Corel® WordPerfect® Office X5 Wins Best of FOSE for Desktop Software

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Government Computer News Recognizes Corel® WordPerfect® Office X5 as an Innovative Technology Product at FOSE 2010

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WordPerfect Office X5 adds functionality that’s critical for government departments. This product stands out from the competition - it’s clear that Corel truly understands the government market and its needs.

Corel Corporation today announced that Corel® WordPerfect® Office X5, the newest version of the world’s leading alternative to Microsoft® Office, has won the Best of FOSE award in the Desktop Software Category. Awarded by Government Computer News (GCN), the Best of FOSE awards program recognizes outstanding and innovative IT products for government exhibited during the annual FOSE exhibition.

“More than ever, government departments are looking for tools that enable them to complete projects on time and on budget,” said John Breeden, Lab Director for GCN.“WordPerfect Office X5 adds functionality that’s critical for government departments. This product stands out from the competition - it’s clear that Corel truly understands the government market and its needs.”

More than 65 companies submitted a total of nearly 100 new products for consideration during this year’s competition. All together, 15 companies were recognized across a broad range of categories.

GCN’s editors and technology analysts reviewed the new products and chose the winners based on four criteria: innovation; usability/applicability to government; relative performance based on specifications; and value.

“We are honored to win a GCN Best of FOSE award, which represents strong validation of the latest version of WordPerfect Office X5, which we have only just released,” said Jason Larock, Director of Product Management, Office Productivity for Corel. “The specific needs of government departments are paramount in planning new features and functionality, and WordPerfect Office X5 incorporates many of the requirements that our government clients have requested of us. We look forward to continued work with our government customers to ensure we deliver an office productivity solution that lets them work efficiently and effectively.”                                

Corel WordPerfect Office X5 delivers enhanced online collaboration tools, a new integrated email client and expanded file format support. The latest version of WordPerfect Office has been designed to offer users even greater flexibility in how they work, both online and offline. For more information about WordPerfect Office X5, or to download a fully-functional, free trial, visit

About Government Computer News (1105 Government Information Group)
1105 Government Information Group is the leading provider of integrated information and media for the government information technology market. Our comprehensive portfolio of print, online, event, custom media and research products distinctively serves the information needs of the government IT buying team—agency executives, program managers, IT managers and systems integrators—across all segments of federal, state and local government. Flagship news and information brands include Defense Systems, Federal Computer Week, FEND, GCN, and Washington Technology. Flagship events include the Federal 100, FOSE, GCN Gala, GovSec, U.S. Law and a series of conferences focused on collaboration, networking and education.

About Corel
Corel is one of the world's top software companies with more than 100 million active users in over 75 countries. We develop software that helps people express their ideas and share their stories in more exciting, creative and persuasive ways. Through the years, we've built a reputation for delivering innovative, trusted products that are easy to learn and use, helping people achieve new levels of productivity. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards for software innovation, design and value.

Our award-winning product portfolio includes some of the world's most widely recognized and popular software brands, including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, Corel® PaintShop Photo®, Corel® VideoStudio®, Corel® WinDVD®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip® and Corel® Digital Studio™.

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