Nuremberg, Germany – (The Hosting News) – February 25, 2009 – Provider of open source collaboration software, Open-Xchange, is making available to qualifying partners, an offering of free webmail, calendaring and contact infrastructure.
Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange noted, ”With our easily scalable open source infrastructure, we are able to offer partners a unique solution for these economically challenging times. By adding Open-Xchange, service providers, educational institutions, government and other non-profits get a secure, scalable, cost-effective webmail client for all their users for free — and can offer an upgrade to mobile device support and fully-featured groupware.”
Qualifying partners such as web hosting providers, telcos, ISPs, as well as academic institutions and non-profit organizations can take advantage of a fully-maintained webmail module, which includes installation and configuration support of the Open-Xchange software.
Philbert Shih, research analyst, Tier 1 Research remarked, ”Offering rich e-mail as an alternative to Exchange is a must-have for hosters from a competitive perspective, plus it creates revenue streams and positions hosters to sell complementary services that solidify their relationship with customers. The collaboration and groupware capabilities that Open-Xchange brings to proprietary e-mail platforms is one way for hosters to introduce mid-market, rich e-mail platforms -a growing opportunity driven by the growth in web-enabled mobile devices and an increasingly mobile workforce.”
The promotion is intended for partners with large numbers of existing e-mail users that require business-class, user-friendly webmail. The special offer requires partners to offer their customers higher-value Open-Xchange features, such as support for mobile devices. There are three tiers in the promotional offer for partners with:
* More than 100,000 e-mail accounts;
* Between 10,000 and 100,000 e-mail accounts;
* Less than 10,000 e-mail accounts.
Built as open source software, Open-Xchange is an affordable alternative to commercial e-mail/collaboration platforms like Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint providing an equivalent user experience with features like mobility support (iPhones, Blackberry), document sharing, shared calendars and shared address books. The simple, intuitive software facilitates effective teamwork by improved communications.
Open-Xchange is a provider of scalable and integrated open source e-mail and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. The company provides on-premise versions called Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Appliance Edition, along with Open-Xchange Hosting Edition, which enables web hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). The Open-Xchange Hosting Edition is architected to integrate into a hosting provider’s existing infrastructure, such as authentication, provisioning, billing, and e-mail storage and does not require that these systems be replaced.
Open-Xchange Server is installed by more than 3,500 companies and organizations worldwide. Leading hosting providers, led by Network Solutions (U. S.), 1 and 1 Internet (Germany), JMF (Japan), OVH (France) and Hostpoint (Switzerland) provide more than 8 million users worldwide with hosted business-class e-mail, personal information management (PIM), and full groupware solutions built on Open-Xchange.
Open-Xchange AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany and Tarrytown, N.Y.
For more information, please visit: www.open-xchange.com.