CEO Mark Barrenechea\u2019s keynote speech to the 7500 attendees at the OpenText World digital conference on Oct. 26 was a story of fives: five pillars of an information management strategy, five guiding principles and five new expert domain clouds.\nThe COVID-19 pandemic will be a driver of what Barrenechea called the Great Rethink. He noted that the crisis has created a \u201cnew equilibrium\u201d characterized by systemic, long-term structural change, and that cloud computing will be central to the way business is done in the future.\nThat has changed customer expectations. \u201cFive years ago, you\u2019d wait two years to deploy ERP\u201d he said. \u201cThat isn\u2019t going to happen now. You need solutions in a week or a day.\u201d OpenText plans to follow that principle with software releases coming every 12 weeks over the next year.\nBarrenechea devoted much of his keynote to laying out strategic pillars, guiding principles and new expert domain clouds \u2013 five of each.\nThe pillars to OpenText\u2019s information management strategy are content services, digital experience, business network, cyber resilience and advanced technologies. They will intersect with five guiding go-to-market principles.\nThe first of those is a comprehensive cloud portfolio covering public, private, SaaS and managed services. \u201cWe are 100% committed to delivering all our products as a service,\u201d Barrenechea said.\nThe second and third principles are related: Edge deployment and security have gained urgency as millions of people have been displaced to home offices. OpenText\u2019s strategy will be underscored by Carbonite continuous backup, Webroot and Brightcloud threat intelligence, EnCase forensic security, Hightail file-sharing, CoreShare collaboration and Core eSignature document security. \u201cWithout a secure, trusted platform, none of this matters,\u201d Barrenechea said.\nIn line with its cloud commitment, OpenText\u2019s fourth guiding principle is to make every possible service available through APIs. \u201cIf we build a new app inside of OpenText it becomes an API,\u201d he said. \u201cIt\u2019s publicly available, scalable and runs in the cloud.\u201d\nThe fifth principle is focused on Data & Artificial Intelligence, with an overarching goal of enabling the information era. Customer data paired with AI and other tools can help drive better decisions. The key is to make it easy for customers to analyze data, but to also ensure they understand privacy is paramount. \u201cIt\u2019s your data, not ours\u201d said Barrenechea, \u201cWe\u2019re never going to sell your data.\u201d\nTranslating pillars and principles to products, Barrenechea announced five new expert-domain-oriented clouds.\nOpenText Content Cloud is the single point of integration for an organization, spanning records management, workflow, sharing, signature, content analytics, collaboration, content management and more.\nOpenText Business Network Cloud securely integrates people, systems and things across extended business ecosystems. It supports self-service, automatic information and supplier validation and hundreds of software integrations out of the box.\nOpenText Experience Cloud enables social commerce with unified branding, rights management, product catalogs and trusted content from video to voice to images across every channel OpenText\nOpenText Security & Protection Cloud offers comprehensive security, covering endpoint protection, backup and recovery, malware protection, forensics, and behavior analysis. It\u2019s a single service that works for enterprise, SMBs, professional users and consumers.\nOpenText Developer Cloud is for people who build the most important assets for digital businesses: software. \u201cIf you turned off all software, nothing would run,\u201d Barrenechea said. The cloud launches with 32 services in eight capability groupings. Accessing functions like capture and digitize and Magellan AI is now as simple as plugging into an API.\nBarrenechea closed by outlining an ambitious release schedule for the company\u2019s flagship Cloud Edition. Release 21.1, due early next year, will see more than 20,000 features added, while release 21.2 will bring unified endpoint management. Further releases will introduce complete programmability and a further shift to the cloud. \u201cA year from now I believe our customers will be running in the cloud and never have to upgrade again,\u201d he said.