Open-Xchange Makes Webmail and Social Network Integration Easy

. November 24, 2009 . 0 Comments

Open-Xchange, the leading provider of open source groupware, today announced enhancements that vastly simplify the aggregation of e-mail and contact information — personal and business — giving users access to their data anywhere, anytime and with any device.

To improve ease-of use, the latest enhancements introduce a wizard that eases the setup for new and existing Open-Xchange users. The wizard configures the subscriptions of external mail accounts from Google, GMX, Web.de and many others, along with social and business networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing and others, as well as the push synchronization of mobile phones.

“Open-Xchange creates a data hub that gives end users control over their data,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. “Using open and standardized data formats provides users and organizations with the freedom and security to use social web services for the benefit of their business, without many of the lock-in dangers inherent in such social web services.”

Additional new features include:

Open-Xchange is used by more than 15 million users worldwide as hosted and on-premise business-class e-mail and groupware. On-premise customers can update their installations immediately with the new version of Open-Xchange 6.14; Software as a Service customers will benefit from the new features as soon as their provider updates their accounts.

Anyone can try the latest Open-Xchange improvements for free at a special preview website, http://ox.io.

A detailed description of all new features of Open-Xchange can be seen at http://software.open-xchange.com/OX6/doc/feature_overview_6_14_20091105.pdf.

About Open-Xchange Open-Xchange is the innovator 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 AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany and Tarrytown, N.Y. For more information, visit www.open-xchange.com.

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