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The Globe and Mail Notes Habanero's Contribution to the City of Langford's Collaboration Success

Habanero's work for the City of Langford was recognized in the November 28, 2006 issue of The Globe and Mail. In the article, Mike Palmer, Information Systems Administrator, City of Langford, points out how Habanero implemented a collaboration and document management solution based on Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server that rendered the City paperless.

Before partnering with Habanero, the City of Langford, one of BC's fastest growing municipalities, was having problems dealing with the volume of information it had to process – more than 170,000 documents and close to 2,000,000 pages of text. Habanero's solution helped the City increase productivity, increase time savings, improve staff collaboration, and improve document reliability and security.

Habanero and the City considered a variety of document management solutions, but selected SharePoint, as it was less expensive, more comprehensive, and offered easy integration and usability right out of the box. As Palmer states, "Technology should always make sense for the end-user, and our employees light up when they discover all the tools and benefits with SharePoint. Implementing SharePoint has brought about a veritable business transformation within the City of Langford."

The Globe and Mail article discusses the many benefits of collaboration systems and notes their increasing importance for businesses. According to the article, which references a recent International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada report, "The value of the collaborative application market in Canada will reach almost $160-million this year, and grow to over $180-million by 2010?"1

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1. Paul Lima, "Everyone on the same page," The Globe and Mail, November 28, 2006, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061128.tq-collab28/BNStory/GlobeTQ/

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