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Extending collaboration

This article appears in the issue May 2008, [Vol 17, Issue 5]

As part of its new Web 2.0 strategy, Open Text has introduced Enterprise 2.0: Livelink ECM - Extended Collaboration, which is designed to give customers a set of communities, social computing and real-time collaboration tools in Livelink ECM.

Open Text says Livelink ECM - Extended Collaboration connects people, processes and content across an organization, creating a work environment where employees can circulate ideas, experiences and knowledge in real time. The solution combines a knowledge repository with project workspaces, polls, news channels, tasks and milestones. A set of community applications brings specialized, enterprise-ready tools, such as forums, blogs, Wikis and real-time collaboration, along with newsletter views, FAQs and event calendars to promote shared expertise and best practices.

The company adds that these collaborative and community-oriented tools co-exist with content in an intuitive environment that encourages people to work together, while capturing important project information in an underlying ECM framework. Security, access control and retention policies are strictly enforced using the native security mechanisms already in place, without adding another administrative layer. Further, says Open Text, workers can quickly and securely form cross-functional project teams, capture shared knowledge, manage processes and meet project deadlines even across geographic and departmental boundaries.


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