OpenText Positioned as a Leader for Enterprise Content Management in 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant Report

OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), the global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that it has been positioned as a leader in Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management 1 report. Following on other recent reports by Radicati 2 and Forrester Research 3, OpenText believes this validates the company’s continued influence and commitment to the market as one of the most innovative providers of ECM solutions.

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Compiling a comprehensive overview of strengths and cautions, Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for ECM evaluates providers on “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute,” placing vendors in one of four quadrants: “challengers,” “leaders,” “niche players,” and “visionaries.” According to Gartner, Leaders have the highest combined scores for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. They are doing well and are prepared for the future with a clearly articulated vision. In the context of ECM, they have strong channel partners, presence in multiple regions, consistent financial performance, broad platform support and good customer support. They are very strong in one or more technologies or vertical markets. They deliver a suite that addresses market demand for direct delivery of the majority of core components, although these are not necessarily owned by them, tightly integrated, unique or best-of-breed in each area.

According to the Gartner report, there are many core components of an ECM suite, however it is social content that has been described as “the fastest-growing category of new content in the enterprise.” OpenText Tempo Social and Cloud offerings help enhance social collaboration and provide secure enterprise file sync and sharing capabilities.

“With today’s market focused on business and transactional content technologies, strategic CIOs are demanding agile, enterprise information management solutions that increase employee productivity and flexibility in the workplace, while providing measurable ROI,” said Kevin Cochrane, OpenText Chief Marketing Officer. “OpenText ECM software unites capture, document management, records management, workflow, archiving, search and eDiscovery to meet these demands, while maximizing business insight and efficiency. As the ECM market continues to evolve and expand, we are excited to see Gartner and other leading industry analysts continue to validate our strengths in this space.”

OpenText Enterprise Content Management (ECM) helps govern all information within the enterprise and helps ensure that it is securely stored and managed throughout its lifecycle. ECM is one of five foundational pillars in OpenText’s Enterprise Information Management (EIM) strategy, designed to help businesses maximize the value of information and minimize its risk.


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A complimentary copy of Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management report by Mark R. Gilbert, Karen M. Shegda, Kenneth Chin, Gavin Tay, and Hanns Koehler-Kruener can be downloaded here:

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Learn more about OpenText EIM:

1Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management,” Mark R. Gilbert, Karen M. Shegda, Kenneth Chin, Gavin Tay, Hanns Koehler-Kruener, September 23, 2013.

2The Radicati Group, Inc., “Enterprise Content Management – Market Quadrant 2013,” June 2013.

3Forrester Research, Inc., “The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Content Management, Q3 2013,” Alan Weintraub, Craig Le Clair, and Cheryl McKinnon with Leslie Owens and Emily Jedinak, September 2013.

About OpenText
OpenText provides Enterprise Information Management software that helps companies of all sizes and industries to manage, secure and leverage their unstructured business information, either in their data center or in the cloud. Over 50,000 companies already use OpenText solutions to unleash the power of their information. To learn more about OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX; TSX: OTC), please visit:

Certain statements in this press release may contain words considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on OpenText’s current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. OpenText’s assumptions, although considered reasonable by the company at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate and consequently its actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein. For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see OpenText’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC and other securities regulators. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, OpenText disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Looking for a mobile scanner? Check out the Visioneer RoadWarrior 3.

Visioneer, Inc., a leader in scanner and document management solutions, today announced the Visioneer RoadWarrior™ 3, a complete document scanning solution for people on the go. After polling customers, Visioneer confirmed that they want a mobile scanner that can solve all of their paper to digital needs, not just a bare-bones, driver only, DIY scanner.

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“We’re not yet living in a paperless world so being able to capture, organize and share documents, regardless of your physical location, is essential for today’s digital and mobile lifestyle,” said John Capurso, President & CEO at Visioneer. “The Visioneer RoadWarrior 3 is the perfect solution. It is the most complete USB powered mobile scanner that works anywhere, even when AC power is unavailable.”

What makes RoadWarrior 3 the most complete scanner in its class?

The RoadWarrior 3 includes a software and driver bundle that will enable scanned documents to be easily captured, organized and shared. Weighing barely more than a 12 oz. bottle of water with dimensions similar to a rolled up magazine, the RoadWarrior 3 packs easily in a laptop bag. So when Visioneer says it’s mobile, they mean it.

Capture – Using Visioneer’s most advanced scanning technology, the RoadWarrior 3 can scan any document, ID card, receipt, business card or photo up to 8.5” x 14” with the included

  • AutoLaunch technology – insert paper and scanning begins.
  • Visioneer OneTouch – Connect your scan button to any application, storage location or device.
  • DriverPLUS – The most reliable, compatible and functional TWAIN™ driver in the industry.

Organize – Organizing scanned receipts and documents have never been easier using the software bundled with the RoadWarrior 3. Simply scan documents and then toss the paper in the recycle bin, instead use:

  • Nuance® PaperPort® – desktop document organizing software.
  • Nuance OmniPage® – the most accurate OCR software to turn paper into words.

Share – The common goal of achieving a paperless world is to make the process of finding and sharing information easier. After all, users don’t want the paper; they want the information that is on the paper. The RoadWarrior 3 is the vehicle for transforming information into searchable PDF files to be shared and searched using:

  • Nuance PDF Converter – Full function PDF capability without spending $449*
  • Cloud Connect – Links OneTouch to Evernote, Google Drive, Box and Dropbox.
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Price and Availability

The Visioneer RoadWarrior 3 is priced at $129.99 and is available through online channel partners, VARs, major resellers and

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About Visioneer

Visioneer provides a broad range of scanning solutions for the desktop, distributed and departmental document imaging markets as well as the mobile and remote business scanning segments. In 2003, Visioneer combined its leading scanner technology with the Xerox brand recognition to develop the Xerox® DocuMate® product line. Visioneer and Xerox DocuMate high-performance business scanners and imaging software solutions offer users speed, image quality, advanced paper handling and ease-of-use with exclusive Visioneer OneTouch® technology. For additional information on Visioneer and Xerox scanning solutions, visit, or For open commentary and industry perspectives visit,

Visioneer offers both product lines under a single reseller partners program. The 20/20 Perfect Vision program optimizes VAR margins and sales opportunities through volume incentive rebates, sales support and marketing tools. Additional information can be found at

*US list price of Adobe Acrobat Pro XI full product.

Canadians demand a level competitive playing field in wireless

Below is a Bell Canada press release about the entrance of Verizon into Canada and the auctioning of the wireless spectrum. Please leave your comments as whether you favor or are opposed to the government’s plan.



A national survey released today by Nanos Research found that Canadians bb10q10overwhelmingly support a level competitive playing field in the wireless industry. The survey results are further evidence that the federal government must close the three loopholes in its wireless rules that give a range of spectrum and other benefits originally intended for competitive startups in Canada to giant US wireless corporations like Verizon.

Survey Results

•    81% of Canadians surveyed by Nanos Research say Ottawa should not favour any companies foreign or domestic in the upcoming wireless spectrum auction
•    Just 2% of Canadians think foreign companies like Verizon should be given special advantages like the spectrum and other benefits enabled by the wireless loopholes
•    Canadians of all kinds, pension groups, unions, academics, business and technology associations are all concerned about the cost of the loopholes

The Nanos numbers

According to the national Nanos survey, 81% of Canadians believe government policy for the upcoming auction of 700 MHz wireless spectrum should show no favours to any competitor. Just 2% said foreign companies like Verizon should be given special advantages to enter the Canadian wireless marketplace.

The Nanos Research study of Canadians was commissioned by Bell Canada and TELUS. For the full results including the statistics for all questions, please visit

The wireless loopholes

With the 3 loopholes in current federal wireless rules, US giants such as Verizon could enter the Canadian market with 1) a 2:1 advantage over Canadian companies in access to this country’s 700 MHz wireless spectrum; 2) the right to piggyback on Canadian networks where they don’t want to build their own; and 3) the ability to acquire wireless startups in Canada while Canadian companies like Bell are forbidden from bidding for them.

Despite offering these unprecedented advantages, the government offers no assurances of any significant investment in Canadian jobs or infrastructure by companies like Verizon, no assurances of lower prices (Verizon’s wireless customers actually pay more on average than Bell’s do), and has negotiated no reciprocal advantages for Canadian companies wanting to enter the US market.

The 700 MHz airwaves being auctioned by Ottawa are a national public resource. The ability of this spectrum to support rapid rollouts of new mobile technology to rural and remote Canadian locations make it the most important since the launch of wireless service in 1985.

A straightforward solution

Considering the importance of the issue and the clear want of Canadians for a fair approach to wireless, Bell urges the government to close the loopholes by 1) permitting all carriers to bid on two blocks of prime spectrum; 2) requiring US carriers that enter Canada to build out networks to the entire country, as Canadian companies have; and 3) allowing major Canadian carriers the opportunity to bid against the major US companies to acquire wireless startups seeking buyers, with full review by the Competition Bureau.

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Greetings for the day: A little humor goes a long way

While founding and running a tech blog is hard work you also have to see the humour in things too. As we have bumped up our online presence and added ourselves to more email lists, we often get those emails that I’m sure you all of you get as bloggers and those who run online businesses. I’ve read so many of them now I can almost recite them line for line. They go something like this.

Greetings for the day!

My name is Ravi (not real name)

We are a website development company based out of New Delhi, India.

We offer a range of services that include Logo design, Website Design & Development, Mobile, E-Commerce Websites, Custom Programming, Hosting, Brochures, Business Cards, etc.

We create user friendly websites that allows YOU to update your website yourself. Just ask about Content Management Systems (CMS).

Get your own CMS based website today!!! Starts from $400…

Please reply us with your queries, if you are interested.

Now many of you are probably annoyed by these and I used to be. The way I figured it please stop spamming me as I don’t want your services thank you. And then I thought wait a minute. There is bound to be some humour in here and so I decided to write a blog post about it.

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Now realistically not one of us is ever likely to use these companies or services. I’m likely going to do the work for my blog myself and if I  hire someone it’s going to be someone I know. But since I run a blog and my name and blog are out there in the big world of cyberspace I’d better get used to them. So laugh at them I figure.

More importantly though they also point to a way that I think you shouldn’t be marketing your business or services. Broadcast spamming and emails not only annoy , or make people laugh in my case, they are also a colossal waste of time that likely won’t generate much real business for you. I’d prefer to reach out to people who I do know or use Linked In and send personal messages to people whom I don’t know to learn more about them and set up a relationship with them.

You are also still better off to meet someone in person, take their business card and connect with them over a coffee or whatever beverage you prefer and then have them hire you.

But I don’t imagine the internet or the web is going to change much and these emails aren’t likely to stop. Someone out there somewhere must have figured these emails get results and I thank them for that. Keep them coming and I’ll keep right on laughing.

APPNATION Forecasts App Economy to Reach $151B by 2017

APPNATION, the global source of content and insights about the app economy, has released their first State of the App Economy Report, which was produced in partnership with Reticle Research. The report provides a robust look at today’s economy, providing marketers, publishers and their partners with the current and longer-term data, forecasts, and consumer behavior and purchase intent insights they need to take action today and strategically prepare for the future.

Specifically, the report includes:

  • From 2013-2017, the app economy will double from $72B USD to $151B USD
  • Email, web browsers and social networks lead in usage frequency
  • By far, the largest contributor to this number will be app-enabled commerce, supplemented by forecasted revenue from downloads, in-advertising and virtual goods
  • The majority of mobile device owners under 45 are using video apps at least a few times per week
  • Word of mouth is by far the most popular way that consumers say they discover apps
  • The feature consumers most expect to use in smart TVs is watching from mobile devices
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“Our research demonstrates that despite the massive popularity of apps and a saturated marketplace in the U.S., the overall growth rate in the app economy is still accelerating and will be until at least 2015,” said APPNATION’s founder and CEO, Drew Ianni. “With the number of apps used per day by U.S. consumers still expanding, and as time spent on mobile devices shifts more to using apps versus other media, it is clear that there is still a lot of runway ahead of across all key sectors of the app economy. This is an incredibly exciting time as the U.S. app economy experiences its first major growth explosion, but next year will be the time we expect to see the global app market take off.”

“Few people really grasp how big and pervasive the app economy is, and to date, there hasn’t been much clarity,” said David Berkowitz, CMO, MRY. “There is so much more to know than which Facebook or iPhone game is the most popular today. Read this report for a real understanding of the most important trends and the impact of the app economy.”

APPNATION’s report analyzed the state of the app economy based on platform adoption and intent, tablet and smartphone app discovery, tablet and smartphone app usage, cloud service usage and feature desirability analysis of smart TVs. The report includes detailed analysis of a proprietary survey fielded to 2,500 online U.S. consumers. It also analyzes aggregated data, including a section on app usage based on data from mobile analytics company Flurry. It spans strategic and tactical concerns; taking a comprehensive look at both detailed demographic breakdowns of app usage by age range across a range of 15 different genres, as well as ownership of and interest in acquiring emerging platforms. Ianni and Reticle Research principal analyst Ross Rubin co-authored the report.

Rubin noted that, “Smartphones and tablets are driving the app economy today, but emerging platforms, such as connected cars and smart TVs, are providing new opportunities as well as raising thorny questions regarding how they will interface with apps consumers already have. For example, nearly 11 percent of U.S. consumers now have a vehicle that can support apps on a center console and three times as many consumers plan to purchase app-enabled TVs versus non-app-enabled TVs in the next six months.”

This is the first report to be issued by APPNATION’s new research division, which will deliver regular primary research to an increasingly growing universe of brands, publishers, technology providers and investors that strongly demand this data.

For more information about the State of the App Economy report, or to speak with one of its authors, please visit

APPNATION is the global source of content and insights around the mobile app economy. For more information, visit or follow APPNATION on Twitter at

About Reticle Research
Founded by veteran technology analyst Ross Rubin in 2012, Reticle Research is an advisory services and consulting firm helping clients benefit from insights into shifting consumer trends. Its diverse offerings are distributed primarily through partnerships that contribute unique research and marketplace assets. Reticle Research analysis has been cited by The New York Times, ABC News, NBC News, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entertainment Weekly and many other major media outlets.

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Paradigm was founded on the premise that there were new and untried ways to provide access to hard-to-reach audiences to support consumer and B2B research. Since 2009 we have been providing real-time market research, giving leading companies a solid foundation to support all types of business and marketing decisions Paradigm has been pioneering mobile-based market research for over four years. Our focus has been on how, when, why, where and by whom mobile data should be collected and integrated into key decisions. Through this lens, Paradigm Mobile has been advancing the benefits of mobile technology and it’s place in the research world. And after three years of mobile-research trial, innovation, and successful client-sponsored projects, our clients are benefiting from our foresight… We now boast a clear and proven approach to real-time data collection from consumers’ mobile devices by a host of marquee clients.

Mobilicity adjourns debtholder vote pursues acquisition plan of arrangement

Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Holdings Inc. and its mobilicity logo(collectively, Mobilicity) affiliates announced July 10 that it has adjourned the debtholder vote on the previously announced recapitalization plan. Consistent with the pursuit of all of its strategic alternatives, the Company has the right to reconvene the recapitalization plan vote on notice to its debtholders.

Mobilicity also announced today that it is in discussions with multiple parties in connection with an acquisition plan of arrangement.

Stewart Lyons, Mobilicity’s President and COO said, “We are working diligently to reach an acquisition agreement and thank our customers, dealers, employees and partners for their continued support as we see this process through to its completion.”

Formerly known as Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc. (DAVE Wireless), the company is led by Obelysk, a diversified Canadian holding company, and Quadrangle Capital Partners, a global investor in the telecommunications and media sectors. Mobilicity was named one of Canada’s Top 25 Up and Coming Information & Communication Technology start-ups in 2010 by the Branham Group Inc. Further information about Mobilicity can be found at

Mobilicity vote on recapitalization plan to take place July 10, 2013

Mobilicity announces recapitalization vote


plan to take place on July 10 2013

Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Holdings Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, Mobilicity) announced this week that its previously announced recapitalization plan will be voted on by debtholders on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. The vote had been scheduled for July 3, 2013.

Stewart Lyons, Mobilicity’s President and COO, said, “The Board has rescheduled the vote on the recapitalization plan to allow it to consider additional potential alternatives for the Company and its stakeholders, including customers, dealers and employees.”

The postponed meeting for the recapitalization plan will be held at the offices of Norton Rose Canada LLP, Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower, 200 Bay St., Suite 3800, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2Z4, at 10:00 a.m. (Toronto time).

Mobilicity will continue to provide updates as warranted. For more information, please visit

About Mobilicity (DAVE Wireless):

Mobilicity, Canada’s smart mobile carrier, was created to bring down the cost of wireless with unlimited talk, text and data plans, affordable North American coverage, plus popular handsets and smartphones -without locking customers into contracts or charging extra or hidden fees. Everything Mobilicity does adds up to a better wireless experience, not an expensive one. NOW THAT’S SMART.

Formerly known as Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Wireless Inc. (DAVE Wireless), the company is led by Obelysk, a diversified Canadian holding company, and Quadrangle Capital Partners, a global investor in the telecommunications and media sectors. Mobilicity was named one of Canada’s Top 25 Up and Coming Information & Communication Technology start-ups in 2010 by the Branham Group Inc. Further information about Mobilicity can be found at