CEO Blog

The CEO of OpenText, Mark Barrenechea, shares his insights and observations on enterprise information management and the latest technologies.

OpenText acquires Guidance Software

I am pleased to announce that today, Guidance Software, the makers of EnCase, the gold standard in forensic security, joins…

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OpenText Acquires Covisint

Today is a very exciting day for OpenText customers as we announce the acquisition of Covisint, the leading Cloud platform…

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How Will We Measure the Golden Age?

Industrial revolutions tend to benefit the rich more than the poor, initially. They all begin with great inequality. In unequal…

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The Impact on Government

“Good enough” as a measure for government work is no longer good enough. The changing nature of the citizenry (Millennials…

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The Digital Self

Just as our analog notion of self (flesh and blood) consists of RNA and DNA, our digital sequence—let us call…

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Enterprise World 2017: The Future of Digital—from Engagement to Insight

Software changes the world. Today’s technologies have radically transformed both enterprise and consumer spaces, re-shaping our expectations about how we…

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The Impact on the Person

The “Physical” Self The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is expected to accelerate knowledge like never before. As I mentioned previously,…

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The Rise of the Machine

It is happening so fast it cannot be stopped. From Oxford to MIT to Harvard to the World Economic Forum,…

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New Skills are Required

Over the last decade much attention has been applied to a handful of skills for the professional worker. This is…

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Industries are Transformed

Every industry will be transformed by new technologies, a new workforce, new business models, and new buyer expectations. All businesses…

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New Business Models Emerge

New business models have emerged in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) that distinguish themselves from “the way business was conducted” in…

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The Impact on Business

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is servicing new market needs while simultaneously disturbing existing products and services. New business models…

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Ingenious: How Canadian Innovation Made the World a Better Place

What do the electric light bulb, peanut butter, the zipper, basketball, the Declaration of Human Rights, Saturday Night Live, the…

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

What makes the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) different from the Third Industrial Revolution (3IR)? Well, everything. It is marked by…

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Revolutions. Industrial or Otherwise

The Fourth Industrial Revolution changes everything. Although it has many names—Industry 4.0, Digitalization, the Singularity, the Internet of Things (IoT),…

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Is the Microphone Working?

Testing, one, two, three. Testing, one, two three. Can you hear me? Is the microphone working? Testing (tapping on the…

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Introducing The Golden Age of Innovation

By all accounts, we are entering the Golden Age of Innovation, which many are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Some…

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International Women’s Day – Be Bold for Change

Progress is the result of human action. The proof is in our history of innovation—from eradicating disease to exploring space…

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OpenText Strengthens EIM Portfolio with Completion of ECD Acquisition

In September, OpenText entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD), including Documentum. I am…

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Top Tech Trends for 2017

Information technologies are accelerating at an exponential rate, ushering in the fourth industrial revolution. This is a digital revolution and…

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