OmniUpdate Holds Its 5th Annual User Conference for Higher Education

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OmniUpdate Holds Its 5th Annual User Conference for Higher Education

2009 Theme: Navigating to Success in Web Content Excellence

Camarillo, Calif. – April 3, 2009 – OmniUpdate, Inc., the leading provider of web content management software (CMS) for higher education, held its annual user conference March 29-31, 2009, in Long Beach, CA. The conference enabled customers and partners to learn about and share insights on the latest web CMS, Web 2.0, and social networking technologies affecting colleges and universities today.

This year’s conference featured interactive sessions and best-practice workshops designed to help OmniUpdate’s web CMS users get the most from their institution's website. Topics included new product functionality, writing for the web, multimedia, CSS for mobile devices, webmaster tools, and integration with third-party student portal products. In addition, hands-on educational sessions were offered that specifically focused on enhancing the user’s knowledge associated with template and page tagging, as well as XML/XSL and content repurposing.

Keynote addresses were given by Mark Greenfield, Director of Web Services at University at Buffalo, and Stephanie Geyer, Associate Vice President of E-Communications and Web Strategy at Noel-Levitz. Session speakers included Rachel Reuben, Director of Web Communications and Strategic Projects, SUNY New Paltz; Jasmine Witham, Director of Web Services, San Mateo CCD; Sasha Peterson, Managing Director, Hobsons EMT; Ellen Kanner, Web Producer/Designer, Dartmouth College; Justin Gatewood, Webmaster, Victor Valley College; Nathan Gerber and Phil Taylor, Web Development Services, Utah Valley University; and Lynn Zawie and Michael Gasparino, University Communications, Stony Brook University.

During the conference, OmniUpdate announced its 2009 product roadmap and introduced and demonstrated some of the 25 new features currently pending release. Customers were encouraged to help prioritize these features by voting in an online survey found within the company’s new developer community, the OmniUpdate Community Network (OCN). According to Rachel Reuben, Director of Web Communication and Strategic Projects at SUNY New Paltz, “This conference was a great resource for OmniUpdate developers. It was a great way to share what we’re doing, learn new things, pick up great tips, extend our professional network, and have fun! In addition, I think that all attendees appreciated the opportunity to vote through the OCN for their favorite development requests.”

According to Lance Merker, President and CEO of OmniUpdate, “The feedback we get from our customers at this annual conference is extremely important to us, as it helps keep us in touch with their feature-set needs and the user experience. We think the OCN is a great new tool for our developer community, and we continue to be committed to helping all our customers create a truly dynamic web experience for their site visitors.”

About OmniUpdate, Inc.
OmniUpdate provides higher education institutions with enterprise-class web content management systems to easily and cost-effectively manage and enhance their web presence and take advantage of the latest web technologies. The company’s flagship web content management system (CMS), OU Campus, is a secure and scalable solution offering a complete feature set, extensible tools, and deployment flexibility supported by remarkable customer service and extensive community resources.

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