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Open-Xchange Publishes Web 2.0 Collaboration Position Paper
What are the three critical elements of a Web 2.0-based collaborative
TARRYTOWN, NY, August 23, 2006 Â 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, ÂThree Critical Elements of a Web
2.0-based Collaborative SolutionÂ can be found on the Open-Xchange, Inc.
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
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, PDAÂs
and rich clients. Unique features Â such as Documail, the integration of
document sharing and email, Smart Links, Smart Permissions, and Universal
Access Â make it the most productive collaboration tool on the market.
Organizations use Open-Xchange ServerÂs 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-XchangeÂs 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 CollaborationÂ 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-XchangeÂs unique technology, Smart CollaborationÂ, has been awarded
the LinuxWorldÂs Product Excellence Award, ServerWatchÂs Product Excellent
Award, and InfoWeekÂs 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 .
William Peterson, PageOne PR, (508) 393-8551, firstname.lastname@example.org
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