Information technology consulting company CGI has integrated its OpenMedia newsroom solution suite with Microsoft Teams to streamline communication channels for journalists and producers.
OpenMedia is part of CGI’s set of newsroom and radio station solutions to improve production workflows and management across various media channels including TV, radio, online and social media.
“More than ever before, news teams are more likely to be dispersed physically and working on multiple stories via multiple channels simultaneously,” said Michael Pfitzner, vice president for newsroom solutions at CGI. “The challenges related to this evolution have been heightened by the circumstances of the past two years, accelerating the need for a more flexible approach to broadcast news production.
“A reliable and unified communications platform has become a business imperative, and we believe the integration of CGI’s OpenMedia solution with Microsoft Teams will be a big step forward for news teams around the world.”
The integration solution will help broadcasters to collaborate from multiple channels and work simultaneously on Teams, helping companies to share their data more effectively.
“CGI’s status as a Microsoft Gold Partner demonstrates its strong capabilities in integrating Microsoft technologies to drive innovation, collaboration, agility and efficiencies,” said Holger Meinzer, director of media and telecommunications at Microsoft Germany. “We’re proud to partner with CGI to help newsrooms meet today’s challenges in the fast-evolving and highly competitive broadcasting industry. The combination of Microsoft Teams and CGI’s OpenMedia solution delivers a powerful platform for bringing together news teams and ensuring optimal communication and collaboration.”