August 29, 2006

Open-Xchange Web 2.0 Collaboration Position Paper

Sharon Smith writes "What are the three critical elements of a Web 2.0-based collaborative solution?

TARRYTOWN, NY, August 23, 2006 – Open-Xchange, Inc. today posted another position paper intended to review the forces changing the market for information technology in general and collaborative solutions in specific. These position papers are written by the world-renown software analyst, Daniel Kusnetzky, who is now the Executive Vice President, Market Strategy, Open-Xchange Inc. The position paper, “Three Critical Elements of a Web 2.0-based Collaborative Solution” can be found on the Open-Xchange, Inc. website. http://www.open-xchange.com/EN/news/position.html

Organizations find themselves today in the position of being too busy to redesign and reimplement established solutions in order to integrate their IT infrastructure completely. No, most organizations are focused on integrating their established point solutions rather than authoring totally new software. This trend leads them to the focus upon three critical elements of a solution.

Although it is likely that entirely new categories of applications will emerge in time, the killer app of today is making everything work together. The goals are cost reduction, improving staff efficiency and increasing levels of customer service.

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 and is available with the Collax Business Server. 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. delivers Smart Collaboration™ by offering reliable and scalable messaging and advanced collaboration solutions. Open-Xchange products provide IT departments with open source alternatives for messaging and advanced collaboration resulting in architectural freedom. Open-Xchange’s unique technology, Smart Collaboration™, has been awarded the LinuxWorld’s Product Excellence Award, ServerWatch’s Product Excellent Award, and InfoWeek’s Server Product of the Year. Open-Xchange Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, with research & development and operations in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, please visit www.open-xchange.com .

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