Sun-Times Media signs with DTI
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US-based Sun-Times Media is installing DTI's ContentPublisher in DTI Cloud for the company's more than 50 print publications and 60 websites. Among other benefits, the Sun-Times Media's newsrooms will in future be able to share copy editing and page design resources and multimedia content across the group. Read DTI's statement about the order below.
Springville, Utah-12 April, 2010- Digital Technology International, (DTI) has signed an agreement with Sun-Times Media Productions to install DTI's ContentPublisher in DTI Cloud for all of its print publications and Web sites. The DTI solutions will add new levels of publishing flexibility and streamline operations for Sun-Times Media without the capital expenditures required in an on premise installation.
DTI Cloud offers Sun-Times Media a dramatic way to increase productivity and efficiency in the news production process through cloud computing and the ability to respond to the constantly changing demands of digital news publishing.
ContentPublisher's integrated workflow will enable Sun-Times Media's newsrooms to share copy editing and page design resources and multimedia content across the group. Increased print and Web collaboration will greatly improve operational efficiencies and allow for split-second Web publishing, ideal for breaking news stories and delivering up-to-the-minute information.
"Working with DTI is a critical part of enhancing our Web-first content strategy and platform for all of our publications," said Fred Lebolt, senior vice president, news operations, Sun-Times Media. "We chose DTI after a long, thorough vetting process, and were impressed with the experience it has with implementing newsroom systems for media companies across the U.S. and abroad. In addition, by deploying a single editorial system across the company, we will be able to fully utilize the extraordinary news-gathering capabilities of our newsrooms."
"With DTI Cloud, Sun-Times Media will leverage immediate benefits, such as always having the latest version of the software without having to wait for an upgrade," said Dan Paulus, vice president, sales, DTI. "Because the technology will be managed by DTI, Sun-Times Media can further focus on their audiences and their content."
Sun-Times Media selected DTI Cloud for its secure highly redundant data center, abundant bandwidth and the highest level of network availability in the industry.
"DTI's Cloud Computing Technology will provide the flexibility we need to access our media from anywhere, anytime," said Jeffrey Kane, vice president, technology, Sun-Times Media. "Managed Services will keep our technology current, our data secure, and make it possible for us to keep pace with the application as it continues to evolve."
Sun-Times Media serves more than 300 communities across the region and includes the Chicago Sun-Times and Suntimes.com; seven suburban daily newspapers, including the Beacon-News (Aurora, Ill.), Courier-News (Elgin, Ill.), Herald-News (Joliet, Ill.), Lake County News-Sun (Waukegan, Ill.), Naperville (Ill.) Sun, Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.) and the SouthtownStar (Tinley Park, Ill.); 39 weekly newspapers published by the Pioneer Press and 11 weekly Sun newspapers, as well as Web sites for those newspapers, centerstagechicago.com, RogerEbert.com, SearchChicago.com and YourSeason.com.