July 24, 2006

City of Newport News Selects Open-Xchange Server

Sharon Smith writes "Smart Collaboration™ offers a cost-effective and reliable solution

TARRYTOWN, NY, July 24, 2006 – State and local governments are under a great deal of pressure to offer an ever expanding portfolio of services while facing constant pressure to reduce their costs. Furthermore, collaborative solutions must be highly reliable, scalable and easy to use. The Police Department of the City of Newport News in Virginia decided that Open-Xchange Server (http://www.open-xchange.com) would help.

Open-Xchange Server offers organizations all the advantages of using Linux and open source software. It also offers the advantages of Smart Collaboration™ – Documail, Smart Links Smart Permissions, Universal Access and Tiered Entitlements.

“Open-Xchange Server 5 is designed to make it easy for organizations to reduce costs while improving their overall level of efficiency,” said Dan Kusnetzky, EVP Marketing Strategy Open-Xchange. ”Staff can collaborate with one another even though some might be using Windows, others might be using Linux or Macintosh systems, and others might be using Palm, Blackberry or SynchML enabled devices. Open-Xchange, Inc. has successfully helped governmental, academic, financial services, and many other types of organizations collaborate more efficiently.”

The Newport News customer profile can be found on the Open-Xchange web site: http://www.open-xchange.com/EN/product/newportnews .html

Open-Xchange has customers in more than 60 countries since its launch in April 2005. Sales growth is particularly strong in German speaking countries, the United States and France. To date, Open-Xchange has recruited more than 600 partners in 45 countries.

About Open-Xchange Server

Open-Xchange Server 5 delivers twice the functionality of the typical collaboration server at half the price. It works with more browsers, PDA’s and rich clients. Unique features – such as Documail, the integration of document sharing and email, Smart Links, Smart Permissions, and Universal Access – make it the most productive collaboration tool on the market. Organizations use Open-Xchange Server’s GUI-based administration module featuring Tiered Entitlement to implement role-based user management.

Open-Xchange Server 5 supports the two leading Enterprise Linux distributions — Red Hat and SUSE. Innovative connectors, OXtenders, enhance customer flexibility by using open standard APIs to integrate existing IT infrastructures, or extend capabilities to mobile devices, fax servers, back-up utilities, email archiving tools and Samba administration tools.

Launched in August 2004, Open-Xchange’s open source project is licensed under the General Public License for the software program and the Creative Commons, Attribution, Noncommercial, ShareAlike or CC:by-nc-sa for the digital content or Web Access Add-on. Open-Xchange Server is ranked #4 out of 358 groupware projects on the freshmeat.net website, #1 in document repositories, #4 in handhelds, and the #163 most popular overall project, out of more than 40,000 listed projects. The Open-Xchange community website, http://www.open-xchange.org, is visited by more than 200,000 unique visitors each month. On average, each month, the community version of Open-Xchange Server is downloaded more than 6,000 times. Open-Xchange Server 5 was awarded Best Open Source Solution at LinuxWorld Expo. The readers of ServerWatch awarded Open-Xchange Server best Messaging and Collaboration Solution.

About Open-Xchange Inc.

Open-Xchange Inc. develops and delivers reliable and scalable messaging and advanced collaboration solutions. Its flagship product, Open-Xchange Server, is the market-leading advanced collaboration server that combines best-of-breed open source software with commercial add-ons and connectors. Open-Xchange Inc. is headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, with research & development and operations concentrated in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.open-xchange.com.

Contact:

Dan Kusnetzky
Open-Xchange, Inc.
941 928-5257
dan.kusnetzky@open-xchange.com"

Link: open-xchange.com

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