Scotland Yard Chooses Open Text's Collaborative Intranet to More Effectively Fight Crime; Livelink and BASIS Will Save Scotland Yard $2.4 Million Over Five Years.Business/Technology Editors
WATERLOO, ON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 14, 2000
Open Text(tm) Corporation (Nasdaq:OTEX OTEX Open Text Corporation (stock symbol)
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See over-the-counter market (OTC). ), the leading provider of collaborative intranet, extranet and e-business applications, has announced that Scotland Yard Scotland Yard, headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police. The term is often used, popularly, to refer to one branch, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Named after a short street in London, the site of a palace used in the 12th cent. will deploy the company's flagship technology, Livelink(R) - along with Open Text's BASIS(R), the library automation component of the Livelink product family - to share case files and other records across the police organization.
Scotland Yard will use the BASIS component, a document collection and high performance search and retrieval application, together with Livelink, Open Text's Web-based collaborative intranet solution, to collect, index and provide online access to over 600,000 case files, which currently occupy over 9 miles of shelf space at a file repository in West London West London is the area of Greater London to the west of Central London. Although it is only ambiguously defined, it is one of the most economically active areas of London outside of the centre, containing significant amounts of office space along with Heathrow Airport and many of . By implementing Open Text's BASIS and Livelink applications, Scotland Yard is able to extend its information base into a collaborative knowledge network, and expects to save a significant $2.4 million over the next five years.
Previously, officers could only access the case files and records from nine a.m. to five p.m. on Monday through Friday, using limited searching capabilities to locate relevant files. Linkhand, a leading systems integrator, worked with Open Text to customize BASIS and develop a searchable, highly-scalable database that is used to index the headline information from the case files and records. The new BASIS database will support more detailed search strings - producing more finely tuned results within a matter of seconds - significantly narrowing down the search results to include only relevant files.
Scotland Yard will also use Livelink, Open Text's Web-based intranet solution, to provide officers 24 hour access, regardless of location, to the new BASIS online database, via the Scotland Yard intranet - giving them immediate access to an index of existing case files and other records.
"By using Livelink together with BASIS to electronically index and access all of the data currently stored at the Registry, Scotland Yard will provide its officers and support staff with a much faster and more efficient method of tracking down case papers which can often contain information that will help in new investigations," said Alan Oakley Alan Oakley (born ?) is an English-born journalist. He is the editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, a leading Australian daily newspaper founded in 1831.
Oakley worked as a journalist for the London Daily Express , Chief Registrar and Departmental Record Officer, Scotland Yard: "The new system will enable more precise search results, ultimately enabling officers to investigate crimes more effectively. It will also contribute towards achieving considerable cost savings and improved accountability through good records management."
"We're delighted to be helping Scotland Yard work towards a safer London," said Andrew Pery, Vice President, Marketing, Open Text Corporation. "By deploying an integrated online knowledge repository and search and retrieval solution, like the Livelink and BASIS joint solution, Scotland Yard will save time and money, better enabling them to focus on their core task of reducing crime."
Linkhand is a recognized provider of integrated electronic document, workflow and e-commerce solutions. Based at London Bridge London Bridge, granite, five-arched bridge formerly over the Thames, in London, England. It is 928 ft (283 m) long and was designed by John Rennie and built between 1824 and 1831. we have built up a client base of some 50 organizations using our solutions to automate and manage their business processes in order to improve customer service, competitive advantage and organizational productivity. Further information about the company, its solutions and services can be found at http://www.linkhand.com.
Livelink is a highly scaleable e-business application. Its richly-featured enterprise services include virtual team collaboration, business process automation, enterprise group scheduling See calendaring. and information retrieval information retrieval
Recovery of information, especially in a database stored in a computer. Two main approaches are matching words in the query against the database index (keyword searching) and traversing the database using hypertext or hypermedia links. services, all tightly integrated into a solution that is easily customized and extended. Livelink is essential to the effective management and development of communities of interest that span organizations and industries. For everything from the creation of complex e-community relationships to the automation of simple e-business processes, Livelink delivers true dynamic collaboration between individuals, organizations, and large trading communities. Livelink servers are fully Web-based and open-architected to ensure rapid deployment and easy access to its full functionality through a standard Web browser The program that serves as your front end to the Web on the Internet. In order to view a site, you type its address (URL) into the browser's Location field; for example, www.computerlanguage.com, and the home page of that site is downloaded to you. .
BASIS is a robust document collection and high performance search and retrieval solution that puts all of your corporate knowledge at your fingertips "Fingertips" is a 1963 number-one hit single recorded live by "Little" Stevie Wonder for Motown's Tamla label. Wonder's first hit single, "Fingertips" was the first live, non-studio recording to reach number-one on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the United States. . Designed for comprehensive library control, BASIS provides an ideal solution for organizations and large e-communities that need access to hybrid document collections consisting of both documents and metadata. Used by major commercial and government information centers, BASIS provides library automation, research and records management, technical document publishing, legislative tracking, content archives, litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.
When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation. support, and competitive intelligence. BASIS delivers Web-based document management, search and security functionality--fully integrated into an extended relational document database and optimized for managing large document collections.
About Open Text
Open Text has pioneered the development of innovative intranet, extranet and e-business applications. Since creating one of the first search engines to index the World Wide Web, the Company has remained at the forefront of Internet-based technologies Refers to the communications infrastructure of the Internet, which is based on the IP protocol. IP is part of the TCP/IP protocol suite. It may also refer to voice over IP (VoIP), which uses the Internet to make telephone calls. See VoIP, IP and TCP/IP. . Today, Open Text solutions allow individuals, teams, organizations, and global trading communities to collaborate on projects, share ideas and accelerate innovation to the fastest possible speed. We call it HyperInnovation(tm) and it is already a major factor in the success of leading Global 2000 organizations. Open Text has become the largest supplier of collaborative, Web-based e-business applications for the enterprise, with over 3.5 million users in 31 countries, speaking 12 languages throughout the world. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.
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