Open Text and Oracle intertwine as consolidation looms

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Compliance, governance issues dominate consolidation moves

Open Text taps Oracle for database access and compliance


ECM Plus – Open Text is to embed Oracle technology for enterprise content management. The two corporations have just inked agreements on mutual distribution and technology transfer..

Open Text added that it actually will embed Oracle’s technology into its own in order to offer new enterprise content solutions, the company has confirmed.

According to the two firms, the move caters for archiving, eDiscovery and regulatory compliance.

Open Text confirmed it was obtaining a technology and distribution license specifically for Oracle Universal Online Archive Content Management SDK.

As part of the agreement, Open Text will embed Oracle technology into its products, enabling it to use the capabilities of Oracle’s Database 11g as an enterprise content repository.

The partners said such a move would also enable a ‘rapid uptake of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g’ and ‘other Oracle platform capabilities’.

Such a deal would also, the firms stated, enable Open Text customers to capture large volumes of emails, documents, images, and application data and manage their entire lifecycle in an integrated environment.

The firms said that by using Oracle technology, Open Text would also be able to offer secure archiving and risk mitigation solutions.

Rich Buchheim of Open Text said the move with Oracle was “a strategic priority for us” and added that the deal was also to “expand our information governance capabilities”. Buchheim added that content was now “exploding out of control” for organisations.


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