Xythos Adds Over 200,000 Academic Users in Third Quarter Applications Becoming a Part of Enterprise Infrastructure

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Xythos Software, a leading developer of basic document management and collaboration software, today announced that more than a dozen institutions purchased new software licenses for its Digital Locker and Enterprise Document Management Suites during the third quarter. The company cited increased demand for content security and compliance solutions and a growing interest in using its applications to provide a common content repository for web applications as key demand drivers.

Higher education institutions operate in an increasingly global community where the need for interoperability is high. It is crucial to find and implement the standards and

Xythos Software, a leading developer of basic document management and collaboration software, today announced that more than a dozen institutions purchased new software licenses for its Digital Locker and Enterprise Document Management Suites during the third quarter. The company cited increased demand for content security and compliance solutions and a growing interest in using its applications to provide a common content repository for web applications as key demand drivers.

New Xythos customers include Charlotte Law School, Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Colorado, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the University of Oklahoma, Roosevelt University, Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Illinois at Springfield, Laguna Beach Unified School District in California and California State University - Los Angeles. A combination of administrative, faculty and student users were licensed in each of these campus adoptions.

According to industry analysts at Gartner, Inc, "Higher education institutions operate in an increasingly global community where the need for interoperability is high. It is crucial to find and implement the standards and "de facto standard" technologies that will enable faculties, researchers and students to increase their personal productivity and to collaborate effectively in their communities.1

"Once we decided to implement an enterprise content management solution, we looked at a number of products that could address our needs and did our due diligence," stated Paul Bishop, Vice President, Information Technology at Santa Barbara City College. "We matched requirements to features, narrowed the field and did a 'bake-off.' The primary reason we selected Xythos was its ability to smoothly integrate with our current portal infrastructure (SGHE Luminus) and its scalability on top of all the other features, the Xythos browser interface and secure file access and storage made our decision a straightforward one," he remarked.

Web-enabled content collaboration plays an increasingly common role across a variety of academic processes and unites institutions as they perform research and other tasks together. Xythos helps these customers centralize content storage and reduce the costs associated with delivering content management services within multiple applications. "As schools like Santa Barbara Community College seek to better support the needs of mobile staff and students they are developing service oriented architectures to maximize their investments in web technologies," stated Ed Miller, CEO of Xythos. "Common repositories help eliminate content silos, reduce data duplication and enable institutions to focus on adding value at the application level while improving how content is managed and shared."

To learn more about Xythos solutions for education and view the latest Xythos academic customer case studies please visit: http://www.xythos.com/home/xythos/education.

1 Key Issues in Education, 2007, March 23, 2007 Michael Zastocky, Marti Harris, Jan-Martin Lowendahl, Bill Rust, Kraft Bell

Xythos Software is a leading developer of document management and collaboration software. Its online services and products are licensed to millions of users at commercial, education and government organizations around the world for managing and sharing content throughout its lifecycle. Try Xythos on Demand today at http://www.xythosondemand.com or visit http://www.xythos.com to learn more about how Xythos is making online document management safer and easier for everyone.

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