Dow Jones Selects Unisys for The Wall Street Journal
Posted on October 11, 1999Unisys Corporation has announced a multimillion-dollar agreement with Dow Jones & Company, publishers of The Wall Street Journal, as part of a comprehensive business re-design initiative for the editorial and pagination processes of the newspaper.
"We are excited about the Unisys publishing solution," said Paul E. Steiger, the Journal's managing editor. "It clearly is the best approach to provide the latest news to our readers."
Phase I of the project has already begun - including the installation of the Hermes editorial and pagination system and the WireCenter wire services management system on nearly 300 workstations at both The Wall Street Journal's main newsroom in New York and at Dow Jones' South Brunswick, N.J., facility. The Unisys solutions replace a custom developed Global News Management System. The Hermes and WireCenter systems will be powered by Sun Microsystems E6500 High Availability clusters, Windows NT clients and Oracle's Enterprise Edition software as the database engine for Hermes. Additional project services include integration with Dow Jones' Page Delivery System. Editorial content will also be exported to a number of other Dow Jones systems and partnerships.