet and extranet sites. Recently, RedDot won InternetWorld’s "Best in Show" and the Seybold editors’ "Hot Pick" for RedDot Content Management Server. RedDot Solutions Corporation is headquartered in New York City with offices in Santa Clara, Toronto and throughout Europe. For more information visit:</p>
<p>About Hummingbird Enterprise™
Hummingbird Enterprise™ offers customers a 360° view of their knowledge assets by bringing together Hummingbird's industry leading portal, connectivity, document management, records management, knowledge management, business intelligence, collaboration, and data integration solutions into an integrated enterprise information management system (EIMS). Hummingbird Enterprise offers everything organisations need to manage the entire lifecycle of their business content.</p>
<p>About Hummingbird
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Hummingbird Ltd. is a global enterprise software company employing over 1450 people in nearly 40 offices around the world. The revolutionary Hummingbird Enterprise™, an integrated information and knowledge management suite, manages the entire lifecycle of information and knowledge assets. Hummingbird Enterprise creates a 360-degree view of enterprise content with a portfolio of products that are both modular and interoperable. Today, five million users rely on Hummingbird to connect, manage, access, publish and search their enterprise content. For more information, please visit:</p>

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