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OpenText helps Hong Kong Poly to better manage information

Zafar Anjum | Feb. 18, 2013
Hong Kong Polytechnic University deploys OpenText EIM Solutions to better manage university records and information

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will implement OpenText Enterprise Content Management (ECM), announced the Enterprise Information Management (EIM) company OpenText today.

With OpenText's ECM solution, Hong Kong Polytechnic intends to gain better control over its content, ensure greater data integrity, and address its growing data needs, the company said in a statement. OpenText Enterprise Content Management enables seamless integration of content with collaboration tools and social media platforms.

The education institution went for this solution, according to OpenText, because it was getting difficult for PolyU to manage and store information. Hong Kong Polytechnic University is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong with more than 30,000 students, and nearly 3,500 teaching and non-teaching staff. The growing student population, number of employees and courses offered had increased at PolyU over the years and led to a huge growth in data generated and used.

"With a growing number of document management system libraries from different vendors used across campus, there was a need to aggregate the islands of information that could not be shared or used," said Gerrit W Bahlman, Director of Information Technology at PolyU. "The OpenText implementation will reduce IT support time and costs and greatly improve collaboration between the teaching and administrative staff, enhancing their pursuit of best practice sharing."

"Innovation is important to our University, and we aim to deliver state-of-the-art technology to support our teaching and administrative staff, and enhance our students' learning experience," added Bahlman. "The solutions we are implementing will enable us to better manage and control the access of our documents, while enabling knowledge and information sharing across the University."


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