Sammells said that, as a premier partner with OpenText, IQBG was in a position to better support OpenText and its financial services clients in the area of information governance, document management and archiving.
'IQBG will now include OpenText's Enterprise Content Management (ECM) applications and solutions within its business systems and technologies to assist clients meet compliance and information governance requirements, as well as enable clients to do more with content with customers, partners and employees.
'This really makes it easier for organisations to find, manage and store information wherever it resides in an organisation and from wherever they want to manage it. When you can access content from anywhere this becomes key in an era when we are defining not only how we work, but where we work.'
According to Sammells, with its primary focus on the Microsoft SharePoint platform to help improve business operations through the use of paperless technologies like ECM, workflow, and records management, the establishment of a partnership with OpenText 'is a logical step.' He said IQBG will now extend its focus from business applications to ECM and records management, eDiscovery, content archiving and information governance.
Commenting on the new partnership, OpenText Australia's alliance director, Owen Brandt, said 'there is great resonance in the partnering of OpenText and The IQ Business Group, with a common focus on the Microsoft SharePoint solution. Today we are proud to support SharePoint technology as the world's leading driver of information growth, and have put into place development and product release programs to ensure that SharePoint users can access the best ECM experience available.'
'Our North American OpenText counterparts have been working with IQBG in the United States for the past 18 months and IQBG's innovation has seen them awarded as 'The Rising Star' partner last year. With the company's outstanding record of service delivery here for financial services clients in Australia, we really are expecting very positive outcomes.'
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