If you look at all the billion-plus dollar companies founded in the past 20 years or so, you’ll notice something rather obvious… they are nearly all technology based. This has been covered exceptionally well, and the whole phenomenon has driven our culture to a level of nerd-adoration and emulation that’s never been seen before.
Tons of would-be Gateses and Zuckerbergs have jumped on the bandwagon, as millions have been inspired to lead this heavily abstracted and sedentary lifestyle.
Opentext is one of these inspiring modern computing success stories. Though you may have never heard of them directly, if you’ve ever used a computer you’ll probably have had contact with Opentext technology at some point or another.
The company was spawned out of a major academic project conducted at the University of Waterloo in Canada back in 1991. One of the first text-based search engines, their product was first employed by major collegiate libraries, the Oxford University Press, and the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association. This was the pre-web world, but the need for the ability to conduct focused and powerful online searches was seen even then.
As the web exploded in popularity around 1993 or 1994 — depending on where you were at the time — Opentext’s profile extended itself in concert. With a growing coterie of clients in their coat pocket, Opentext expanded its operations, launching their LiveLink product and powering Yahoo’s mega-successful search engine. The following years, during the dotcom boom, saw tremendous success for this corporation, with Netscape’s employment of their technology being a major highpoint.
Like any software development company worth its salt, Opentext has evolved with the times in order to stay viable to the market. Opentext led the way for Electronic Document Management with their groundbreaking LiveLink software, and continues to innovate and lead the pack when it comes to Enterprise Content and Business Process Management.
With Opentext, it’s more than just ECM and BPM. In fact, they offer an entire line of business computing tools known under the collective moniker of Enterprise Information Management. EIM goes far beyond the normal offerings of Content and Business Processes, giving any company which employs it a great deal of leverage in this tough and competitive climate.
EIM delivers state of the art Customer Experience Management, for example. CEM builds a better relationship with current and future clients by using every available medium as a public interface. Their Information Exchange package is also heavily favored by those who want to keep themselves on top, making for the best exchange of any kind of information within and without your business.
Their Discovery software helps business owners to gather as much relevant information as possible from their existing files, in quick time, in order to make timely and effective decisions.
Opentext has been here since the beginning of the digital age, has helped to strongly define its trajectory, and obviously will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. If you are a potential client or investor, they are most definitely worth a closer look.
Please contact Opentext directly for the most up-to-date information about the company and its services. Storagepipe provides online backup for Opentext and other systems, but is not directly affiliated with this company or its brand.