Phnom Penh Post Uses WoodWing for new daily edition
Press release from the issuing company
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (August 19, 2008) – The Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia's "Newspaper of Record," implemented WoodWing's Smart Connection publishing solution to switch from a bi-weekly edition to a brand new daily edition.
First published in July 1992, the Post is read by thousands of foreigners and Cambodians throughout the country and by subscribers in more than 35 countries around the globe. The Phnom Penh Post is the oldest existing independent newspaper in any language in Cambodia.
"We needed a robust and cost-efficient solution for our new daily edition. After careful evaluation of available editorial solutions, we decided to adopt WoodWing Smart Connection, as it fits our requirements best," said Michel Dauguet, Chief Executive Officer of the Phnom Penh Post.
"It used to be that only wealthy, high-circulation newspapers could afford an editorial workflow system," Dauguet added. "By producing an affordable, open-source editorial workflow system, WoodWing has given many small to medium-sized publications access to the latest in newsroom technology. Their partner in the region, Serioustec, does a terrific job with installation, and they're extremely responsive when it comes to customer support. All of this allowed us to accomplish what might have seemed impossible: Switching from bi-weekly to daily publication, going from 50 pages a month to 500, and doing it overnight."
"This is our third installation of a new daily newspaper in 18 months. It is a privilege to see a new daily being born, and we at Serioustec have been lucky enough to play a part in some of them lately," said John Fong, Chief Executive Officer of Serious Technology.
"Phnom Penh Post is our first installation in the Cambodian market, and we are delighted with the successful implementation by Serioustec's team," said Remco Koster, Managing Director of WoodWing Asia Pacific. "Congratulations to the Phnom Penh Post for successfully launching their first daily edition on August 8, 2008."
WoodWing continues to provide editorial solutions to more and more newspapers around the world. Company officials pointed out that it's especially noteworthy that many of these start-ups, which are not tied to old systems, chose WoodWing after evaluating the available options. The reasons they most often cite for choosing WoodWing include "best value for the money" and "best system to meet our needs well into the future."
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