(The Hosting News) – Open-Xchange, the supplier of business-class email and collaboration software for cloud providers, will demo an exclusive preview of its next-generation web-based communication software to attendees at its third annual Summit, on November 4, in Cologne, Germany.
While built on existing server architecture, the next version of Open-Xchange Server (scheduled for launch in the second half of 2012) features a redesigned web-based interface, which works the way users do without the disruption of moving from one part of an application to another. It will also improve compatibility with smart phones and tablet PCs — used more and more for mobile access to emails, contacts and calendars.
“Social messaging, collaboration and mobility are the three key aspects driving the development of the next generation of products from Open-Xchange,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. “Our next Open-Xchange Server uses the concept of a web desktop where the user’s home screen runs inside a single browser window, yet appears to be their desktop running different applications. Those applications can all be integrated and – like on a smartphone – that makes navigation from one app to another quite simple.”
New features also help users more easily manage daily tasks. For example, the totally reengineered InfoStore used to manage and share pictures, videos and all kinds of documents. In addition, all data and information (email, messages from social networks, appointments, files, contacts, tasks) that relate to a particular person can be found quickly and easily.
The Summit at the KölnSKY tower is expected to draw more than 300 representatives from web hosting companies, telecoms, SaaS providers and on-premises channel partners.
Featured speakers for the free event include keynotes by Tier 1 Research analyst, Daniel Beazer, and Open-Xchange CEO, Rafael Laguna. Breakout sessions are divided into two tracks focused on: business issues, such as growing profitability and improving customer loyalty; along with a technical track that addresses deployment best practices and integration with existing infrastructure.
Sponsors of the event include: LuxCloud, Parallels, Scality, Univention, Digitec, eleven, nfon, Openwave, Reddoxx, SpamExperts, and SuSE Linux.
For more information on the event and free registration, go to www.open-xchange.com/en/partner/summit-2011.html.
For more than a decade, Open-Xchange has been delivering innovative, cost-effective, open source collaboration alternatives for email, calendar, contacts and document management. The company is a pioneer in SaaS (software as a service) and now a leading email and collaboration cloud application, which provides integration with social and business networks, as well as mobile access. Open-Xchange is used by the largest web host providers in the world, as well as on-premises by some 3,500 businesses, governments and educational institutions. 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.