CGI enables unified communication for editors through the integration of CGI OpenMedia with Microsoft Teams


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MUNICH, September 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CGI (TSX:GIB.A) (NYSE:GIB) has integrated its OpenMedia end-to-end newsroom suite with Microsoft Teams to deliver a modern unified communications platform for today’s journalists and producers. With this enhanced platform, newsrooms will be able to address the workflow challenges posed by an increase in broadcasting channels, as well as newsgathering and remote production.

In line with the increasing priorities for digital transformation in recent years, a growing number of broadcasters around the world are adopting central communication platforms to help production teams collaborate while working across multiple channels and from remote locations. These platforms can help solve common problems with data sharing and collaboration workflows. For example, critical data should not be entered into core editorial systems from a remote location, and as a result, the data is not accessible to most users. A unified communication platform overcomes these kinds of challenges and enables more effective data sharing and collaboration.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, CGI integrated the chat and video conferencing features of Microsoft Teams with its OpenMedia solution to streamline communication channels for journalists and producers in newsrooms.

Michael Pfitzner, Vice President for Newsroom Solutions at CGI, emphasizes that this integration will resonate with news, current affairs and magazine programming teams everywhere. “More than ever before, news teams are more likely to be physically dispersed and/or working on multiple stories simultaneously across multiple channels,” he said. “The challenges associated with this evolution have been heightened by the circumstances of the past two years, increasing the need for a more flexible approach to news broadcast production. A reliable and unified communications platform has become a business necessity, and we believe the integrating CGI’s OpenMedia solution with Microsoft Teams will be a major step forward for news teams around the world.”

“CGI’s status as a Microsoft Gold Partner demonstrates its strong capabilities in integrating Microsoft technologies to drive innovation, collaboration, agility and efficiency,” he added. Holger Meinzer, Director Industry Relations Media & Telco at Microsoft Germany. “We are proud to partner with CGI to help editors meet today’s challenges in today’s rapidly evolving and highly competitive broadcasting industry. The combination of Microsoft Teams and CGI’s OpenMedia solution delivers a powerful platform for bringing news teams together and ensuring optimal communication and collaboration.”


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