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Ladies and gentlemen, Open Text is proud to announce the winner and finalists of the GlobalStar Awards contest. A contest that recognizes forward thinking companies in enterprise content management and occurs at the annual LiveLinkUp conference. (drum roll please...)By capitalizing on the current emphasis in ECM with regard to connecting content silos (Open Text CEO John Shackleton has blogged about this topic recently), Biotech company Genzyme came out on top of this year’s contest. Founded in Boston in 1981, Genzyme has grown from a small start-up to a diversified enterprise with annual revenues exceeding US$3 billion and more than 9,500 employees in locations around the globe. Genzyme earned the coveted GlobalStar Award by implementing a LiveLink ECM solution supporting global content management in order to connect disparate operational silos. The runner-ups for the GlobalStar Awards were: * T-Systems, who’s Livelink ECM-based project and document management system boasts over 40,000 users. * European Court of Human Rights, who implemented a Web-based knowledge, document, and case management mission critical system that supports over 700 internal users and millions of external users world-wide. * 46th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, U.S. Air Force, who implemented a Livelink ECM-based process supporting the coordination, file, and archive of Technical Data Packages, which describe the content and composition of each munition and provide storing and handling instructions. Genzyme represents an ideal real-world example of how companies can implement ECM technologies to gain greater value by reducing costs and improving processes and productivity -- something we can expect to see from more companies in the near future. We encourage you to learn more about Genzyme, the company; and Open Text, the solution provider.