Sun-Times Media Live with First Phase of DTI Cloud Conversion

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More than 50 publications and 60 websites will be hosted in DTI Cloud. This marks the largest media organization to deploy its editorial software in a cloud computing environment.

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Sun-Times Media has reshaped their business and is moving forward with their focus on cloud computing which enables this change

Digital Technology International, (DTI™), announced today that the Sun-Times Media Group is now live with the first of three phases implementing DTI ContentPublisher in DTI Cloud, the company’s SaaS offering.

This phase includes five dailies and 11 weeklies in the Sun-Times Media’s west region of Chicago.

This marks the largest media organization to deploy its editorial software in a cloud computing environment. The project covers over 50 publications and 60 websites.

Having DTI ContentPublisher in DTI Cloud powers Sun-Times Media’s Web-first content strategy to integrate their workflow; allowing them to share resources and multimedia content throughout their entire group. The project facilitates better coordination of their Web and print processes, and the flexibility to access their media information from anywhere, and any time. DTI Cloud ensures that Sun-Times Media will always have the latest version of the DTI ContentPublisher software.

The completion of Phase One has established the foundation for the redesign of each of their 60 websites.

“The scope of the project is a major industry milestone and the speed of implementation was remarkable. The contract was signed in spring and we had our first group of newspapers live by September. This is one of the smoothest system transitions we’ve ever experienced,” said Fred Lebolt, senior vice president, News Operations, Sun-Times Media.

“Sun-Times Media has reshaped their business and is moving forward with their focus on cloud computing which enables this change,” said Dan Paulus, vice president, Sales Americas, DTI. “Sun-Times Media wanted to transform their newsrooms to their Sun-Times Universal Media Desk platform and this project has accomplished that for them.”

Sun-Times Media selected DTI Cloud for its secure highly redundant data center, abundant bandwidth and the highest level of network availability in the industry.

All three phases of the project will be completed in early 2011.

Sun-Times Media serves more than 300 communities across the region and includes the Chicago Sun-Times and Suntimes.com; seven suburban daily newspapers, including the Beacon-News (Aurora, Ill.), Courier-News (Elgin, Ill.), Herald-News (Joliet, Ill.), Lake County News-Sun (Waukegan, Ill.), Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.) and the SouthtownStar (Tinley Park, Ill.); 39 weekly newspapers published by the Pioneer Press and 11 weekly Sun newspapers, as well as websites for those newspapers, centerstagechicago.com, RogerEbert.com, SearchChicago.com and YourSeason.com.

About Digital Technology International: Digital Technology International (DTI™) delivers audience-centric Web, print, and mobile solutions to publishers around the world. The company's unique technology and professional services help media organizations engage audiences by delivering targeted news, ads and entertainment. Whether onsite or via DTI Cloud (Software as a Service), DTI software helps customers generate new revenue, reduce costs, manage resources, and make more informed business decisions. Its solutions are successfully implemented at more than 2,000 customer sites around the globe with more than 100 publishing in DTI Cloud. DTI is headquartered near Salt Lake City, with offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Panama, Sweden, the United Kingdom and USA. DTI may be found on the Web at: http://www.dtint.com

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801-853-5068

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DTI
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