Open Text Web Solutions Group presented Save the Children with its international award for best customer project during RedDot Days in Frankfurt 28th-29th October. The award has been given for Save The Children's Kroo Bay website, which uses the Web Content Manager and Asset Manager modules from the Open Text Web Solution powered by RedDot. The site was launched to give UK families an in-depth, interactive experience by enabling them to connect directly with a slum community in Sierra Leone, to engage people with Save the Children's wider campaign, and to raise £100,000 to help transform the slum.
Save the Children developed the initial concept in-house and the site was built by brand and digital media consultancy, Rufus Leonard with additional development from Open Text's Web Solutions Group.
Kroo Bay is, according to Save the Children, 'one of the toughest places in the world for a child to survive'. One in four children die there before their fifth birthday. 'This is Kroo Bay' gives users a chance to get to know the residents of Kroo Bay, explore their community and see changes as they happen. Save the Children has been working with the community to prevent flooding (that carries water-borne diseases) and to rebuild the local health centre.
Rosie Shannon of Save the Children commented, "Traffic to the website since our launch on 18 February is over 83,000, beating our target of 60,000. The success of the site has been driven largely by PR and word of mouth. During a recent marketing campaign in the run up to the G8 we had more than 12,000 visitors in just one day. The site's ease of use and bold, innovative design have contributed greatly to its success."
Andy Bellinger, UK General Manager, Open Text Web Solutions Group, commented: "It is great to present this award to such a deserving organisation. Save The Children have worked exceptionally hard on this project and this award really recognises their efforts".
Open Text's Web Solutions Group
Open Text's Web Solutions Group, with more than a decade of experience in leading Web Content Management (WCM) software, provides web solutions to create, manage and deliver the content that drives business. The content management and delivery solutions are recognized throughout the industry for their legendary ease of use and feature leading multilingual support; enterprise Web 2.0 capabilities; content integration; and contextualized delivery. From mid-market to enterprise, more than 2,600 clients around the world rely on this expertise to create, manage and deliver personalized Web experiences for their intranets, extranets and Web sites.
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About Open Text
Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise content management, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting 46,000 customers and millions of users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts™ to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness.
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Open Text Content World
Open Text will host its Content World 2008 conference in Orlando, Florida, November 18-20. The event will bring together leading ECM experts from across the industry to network with peers, discuss the latest developments and trends in ECM and Enterprise 2.0, and to gain a first-hand account of the company's long-term strategy and product roadmap. Open Text is planning a series of sessions on ECM solutions for Microsoft.
You can find out more about the sessions here: http://www.opentext.com/contentworld/2008/microsoft/.
Save the Children
Save the Children is the word's independent children's charity. We're outraged that millions of children are still denied proper healthcare, food, education and protection. We're working flat out to get every child their rights and we're determined to make further, faster changes. How many? How fast? It's up to you.
For more information visit http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/
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