CNW website updated with cleaner look and better search feature

Jan 22, 2010, 10:12 ET from Canada NewsWire Ltd.

TORONTO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ - CNW has updated its website at and with a cleaner look and a better search functionality.

"This update included some exciting changes to the user experience," said David Furst, VP Technology, CNW Group. "But the project was also about improving the underlying technology."

CNW implemented a Web Content Management solution from Open Text Corporation.

"CNW came to us with a challenge," said Scott Bowen, Senior Vice President, Enterprise 2.0 Line of Business at Open Text. "They needed a robust platform to back one of Canada's busiest websites; one that contains numerous dynamic feeds in an always-on environment. This is exactly the kind of complexity our solutions are built to serve."

With so much content now available on the CNW site, a better system of searching within it was a necessary next step in the company's web development plan. Regular users of the site, including Canada's news media and financial community, will notice that CNW's new Advanced Search feature now employs Boolean logic; which uses a specific syntax to filter search terms for more accurate results. The new search feature indexes Photos, Webcasts and Podcasts in addition to News Releases.

About CNW

CNW Group is Canada's leading newswire and a global leader in news and information distribution services for professional communicators. Established in 1960, CNW is part of the International PR Newswire network, reaching news outlets in 135 countries worldwide. CNW Group provides electronic news distribution, targeting, monitoring, translation, MediaRoom, Webcast and disclosure services to corporate, government, associations, labour, not-for-profit and other customers worldwide. CNW Group helps Canadian and international organizations to connect with local and international audiences including the news media, the investment community and the general public. CNW Group is co-owned by two global leaders in news distribution: PR Newswire, based in New York City, USA and PA Group, based in London, UK. 1.877.CNW.7890

About Open Text

Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise content management, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting 50 million users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts(TM) to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit

SOURCE Canada NewsWire Ltd.