The Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) are collaborative environments situated 20 major cities around the world that provide access to innovative technologies and world-class expertise, enabling customers to envision, design, and deploy solutions to meet their needs.
The goal of the MTCs, and Open Text's involvement, is to help customers gain maximum value from Microsoft and Open Text technologies, to visualise fully integrated solutions, reduce development time and cut the costs of putting a solution to work.
The Microsoft Technology Center Offerings include Strategy Briefings, Architecture Design Sessions and Proof of Concept Workshops.
"Governance, risk management and regulatory compliance are big focus areas for us at Microsoft, as companies face a growing challenge to categorize and manage huge volumes of business-critical information and content," said Sai Sireesh, Director, Governance, Risk Management & Compliance, Microsoft. "Our joint customer engagements with Open Text at MTC comprise strategy briefings, architecture design sessions and proof-of-concept (POC) workshops. Customers really appreciate this joint 'better together' integrated approach to industry compliance scenarios and blueprints."
Open Text has a highly visible presence at MTCs, showing regulatory compliance related business scenarios that are tightly integrated with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007/2010 and Microsoft Exchange 2007/2010. Scenarios include:
o eDiscovery and Litigation Readiness
o Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)
o Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS)
o Making SharePoint the Leading System - Migration Scenarios:
- File systems to SharePoint
- Lotus Notes to Exchange/SharePoint
o Case Management Solutions for SharePoint
o SAP Interoperability with SharePoint
In addition to the five business scenarios, resources are on hand at the MTCs to help customers in specific industry segments tailor solutions for their unique content management and compliance needs. These industry segments include financial services, public sector, energy and utilities, and oil and gas.
"Microsoft and Open Text invited us to the Microsoft Technology Center in Reading, UK, where stakeholders from across our various business units were able to better understand the joint capabilities of Microsoft and Open Text," said a senior IT manager from a major UK-based financial services institution. "We were impressed by both the potential and the amount of use cases we can address with both platforms. On a demo system, integrated business scenarios were shown live to us that we are looking to make a reality in our environment now."
If you would like to register your interest for your company to take part in a Microsoft briefing, please enter your details below and you will be contacted by your local representative from the Microsoft Team at Open Text: