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  • 7 May 2012 11:37

OpenText Extends Lead in Mobile Enterprise Solutions with Exceed onDemand for iPad

Latest Mobility Offering Brings Touch-Friendly Secure Access to Enterprise Applications for Apple iPad Users

OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) today announced that it has expanded its industry leading enterprise portfolio of mobility solutions with the introduction of Exceed onDemand for Apple iPad tablets. The latest addition to the Exceed onDemand family of managed application access solutions provides iPad users with always-on collaborative access to their line-of-business UNIX applications, while offering organisations the security and management features of a true enterprise solution.

The iPad is quickly emerging as a standard business tool, driven by an increasingly mobile workforce. International Data Corp. (IDC) forecasts tablet shipments into consumer and commercial markets will reach 106.1 million in 2012.*

Exceed onDemand for iPad features a touch-friendly interface that substitutes mouse interactions with intuitive gestures, allowing users to bring their UNIX data centre along with them. Exceed onDemand is built on the Thin X Protocol , ensuring fast access to complex 2D and 3D line of business applications even on high-latency connections such as 3G, 4G or LTE cellular networks.

The new Exceed onDemand for iPad solution joins OpenText's broad portfolio of mobile technologies and solutions. OpenText offerings such as OpenText Everywhere and the OpenText Mobile Wave Platform enable enterprises to efficiently deliver enterprise content and information to employees' mobile devices, helping to significantly boost productivity. Enterprises can also use OpenText Web Experience Management technologies to deliver personalised Web content directly to mobile sites for customers on the go. Recently announced, OpenText Tempo provides document sharing and syncing across desktops, laptops and mobile devices, while OpenText Travel Receipt Management for SAP Solutions support mobile capture of receipts.

Mobility boosts productivity, collaboration

Designed with productivity and collaboration in mind, Exceed onDemand enables users to seamlessly transfer their active sessions between desktops and iPad devices. With virtual teams becoming the norm in the engineering world, the session sharing feature accelerates collaboration by allowing engineers to run virtual design meetings using Exceed onDemand and collaborate simultaneously on Apple iPad tablets and desktop computers, or to show designs on meeting room projectors.

By leveraging the Exceed onDemand infrastructure, Exceed onDemand for iPad offers organisations an enterprise-class line-of-business application access solution with robust security, strong authentication and end-to-end encryption. Centralised management of the Exceed onDemand infrastructure enables deployment of enterprise policies and allows organisations to comply with industry security standards and regulations.

"As a new generation of enterprise workers usher into the post-PC world, organisations need to bridge the gap between their critical line-of-business applications and these new devices." said Eugene Cherny, General Manager for Connectivity at OpenText. "Exceed onDemand for iPad allows them to offer a mobile, touch-friendly, collaborative solution to access UNIX applications, without sacrificing security or compliance."

Exceed onDemand for iPad is available immediately on the iTunes Store.

For more information, visit: http://connectivity.opentext.com/products/designed-for-apple-ipad.aspx

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* Media Tablet Shipments Outpace Fourth Quarter Targets; Strong Demand for New iPad and Other Forthcoming Products Leads to Increase in 2012 Forecast, According to IDC http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23371312

About OpenText

OpenText, a global ECM leader, helps organisations manage and gain the true value of their business content. OpenText brings two decades of expertise supporting 100 million users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts to help organisations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.

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