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Grand Junction Daily Sentinel commits to 100% DTI SaaS Solutions
Colorado publisher is first to select all DTI software via DTI Cloud
Springville, UT-January 25, 2011-Digital Technology International (DTI™) has announced an industry first, ground-breaking agreement with The Daily Sentinel, in Grand Junction, Colorado. The newspaper, owned by the Seaton Group of Manhattan, KS, will be the first publisher to implement the entire suite of mission-critical DTI publishing solutions as SaaS, or Software-as-a-Service. All solutions will be served via DTI Cloud, which has been engineered as the industry's fastest, safest publishing cloud.
The Daily Sentinel is a long-term DTI customer for previous generation publishing products. Under this new agreement, their existing DTI ContentPublisher and DTI Advertising software will move from on-premises to DTI Cloud. The Daily Sentinel's commitment to the cloud publishing business model will expand, adding DTI Financials and DTI Circulation, the industry's leading newspaper circulation system with more than 1,000 installations worldwide, completing the DTI solution suite in DTI Cloud.
"We appreciate DTI's continued commitment to developing the next generation of publishing software and making it available today," said Daniel Humphries, publishing systems administrator, The Daily Sentinel. "We know that with DTI Cloud, we will be able to better adapt to the rapidly changing realities of newspaper production in today's economy."
Before selecting DTI, The Daily Sentinel completed a year-long evaluation of competitors' solutions. The evaluation requirements included experiencing all applications in action, assessing cost-effectiveness, and adhering to an overall best-practices approach.
"The Daily Sentinel's relationship with DTI spans almost two decades and we're proud to be able to continue our partnership," continued Humphries. "We embarked on a project to examine options from vendors that would provide a holistic approach to newspaper production. In the end, our team was impressed with not only the improvements to the DTI suite of software, but also the technology behind it. It was clear that putting the entire suite in the cloud will better suit our long-term needs."
"When selecting our cloud publishing solution, a major strategic factor for The Daily Sentinel was the vast reduction in their own hardware needs, and therefore their capital cost requirement," said Dan Paulus, vice president, Sales, Americas. "The Daily Sentinel did an in-depth ROI analysis to confirm that DTI Cloud would save them money overall. DTI Cloud will eliminate their on-site servers, and also decrease their future workstation cost. In addition, having their solutions in DTI Cloud ensures they will always enjoy the very latest version of each DTI solution, which was one of the group's main goals - and provides them with a major benefit."
All of DTI's publishing solutions are in live daily production via DTI Cloud at more than 200 newspapers. Some publishers are running from one to three DTI applications. The Daily Sentinel was the first to choose to deploy all DTI solutions via DTI Cloud. DTI's publishing data centers are located in Arizona and New York, serving publishers across North America, and in Frankfurt, Germany where it can serve customers across Europe, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Feb 22 2011, 10:24 AM
About Digital Technology International: Digital Technology International (DTI™) delivers audience-centric Web, print, and mobile solutions to publishers around the world. The company's unique technology and professional services help media organizations engage audiences by delivering targeted news, ads and entertainment. Whether onsite or via DTI Cloud (Software as a Service), DTI software helps customers generate new revenue, reduce costs, manage resources, and make more informed business decisions. Its solutions are successfully implemented at more than 2,000 customer sites around the globe with more than 200 publishing in DTI Cloud. DTI is headquartered near Salt Lake City, with offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Panama, Sweden, the United Kingdom and USA. DTI may be found on the Web at: www.dtint.com
Manager, Marketing Communications, Americas
About Kevin McCourt
Kevin McCourt is Vice President, Member Services and Events at Newspaper Association of America. He serves as a resource to newspaper and associate members, oversees mediaXchange.
Prior to his current position, he held positions at NAA including VP Associate Member Services, VP Advertising and Exhibition Sales, director, real estate and online classified advertising; and director of operations, RealFind USA, a for-profit real estate advertising aggregation program.
Prior to joining NAA, McCourt held positions of increasing responsibility at newspaper companies in circulation; marketing and new media; representing over 30 years experience in the newspaper media industry.