OpenText and IQ Business Group Deliver First U.S. Federal Government Cloud-based Information Governance and Records Management Program
WATERLOO, ON, July 18, 2012 /CNW/ - OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) today announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is deploying OpenText's Enterprise Content Management software to
power the agency's Enterprise eArchive System (EES) to reduce costs and
improve efficiency. DOI is a Cabinet-level agency that manages
America's vast natural and cultural resources. The agency manages
approximately 200 million emails with 35 terabytes of attached
electronic content each year.
"OpenText is delighted to work with the U.S. Department of the Interior
as it transforms its information management," said OpenText chief
executive officer, Mark J. Barrenechea. "This next generation
information platform (ESS) will enable the DOI to optimize the
management of information assets across the organization, accelerate
business objectives, and significantly reduce costs. And it will be
accomplished in the Cloud."
EES is the primary system supporting the Department's overall eMail,
Enterprise Records, and Document Management System (eERDMS) Program,
which will help to ensure records, information management and
litigation readiness for the Department and bring together a
collaborative and integrated mobile workforce for the 21st century.
This single, enterprise-wide system will initially support the agency's
current 92,000 employees and contractors, with capacity for almost
30,000 additional users making it the largest cloud-based records and
information governance program in the Federal Government.
EES is the largest cloud-based solution that is Federal Information
Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA)-compliant, servicing an entire
Cabinet-level agency. With this solution, users now have full access to
OpenText's Enterprise Content Management (ECM) suite including the first email archiving solution supporting 100
percent capture, auto-classification, early case assessment, eDiscovery
and mobility capabilities for the entire DOI organization—all housed in
a FISMA-compliant cloud from IQ Business Group.
John Montel, from the office of the chief information officer for the
U.S. Department of the Interior, commented that the DOI will realize
tens of millions of dollars in cost savings and performance
efficiencies by consolidating all records management and electronic
archiving systems into a single Department-wide solution. It is
expected to reduce manual processes related to printing and filing by
almost half in the first two years of the contract.
The solution will also provide tools to all DOI bureaus to capture
records generated on mobile devices and in social media in support of
DOI's mobility strategy to create a more flexible workforce that can
perform duties from anywhere, at any time. Additional services include
instant messaging capture, email management, shredding, digitization,
migration and support staff services.
"We are very pleased with how effortless it has been to deploy the EES
project for the DOI—it is a true testament to the strong and valuable
partnership we have had with OpenText from the beginning," said Michael
Beck, president and chief executive officer, IQ Business Group. "This
project serves as a successful model for other government agencies
looking to move their critical business information to the cloud."
OpenText's Enterprise Content Management suite, a key pillar of
OpenText's Enterprise Information Management (EIM) strategy, includes information governance solutions designed to
reduce legal, compliance and financial risks through a combination of
records management, and archiving for all types of content. Information
security solutions for ensuring confidentiality, privacy and access
control as well as solutions that help manage the explosive growth of
content organizations are faced with today are also included.
Enterprise Content Management solutions work with all content types and
provide organizations with better insight into how to best leverage
their enterprise data and increase the overall impact on their
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About The IQ Business Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta GA, The IQ Business Group, Inc. is a leading
provider of information and data management solutions to highly
regulated industries and to federal, state and local government
OpenText is the largest independent software provider of Enterprise
Information Management (EIM). For more information please visit www.opentext.com.
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