Scalix founder: Linux, Webmail are killer apps

Posted by dave on Apr 27, 2005 2:27 PM EDT
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Widespread dissatisfaction with current e-mail systems, particularly Microsoft Exchange and Outlook is spurring platform and e-mail server changes, according to Julie Hanna Farris, an electronic messaging innovator and founder of Scalix Inc., a messaging system vendor. In this setting, e-mail on Linux is shaping up to become the killer app in the enterprise application stack, said Farris in this interview about current and future e-mail trends. Also, e-mail client software (think Outlook) may be on the way out, pushed aside by Web-based e-mail systems, or Webmail. Farris has honed her e-mail trend intelligence gathering and prediction skills over 17 years in messaging. Besides Scalix, she was a founding executive for onebox.com, which was acquired by Openwave, and companies whose enterprise portal software was acquired to became Sun JavaMail. She was a marketing executive at IBM/Lotus and began her career at BellSouth.

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