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Tampa, Fla., March 1, 2010 – SAXOTECH, a leader in content management solutions, announced today that The Durango Herald and Cortez Journal (southwest Colorado) have selected the SAXOTECH Managed Hosted Mediaware Center, along with Archive and SAXOTECH Online for their print and online media products.

The SAXOTECH Managed Hosted Mediaware Center, with its intuitive, feature-rich platform, and SAXOTECH Online as a front-end digital delivery system will provide The Durango Herald and Cortez Journal with a complete publishing system as a hosted service. Designed to support both digital and print channels, SAXOTECH's Managed Hosted Mediaware Center was created to maximize planning, budgeting, workflow and efficiency in the newsroom.

"Our first objective was to find a content management solution that demonstrated a proven ability to generate efficiencies in the newsroom and give us the capacity to centralize and share content," said Amy Maestas, news editor, The Durango Herald. "We found that system with the SAXOTECH Mediaware Center. After researching our IT needs, we realized the additional benefits we'd gain if we went with SAXOTECH's Managed Hosted Mediaware Center. We can now look forward to using our resources in a way that will directly impact our readers."

The Managed Hosted Mediaware Center will provide The Durango Herald and Cortez Journal's content producers and editors with a robust platform and high-performance tools to organize stories, manage content, and plan based on resource availability. By managing each new story in the same system from conception through delivery to multiple platforms, users will get more out of their work and realize greater efficiency and production speed.

"We are very pleased with our decision to implement SAXOTECH's Managed Hosted Mediaware Center," said Robin Allmon, Operations Manager, Cortez Journal. "This state-of-the-art solution will allow us to maximize content sharing between properties and achieve greater newsroom efficiencies."

In the office, or on location, The Durango Herald and Cortez Journal will have a solution that is accessible from anywhere. Producers will be able to collaborate, check assignments, book resources, access materials and monitor development through final layout of both print and digital publications.

The advanced hosted service is a complete managed platform for 24/7 operation of online business applications and infrastructure. The Durango Herald and Cortez Journal will realize immediate benefits including access to the latest software, faster deployment times, better asset use and efficient systems optimization. And with no upfront investment in time or capital needed to configure and maintain new servers, the media company will gain the ability to refocus resources keeping costs down to stay competitive. The hosted environment is highly secure and additional capacity is always available to ensure that all applications are consistently running at peak performance. The result is better quality content for both print and digital channels and a more integrated and efficient newsroom.

"Working with The Durango Herald and Cortez Journal during their selection process was an enjoyable experience and we admire their forward thinking and ability to adapt and to change," said Jesper Frank, vice president of sales and operations, SAXOTECH. "Their selection of the SAXOTECH Managed Hosted Mediaware Center will enable them to realize new operational efficiencies and gain competitive advantages that are critical to success in this industry. We are looking forward to an excellent partnership."