Open Text Corporation said that the completion of its acquisition of Hummingbird solidifies its position as the world's largest independent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software. Under the Open Text name, the company combines the ECM expertise, the solutions and the partners to help customers solve the problems of managing information in large organizations.

Open Text is beginning to integrate the companies immediately but will release details of its integration plans within the next two weeks. Two key decisions have been made with the close: Hummingbird's RedDot Solutions will be maintained as part of a comprehensive Web content management strategy that will be unveiled next week. And Hummingbird Connectivity will continue as a distinct business focused on delivering its market-leading services. Open Text also said that it will introduce several new product initiatives over the next few weeks and a product roadmap in November.

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