It’s the end of an era for RedDot.
Enterprise content management vendor Open Text has retired its web content management arm RedDot in a recent consolidation/rebranding attack. The Web CMS software is staying put, but it is no longer called RedDot.
Say hello to the new Web Solutions family and to Daniel Kraft. Kraft was nice enough to spend some time to have a chat with me about what happened to RedDot. Kraft is Open Text’s SVP for Corporate Strategy who I tracked down via Twitter @danielkraft.
Q: You so fondly say in your blog “We will keep RedDot in our hearts.” What was the OTEX internal reaction to the announcement?
“On December 2008 we had to say good bye to one of our dearest friends – the RedDot. In an emotional ceremony all of his fellow co-workers gathered together to share great stories and express their respect for one of the greatest web visionaries of all times. When we had to enable everybody to change the web, RedDot was there for us! When 3,000 companies knocked on our doors to help them with their web solutions, RedDot was there for us! When two Canadian software companies looked for great acquisitions in WCM, RedDot was there for us. He was always there for us, our great friend, co-worker and admired leader. We have to say good bye now, but we promise that we will keep RedDot in our hearts…”
It is no secret that we love the “RedDot” and saying goodbye is never easy. But the team is even more excited to see the transition from a web technology provide to a leader in web centric solutions. This is not an end; it is the next step to underline our leadership position in that space.
Full article on CMSWire: Farewell, RedDot. Viva Open Text Web Solutions