Nasha Kroutil

Nasha is the Communications Writer for the Customer Communications department in Waterloo, ON.

OpenText Live Webinar Series – Upcoming Schedule

OpenText Live Webinar Series

We are fast approaching the holiday season with the New Year peeking just around the corner, but before you get swept up into the hustle and bustle of this “most wonderful time of the year,” we at OpenText™ Live invite you to check out a few webinars that we have lined up for November and December. With the latest release of OpenText™ Release 16 Enhancement Pack 1 (EP1), our Experience Suite has undergone major changes with the additions of powerful Customer Communications and Experience Management solutions such as TeamSite, Exstream, MediaBin, Qfiniti, Explore and more! These enhancements mark the revolution of customer communications in the digital world, and we want to give you an exclusive first hand look into what these solutions can offer your business. November 15: OpenText™ ECM Content Migration (11:00AM EDT) Need help migrating ECM content? OpenText partner FME demonstrates best practices in this webinar. We’ll show you: – Migration and upgrade best practice pathways to OpenText™ Content Suite 16 – Cost savings with migration-center for your content migration – A short live demo Register here November 29: Convert Correspondence into Engagements with OpenText™ Communications Center (11:00AM EDT) Learn more about OpenText Communications Center and its enhanced interactivity with other OpenText product suites including Content Suite, Process Suite, Business Network and Analytics. Turn engagement into insight. Register here December 1: What’s New in OpenText™ Digital Asset Management? (11:00AM EDT) What’s new for OpenText Digital Asset Management (DAM) and the Enhancement Pack 1 (EP1) release? If you’re using Media Management or MediaBin, you’ll want to check out this session to find out what our Product Management team has in store. Learn about the latest features and product strategy. Register here December 6: The Latest Innovations in Exstream 9.5 and Delivery Manager 3.0 (11:00AM EDT) Join us for an overview of Exstream 9.5 which was announced late September and Delivery Manager announced in October. Product experts will be showing live demonstrations. Register here December 8: Syntergy Content Sentry: The Next Generation of Data Loss Prevention (11:00AM EDT) OpenText partner Syntergy will demonstrate a new Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution for OpenText™ Content Server. The capabilities of this powerful solution allow it to learn what constitutes normal activity for users and what alerts or triggers automated policy reactions when suspicious activity is detected. Register here  December 13: How the Contact Center is Driving the Customer Experience (11:00AM EDT) Attend this session to learn more about OpenText™ Qfiniti and how Workforce Optimization (WFO) solutions are monitoring the customer experience through call recording, coaching employees, measuring the Voice of the Customer (VoC), and leveraging powerful analytics to make every interaction the best it can be. Register here December 15: OpenText™ CEM Strategy Update for WCM Products (11:00AM EDT) We’re creating a powerful new Website Content Management platform, and we want you to learn all about it. With the release of Enhancement Pack 1 (EP1), the WCM platform welcomes OpenText™ TeamSite to the mix, rounding out an effective customer communications program that surpasses the industry standard. Register here The OpenText Live team is committed to delivering content that keeps you updated on the latest OpenText product releases, trends and demands within the digital world as well as demos that exemplify the best solutions features for your business. Communicate directly with the experts and receive the technological know-how for implementing and managing your OpenText products. All of our webinars are recorded and available to registered customers at My Support. Visit our website for more information or sign up to receive weekly invitations to our webinars.

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Enterprise World 2016: Best Tweets of Thursday

OpenText wrapped up the last day of Enterprise World 2016 with lots of great feedback from our friends and colleagues on Twitter and social media. We thank everyone for turning out to take part in the collaborative and informative environments brought to life by the various OpenText teams and experts, and we’re excited for what the digital future brings. As we say goodbye to another great year at Enterprise World, we turn our attention to 2017 and to Toronto, Canada–the location for OpenText’s 19th annual Enterprise World. Take advantage of our special discounted offer for conference attendance fees here now. Thursday started off bright and early with a few fun selfies at the Elite Lounge, a place for our friends and partners to gather round and interact with experts in various OpenText solutions. There are definitely some perks to being an Elite member…. These are a few of my favourite things which makes #OpenText the #BestPlaceToWork ✨ #ilovemycolleagues #OTEW pic.twitter.com/mhFKvLFrqi — rana aluraibi (@ranoon) July 14, 2016 HUGE Thanks to our customers & partners for dropping by the Elite lounge. It's great 2C familiar & new faces! #OTEW pic.twitter.com/9iADis6J2J — rana aluraibi (@ranoon) July 14, 2016 We loved everyone’s enthusiasm. Especially when wearing our foam OpenText cowboy hats! Starting early on our last day of meetings #OTEW pic.twitter.com/caTlO71C47 — Luis Fdez-Sanguino (@luisfersang) July 14, 2016 Even though it was the final day, it didn’t stop us from delivering our utmost in all of our breakout sessions and roundtable meetings. @CheckRajul @OTCC @OpenText Impressive turnout for the last day of a conference! — Stannie Holt (@Stannie_OT) July 14, 2016 Getting in one last booth before the doors close! #OTEW2016 #BL pic.twitter.com/asRRwcGFLY — Colleen Mewing (@cocomewing) July 14, 2016 The energy at the conference was enough to make you think it would last for another few days, but alas, all things come to an end… Final product of @opentext cookies for their Enterprise World 2016! Huge thanks to my hubs & friend Jo for all their help making these 900 {hand piped} logos! #OTEW A photo posted by Baked in Nashville (@bakedinnashville) on Jul 14, 2016 at 11:18am PDT However, cookies make everything better. Our final sendoff for Enterprise World was to treat everyone to a great show at the Grand Ole Opry, the most famous country music stage in all of Tennessee. Most popular country singers have performed on the stages of the Opry, and it continues to be a huge attraction for tourists from all over the world. We could tell our guests were having a grand ole’ time… People dancing!!! I can't imagine a best way to finish this awesome Enterprise World #OTEW2016 #OTEW pic.twitter.com/29j07jDWGw — Isidre Royo (@IsidreRoyo) July 15, 2016 Soon to say goodbye to Nashville and very enjoyable, informative and friendly OpenText 2016! #OTEW2016 — Alan Pelz-Sharpe (@alan_pelzsharpe) July 14, 2016 The Events Team at OpenText are already hard at work preparing for the 2017 Enterprise World in Toronto, Canada, but we look back on 2016 with pride and excitement. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful turnout and see y’all next year! To keep up with updates for all things OpenText Customer Care, check out the social media pages from the Customer Care team: Twitter: @OTCC Facebook: @OTCustomerCare And don’t forget to read more of the blogs like this one here.

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Enterprise World 2016: Best Tweets of Wednesday

Wednesday’s breakout sessions at Enterprise World 2016 were filled with attendees and experts sharing their experiences and collaborating on various OpenText solutions. To keep you in the loop, here’s a roundup of some of the best tweets of the events as they unfolded. Looking forward to the new frontiers #Magellan will open in #CognitiveComputing @OpenText! https://t.co/s0md2BkKX0 — Stannie Holt (@Stannie_OT) July 13, 2016 We had some great feedback still flowing in from the announcement of Magellan by OpenText, a new way to look at open-ended app development using cognitive environments. Overwhelmed. @OpenText Global Technology Partner of the Year #OTEW2016 pic.twitter.com/R7t6Kaqxqk — Shinydocs (@Shinydocs) July 12, 2016 We celebrated great achievements with our partners and colleagues… Wakey Wakey! You don't miss the great #Businessnetwork sessions today. #OTEW #Opentext https://t.co/fkOr1W1f8z — Kim Proudfoot (@kimproudfoot) July 13, 2016 …But the sessions were about to begin. Throughout the day, we had an awesome turnout at the breakouts and speaker events. I can't believe she's our customer. The best #OpenText Elite champion around. #loyaltyrewarded #OTEW pic.twitter.com/76E4aUcgP0 — rana aluraibi (@ranoon) July 13, 2016 These are the faces of our passionate customers, partners and colleagues. This is my #OpenText! Perfect #OTEW day pic.twitter.com/A5cKe1dEoy — rana aluraibi (@ranoon) July 13, 2016 It's gonna be a sweet sweet day 🍬Welcome to day 2 of the #OTEW expo. Drop by the Elite lounge and grab one or 3 😉 pic.twitter.com/tsBYIDiL8Q — rana aluraibi (@ranoon) July 13, 2016 We met up with amazing customers and partners. One of the many benefits of visiting our Elite Lounge was meeting with our experts in various EIM solutions… and grabbing some sweet treats with a tasty espresso! Great job by our events team to setup the #OTEW expo hall! The place to come to see EIM in action @OpenText pic.twitter.com/XuinMm3L8c — Mark Morley (@MarkMorley) July 13, 2016 Some guests even had a bit of time to experience the beauty of the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center Resort in its entirety. These Delta riverboats meandered through the canals of the Delta section. Can you believe this is all indoors? What a hump day in Nashville at #OTEW. Not gonna lie but I am exhausted! — Sid (@dam_sid) July 14, 2016 We hear ya, Sid…. Our fabulous #OpenText Industry & Value Marketing experts after a productive #OTEW day. Cheers to an awesome team💫 pic.twitter.com/dqpycVc2P4 — rana aluraibi (@ranoon) July 14, 2016 The best part about the event was how engaging and informative all of the sessions were. After a long day that seemed to speed by, our colleagues took off to see some Nashville sights and experience a bit of the nightlife. Cheers! Great night celebrating our customers, partners & friends in #Nashville during #OTEW2016. pic.twitter.com/cqj9y8Dv8D — IQBG Inc. (@IQBGinc) July 14, 2016 What better way to say #TY to our valued customers & friends than a tour of Nashville #MusicCity @opentext #OTEW2016 pic.twitter.com/HzUCjc5t2d — IQBG Inc. (@IQBGinc) July 14, 2016 What a great way to end off a thrilling day.  

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Enterprise World 2016: Best Tweets Monday & Tuesday

While this year’s Enterprise World was buzzing with activity, some of us on the outside clung to the notifications on our Twitter and Facebook feeds to get a glimpse of the event itself. From the venue and the insightful speaker talks to the interactions between partners, colleagues, customers and solutions experts, some of the tweets coming in were inspiring and so hard to ignore (ok, so we’re a tiny bit jealous). Day 1: Monday The venue mesmerized us as the OpenText branding could be seen decorating almost every corner of the convention center. Nashville, we have arrived! #OTEW #opentext #next7days pic.twitter.com/ZHDeeC1zIA — Mandy Lam (@imandylam) July 9, 2016 Just look at the view! Wow. Biggest conference venue ever #OTEW pic.twitter.com/xRrUTJcnuz — Larry Kim (@larrykim) July 10, 2016 In case you’re wondering, the eatery on the right in Larry’s photo above is Stax, a burger joint in the Delta section of the convention center. The center resort is enormous with 4 giant sections that house restaurants, hotels, shopping areas, recreational and nightlife spots, not including the convention center itself. I am in awe of this place. So grateful to be here. It's going to be an amazing week! #OTEW pic.twitter.com/iYi0G2yay6 — Michael T. Foy (@FoyMichaelT) July 10, 2016 I’m in awe of those real-life indoor palm trees above. So #OTEW starts tomorrow, definitely something to do after the Euro2016. Looking forward to follow it from the sidelines (pardon the pun) — Søren Kragh Lindbo (@slindbo) July 10, 2016 Lots of great networking over cannolis and churros at Partner Summit this afternoon! Share your pictures w/ #OTEW. pic.twitter.com/Ud5qNjx1Xw — OpenText (@OpenText) July 11, 2016 A look inside the Partner Summit! What a great time to network with colleagues and share stories about the successes of our partners. #OTEW Great time at Partner Summit OTgearing up for the Year of the Partner – intense focus on helping partners be successful — John Price (@OT_JP) July 12, 2016 Day 2: Tuesday Tuesday was the start of Enterprise World 2016 and customers and colleagues from all over the world joined for an amazing start to our day with a keynote speech that revealed some amazing details on what’s coming up for OpenText. Bandaroo = Next generation of Enterprise Content Management and Social Software, changing the nature of work. #OTEW pic.twitter.com/po50t0hhuA — Project Bandaroo (@ProjectBandaroo) July 12, 2016 First up was the announcement of our new collaborative environment for integrating social networks with information engagement. Bandaroo received lots of praise after its first demo revealed a look at the bot interactivity and showcased secure information engagement. Check out the newly-launched Twitter page for Project Bandaroo for more information. Our second big announcement of the morning! Introducing #OpenText Magellan #OTEW pic.twitter.com/h7t7B5vdrV — OpenTextCustomerCare (@OTCC) July 12, 2016 Next up was another sensational announcement for Magellan, a highly cognitive platform that can be used to build apps by anyone, for anyone. #OpenText President Steve Murphy takes the stage to interview Tracy Costello, CIO, Insure the Box. #OTEW pic.twitter.com/2JmsTULyp3 — OpenTextCustomerCare (@OTCC) July 12, 2016 Our president Steve Murphy took to the stage with colleagues from Insure the Box, Alberta Energy Regulator and Westpac Banking Corporation for dialogues on the successes these companies have had with the implementation of various OpenText solutions. We heard wonderful and inspiring stories regarding new technologies being developed as a result of these partnerships. Media is hot here at #OTEW with Experience Suite 16 and Process Suite #cem demo on main stage pic.twitter.com/iIURN9ikLH — marci maddox (@mmaddox2Tx) July 12, 2016 Executive Vice President of Engineering Muhi Majzoub hosted various demos on Release 16 suites, showcasing some of the best features available. having @Cmdr_Hadfield on stage at #OTEW makes me a proud Canadian and a proud OpenText'er #bestplacetowork — Adriana Romero (@maplepapaya) July 12, 2016 Finally, we had the honor and privilege of watching Colonel Chris Hadfield deliver an amazing speech to round off the keynote sessions. He captivated our audience and led us through a fantastic commentary about risk, filled with anecdotes and inspiring words to keep pushing ourselves beyond the limits. Can we say we were starstruck? Conference attendees checking out the local sites. #OTEW #BL pic.twitter.com/3R3fi8xqPK — Colleen Mewing (@cocomewing) July 11, 2016 We had a sneak peek of some awesome selfies at popular photo spots in Nashville. Keep ’em comin’ everyone! Tag your photos with #OTEW on any social media platform for a chance to be featured in our daily Enterprise World Media roundup.

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Enterprise World 2016: Monday Pre-Conference Recap

Enterprise World got off to a great start! OpenText’s annual conference held in Nashville, TN opened with amazing energy as the pre-conference events continued throughout the day. The Developer and Innovation Labs opened first thing Monday morning, with attendees exploring OpenText solutions and learning how to develop features for open-ended applications. Both labs are open throughout the week! Check out our agenda. Our software engineers and product experts are leading the labs with developer tips and tricks for collaborating with apps using OpenText platforms. Furthermore, the OpenText Partner Summit succeeded in bringing together the best of the best. We heard empowering and informative speeches on the successes of OpenText partners, including updates to the Global Partner Program, which paved the way for discussion about the OpenText vision and strategy. Our friends visiting Nashville for the event took to social media to give the world an insider look at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. Below are a few tweets that highlighted some of the moments when our attendees and experts entered the convention center for the first time: To keep up with all the updates, check out the social media pages from the Customer Care team: Twitter: @OTCC Facebook: @OTCustomerCare And don’t forget to read more of the blogs like this one here!

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Enterprise World 2016: The Essential Guide to Buying Your Cowboy Boots

This year, OpenText is proud to host its 18th annual Enterprise World in Nashville, TN, “Music City.” No doubt you’re aware that there are lots of attractions, music bars, restaurants and sights to see in Nashville. But the sign of a great trip is the snazzy souvenirs you bring home with you! And in Nashville, you’re almost guaranteed to bring back something that’s got to do with cowboy boots. Before you step into any western clothing store in Nashville, we’ve put together the essential guide for cowboy boot success. I dare you to try on a pair of cowboy boots and not fall in love. Cowboy boots are versatile and exceptional, comfortable and different, stylish but hardy. A good pair can last you a long time; a great pair will instantly transform your mood anytime you wear them. The size, fit and overall shape are all important factors to keep in mind when you pick out your first pair. You will want to also pay attention to the little details: the size of the toe, the tabs, the upper material, heel height and of course, the embroidery or visual design. When finding your perfect pair of cowboy boots, however, the odds are sometimes against you. There are literally thousands of boot designs and styles to choose from. So we’ll start with the basics. First, cruise through the racks of boots in the store. Sometimes, a pair of boots may jump out at you immediately. Other times, it will take time to go through the different colors, styles and designs as you peruse the options. Embroidered designs or molded leather add interest to cowboy boots. Look for designs that are set apart from the rest. A destroyed leather look, glossy appearance or matte color is particularly striking. As soon as you’ve picked up a pair, have a look at the structure of the boot. There are five parts to a cowboy boot: the shank, tabs, toes, sole and heel. The shank is the main neck of the boot that leads up to the wearer’s calf. This is the part that often features designs embroidered or molded on. If you’re looking to show off the design, you may want to search for one that’s embellished on the toe of the boot instead. Look at the tabs at the back of the shank along the heel line. These tabs play an important part in making sure that the cowboy boot pulls onto your foot without problems. Next, look at the toes. There are several different kinds of toe styles, such as pointed, squared-off, rounded and angular. While the shift in recent years has been towards more pointy styles, it all depends on your preference, of course. Cowboy boot toes slant upwards because they are meant to fit into saddle stirrups and are easier to slide feet into than traditional shoes. The sole can feature multiple materials, although a leather sole ensures the best comfort. In addition, some boot styles feature anti-slip rubber soles. Consider the heel height. In Western movies, cowboy boots typically had a thicker heel to make the actors more imposing, but lower heels may be easier to walk in. The heel can have two styles: Western, which angles inwards to the sole and Roper, which stretches straight down. Pay attention to what kind of material the boot is made from. Some types of leathers such as cow or ostrich leather are much more flexible than others. Cowboy boots can also be made from python or alligator skins, which are more exotic. As a result, the price tag for a good pair of real-leather cowboy boots will run no less than $200 US. Regardless of what type of material you choose, all boots will require regular maintenance and care. A benefit to owning a pair of cowboy boots is that leather is stretchy and breathable, so eventually the boot will shape nicely to your feet. Once you find that one true pair, the appeal will last for life! Even if you change up your pair of boots in the future, there’s always something great about picking out a pair of boots that were made for walkin’! Register for Enterprise World today to size up your perfect boots and get learn about OpenText products at our breakout sessions, design labs and workshops from  July 11-14. No spurs needed!

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Enterprise World 2016: Best Honky-Tonks and Music Bars in Nashville

You’re registered to attend Enterprise World 2016.  You have your itinerary in-hand. Enterprise World is packed full of activities to keep you busy, but make sure you find some time to explore Nashville, TN too. It’s easy to get lost in the beautiful city of Nashville, home to OpenText’s 18th annual Enterprise World. Nashville is known as “Music City” and is where many famous musicians began their careers – and some just never left! So grab some colleagues or new friends, discover the music culture and visit some of the best music bars and honky-tonks this side of the Mississippi. To start you off, I’ve whipped up a list of acclaimed spots, including local holes-in-the-wall to the finest pubs. Feeling adventurous? The best area to find live music venues is at the District, a combination of 3 smaller districts in Nashville: Downtown, Gulch and Sobro. Here’s a quick tip. Even though all restaurants are technically smoke-free, many bars still have smoking and non-smoking sections. Good news for some, bad news for others. Best Honky-Tonks and Music Bars in Nashville BB King Blues Club & Grill An all-in-one live music bar and restaurant that will satisfy music, food and drink aficionados. Features a menu packed with Southern comfort foods and flavors that hail “from New Orleans all the way to the Mississippi Delta” and happy hours from 6-12 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you’re lucky enough to buy tickets to a live show, get 2-for-1 drink deals. Located on 152 2nd Avenue North. Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge This bar is pretty distinctive as its exterior is painted a grape-juice purple. The inside is just as striking, with an upper and lower level including a rooftop, each of them features a bar and stage for upcoming songwriters and seasoned pros to play a few tunes. This place has a unique history, having seen the likes of Kris Kristofferson, Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson and serving as the setting for films such as the Coal Miner’s Daughter. There’s even an Elvis statue outside in front of Legends Corner for selfies. If you order any of their specialty drinks, you get a free Tootsie’s tumbler or a tall glass to take home. Located on 422 Broadway. Lonnie’s Western Room Got a tune you’ve been itching to belt out? Why not try to embarrass yourself and your friends at Lonnie’s, an acclaimed spot for every tourist to test out their vocal strings. The likes of Kathy Griffin and Jimmy Fallon have visited this rugged country bar. The venue also appeared in popular magazines such as Stuff Magazine and Esquire and in advertisements for Chevy Silverado trucks. Located on 308 Church Street. Bluebird Café If you’re a Taylor Swift or Garth Brooks fan, visit the venue that launched their careers! The café has been around since 1982 and has seen many faces, old and new, travel through the stage. There’s a strict “Shhhh!” policy in place to pay respect to performing artists, so don’t plan on going here if you’re feeling conversational. Located on 4104 Hillsboro Pike. Layla’s Bluegrass Inn Find quality talent in a variety of genres at this location, from Bluegrass to Americana and Newgrass to Rockabilly! The sign screams “Broadway” but the musical notes drifting from within have a pure unparalleled Southern sound. Located on 418 Broadway. Wildhorse Saloon If you want free line dancing lessons, a club-lounge feel, live music and award-winning food, the Wildhorse Saloon is your spot. Take a selfie with some of its running horse statues, then try the fried pickles and hot chicken that’s all the rage. You pay a cover charge of $6, but the live acts won’t heckle you for tips! Located at 120 Second Avenue North. The Row Kitchen & Pub With 24 Southern Craft Beers available, this is one spot you won’t want to miss. Every night, there’s a new live show. Try the pancakes, omelets or French toast for breakfast, then coast into the evening with a juicy steak or famous Smoke Stack burger. Located on 110 Lyle Avenue. Station Inn “It’s THE Destination for bluegrass and acoustic music,” says Mr. John Cowan who was the lead singer of Nashville-native band New Grass Revival. If you have a soft spot for intense guitar riffs or for impressive vocal skills, head on down to the Station Inn and order yourself some pub fare. Pizza, hot dogs, nachos, beer and coolers are the perfect complement to catch a show at this venue. Located on 402 12th Avenue South. Legends Corner You’ll want to soak in your surroundings at this place: the walls are decorated with a 12 string guitar featuring Johnny Cash’s autograph, along with dozens of album covers from legendary country singers. Catch tunes from an authentic Juke Box, watch a live band playing and shimmy on the dance floor. Located on 428 Broadway. Exit/IN A great venue for popular acts and newcomers to play tunes. In the past, performers such as Bon Jovi, Jewel and Gavin DeGraw sang on Exit/IN’s stages. The bar is pretty standard, but, if you ask for food, you just might score a sweet deal: they’ll offer you $4 HotPockets that the website claims are “the best in Tennessee.” Located on 2208 Elliston Place. Robert’s Western World Robert’s Western World is a lively traditional country bar which has been deemed “Hillbilly Heaven.” The bar also features a merchandise store where you can find the best boots in town. Check out their boot koozies too. Located on 416 Broadway. Check out some bonus places listed below too: No. 308 Locals and tourists alike love to congregate at this hipster scene-dance venue (featuring all genres, mostly golden decade music or vinyl spins). Happy Hour is from 5-7 p.m., Sunday to Friday. The Guardian, GQ, Southern Living, NY Times have all featured articles on No. 308. Signature shooters are named for famous writers such as Hunter S. Thompson and Dorothy Parker. Located on 407 Gallantin Avenue. Patterson House Don’t let the exterior fool you! Meant to look like a 1930s-era prohibition place, Patterson House is called a “speakeasy,” hence why the bar is tucked inside an unassuming location. The décor adds to the experience of feeling as if you are transported directly into the 1930s. The substantial list of martini drinks includes an impressive preparation ritual! Located on 1711 Division Street. We want to hear about your escapades in Nashville, so send us photos of the music bars you visited! #OTEW

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Enterprise World 2016: Top Instagram-Worthy Spots in Nashville

While you’re in Nashville, TN for OpenText’s Enterprise World 2016, you’ll undoubtedly want to capture memories of “Music City,” whether you sample the great food, check out some honky-tonks or pick out a pair of cowboy boots. Other times, you might want to take center stage for a few selfies, and Nashville’s got a beautiful cityscape to help with that. In this post, you’ll find a list of the top spots in Nashville to take amazing photographs! Instagram-Worthy Spots in Nashville I Believe in Nashville Mural One of the most iconic series of murals in Nashville, “I Believe in Nashville” is a slogan and graphic composed by artist Adrien Saporiti that pioneers a change in thought about the city in its entirety. As Saporiti noted for The Tennessean, Nashville is more “than just cowboy boots and rhinestones.” It features a plethora of cultures that have blended together to create a unique identity through the food and music. The murals have been featured in a variety of national magazines and as backdrops for celebrity selfies. You’ll find them all over the city at the following locations: 2700 12th Avenue South, 1402 Clinton Street, 1306 McGavock Street and 917 Woodland Street. Tucked right in the corner of Montrose and 12th Avenue South is Draper James, the flagship store for Reese Witherspoon’s clothing line. The exterior’s beautiful white brick walls are nicely complemented with a blue and white striped pattern on the south wall, where several fashion bloggers and fans of Ms. Witherspoon have snapped their Instagram photos. Check it out and pop in the store for a look at some timeless Southern apparel! Located on 2608 12th Avenue South.  Berry Hill’s House of Blues Studios If you want to get some photos with famous faces, travel to the neighborhood of Berry Hill. It feels like another town entirely but it’s worth the drive when you get to see painted portraits of famous musicians such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix! Take a picture beside your favorite celebrity musician at 517 E Iris Drive at the yard fence beside Studio C.  Willie Nelson Wall Texas-born Willie Nelson moved to Nashville in 1960 and released his first acclaimed album after two years of living there. As a tribute to his success and iconic presence in the genre of country music, local artists painted the Willie Nelson wall on Almond Street behind the Hampton Inn & Suites. Located at 399 Almond Street. Parthenon 100 years following the State of Tennessee’s entry into the Union in 1796, city representatives organized the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition to commemorate the completion of the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, as tribute to the longstanding progression of the city. It is said that Nashville was known as the “Athens of the South.” It’s still a fitting moniker. Inside, you will find a reproduction of the Athena Parthenos statue that’s 13 m (42 ft) high. Located in Centennial Park.  Printer’s Alley One of the most recognizable sightseeing areas in Nashville, the alley is home to various honky-tonks and dive bars. It used to be an actual printer’s alley, where multitudes of printing businesses operated. Over time, the bars and honky-tonks moved into the location to support the stream of workers. Eventually, the printing businesses disappeared altogether, leaving the bars and explosive music scene behind. Catch all the action on Third and Fourth between Union and Church Streets. Antique Steam Locomotive in Centennial Park Locomotive #576 currently sits in Centennial Park as a monument to the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis railways that ran through the region for 107 years. The locomotive is receiving a lot of attention in the news as local locomotive clubs are lobbying to have the steam engine restored to its former glory. Located in Centennial Park.  Elvis Presley at Legends Corner Take a photo with Elvis! If you happen to visit Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, head next door to Legends Corner to see this tourist attraction. Try a little boogie with Elvis and snap a photo! Located at 428 Broadway. Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge At night when the lights are turned up, the Pedestrian Bridge crossing the Cumberland River is a true spectacle to see. Turn your camera to night mode and be sure to grab some pictures of this gorgeous structure. Located off of 3rd Avenue South on the western side. Alternatively, access the bridge from S 1st Street. Be sure to tag us in your photos as you post them #OTEW We’d love to see your impressions of Nashville while you attend Enterprise World 2016.

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Enterprise World 2016: Nashville’s Top 10 Food & Drinks

This year, OpenText is proud to host Enterprise World 2016 in “Music City U.S.A”—Nashville, TN. While everyone knows about Nashville’s country music scene, you may not be aware that the city is also home to some of the finest cuisine around! Here’s a list below of a top 10 must-try signature food and drinks to help you make the most of your time in Nashville. Immersed in a stream of photographs and food articles, this blog post was, admittedly, difficult to write. I grew hungry and found myself distracted from my task. I’d take a bite of the sad little sandwich I made for lunch, and long for the savory Southern comfort food outlined below. Top 10 Food & Drinks in Nashville Bushwacker: Although this signature drink originated from St. Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Islands or Pensacola, Florida (depending on who you talk to), it’s now a Nashville favorite. Part milkshake, part cocktail, with a mix of Rum or Kahlua and a shot of coffee. It packs a powerful punch when prepared in some popular Nashville restaurants—the brain freeze could be due to the substitution of whiskey for rum or how many you’ve downed without realizing it! Sample the Bushwacker at places like Broadway Brewhouse or Edley’s Bar-B-Que. Meat & Three: Meat & Three is the traditional arrangement of food on an entrée, where one chooses a single meat from a selection of steak, pork chop, fried chicken, catfish or country ham, then picks three sides (such as Mac ‘n’ Cheese, potatoes, vegetables or corn). Ignore the carbs and savor the flavors at Monell’s Dining and Catering or Arnold’s Country Kitchen. Sweet Potato Pancakes: Southerners love sweet potatoes. Sweet Potatoes are an unexpected, but perfect complement to this traditional breakfast, and taste amazing when smothered in syrup. Grab a few layers of sweet potato pancakes from the Pancake Pantry or Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant. They top off their pancakes with pulled pork! Sweet Tea: Wash down a pulled pork or brisket BBQ meal with the refreshing staple of Southern drinks, Sweet Tea. It’s basically an iced tea with a dash of sugar to sweeten it up. According to many, the best sweet teas are found at places like Hattie B’s Hot Chicken or The Stillery. Hot Chicken: Did you know that in the South, chicken is also called yard bird? “Hot chicken” is either thigh, breast or chicken wing marinated in buttermilk, battered and fried, then coated in an intense cayenne pepper paste that gives the hot chicken its signature red color. It’s safe to say that this is a spicy one! Try the original hot chicken from Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack or Hattie B’s. Chili Mac ‘N’ Cheese: Mac ‘N’ Cheese dish is an iconic Southern comfort food tradition. The addition of green chili peppers to some Mac ‘N’ Cheese dishes in Nashville knocks this one out of the park. Find the best Mac ‘N’ Cheese at Park Café or Fat Bottom Brewing. Red Velvet Cake: Another Southern staple—this time of the dessert variety—is Red Velvet Cake, which takes its signature red layers from either beets, brown sugar, extract or red food coloring, depending on where you sample it. The ingredients are combined in a way that produces the lightest, fluffiest interior, topped with cream cheese frosting. Savor the flavor at the Cupcake Collection or Sweet 16th Bakery. Farm Burger: What kind of meal is an all-in-one breakfast, lunch and dinner? A farm burger, of course! Originating from Pharmacy Burger Parlor in East Nashville, this burger pays homage to the creativity and ingenuity of chefs who always look for ways to reinvent the old. Featuring a Tennessee patty on a bun with bacon and ham, and topped with a fried egg, this is a burger you won’t want to miss. Try it at the Parlor or Burger Republic. Fried Catfish:  It’s not exactly the most aesthetic seafood out there, but when brined, battered and breaded in cornmeal, then fried, the catfish meal is one to try. It looks like fried chicken, but isn’t greasy since cornmeal doesn’t retain much oil. In short, the taste is addictive. Be prepared for seconds! Typically served with traditional Southern sides such as mashed corn, potatoes or slaw. Find fried catfish at places like Arnold’s Country Kitchen or Loveless Café. Bacon Old Fashioned: I couldn’t resist adding in at least one drink that pays homage to good ole bourbon from neighboring Kentucky. The Bacon Old Fashioned features a trifecta of flavors—the salty, smoky and sweet of bacon, coffee-pecan and maple syrup—all in combination with the smoothness of a bourbon whiskey. Watch bartenders dressed in prohibition-era clothing prepare your Bacon Old Fashioned with a bit of flair at the Patterson House. It’s not quite a dinner-and-a-show, but you’ll be glad you ordered it all the same. As you cruise through the streets of Nashville looking for a place to whet your whistle or stomp your feet, remember to stop and smell the bacon and order some traditional Southern fare. I’ll be envying you! Snap pictures of your Nashville food and tag us with #OTEW.

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