Open-Xchange Receives Readers' Choice Award for 'Best Linux Groupware Server'

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Open-Xchange, the open source alternative to Microsoft Exchange is recognized in the first annual Enterprise Open Source Readers Choice Awards. "We're excited about the award as it is an award based on recognition by our customers and the community," said Gerald Labie, CEO, Open-Xchange. "From a market perspective, the reality is that each nominee in this category -- regardless of whether they won or not -- is part of a major force putting increased competitive pressure on the large, proprietary groupware vendors."

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Xchange Inc., the leading provider of open source collaborative software, was named Best Linux Groupware Server in the first annual Enterprise Open Source Readers Choice Awards. The winners were revealed by SYS-CON, the publishing company for Enterprise Open Source Magazine, at the second annual Enterprise Open Source Conference in New York.

"We're excited about the award as it is an award based on recognition by our customers and the community," said Gerald Labie, CEO, Open-Xchange. "From a market perspective, the reality is that each nominee in this category -- regardless of whether they won or not -- is part of a major force putting increased competitive pressure on the large, proprietary groupware vendors."

In addition to standard groupware features of web mail, calendaring, task management, and address books, Open-Xchange's award-winning server offers intuitive document sharing capabilities and a searchable knowledge base.

"We applaud all of today's winners and finalists on their achievement in winning our Readers' Choice Award," said Roger Strukhoff, Editorial Director and Group Publisher of SYS-CON Media. "Our readers live and breathe the uniquely compelling vision and potential of the Linux OS in particular and open source software in general, both as an integral contributor to enterprise IT today and its collaborative potential for continued innovation on a global basis."

About Open-Xchange Server

Open-Xchange Server delivers Smart Collaboration(TM) that simplifies everyday life, work and social interactions. It is based on AJAX, open source software and open standards and offers reliable and scalable messaging and advanced groupware solutions. Open-Xchange Server offers email, calendar, contacts, tasks, and knowledge management. Unique features of Open-Xchange Server include: Infostore, a common repository of documents, bookmarks and knowledge entries; Documail, the integration of email and document sharing/version control; Smart Links between all collaboration objects; Smart Privacy, that lets users define read and write access to all collaboration objects; and Universal Access, the ability to access the server from the widest variety of browsers and clients. Organizations use the Open-Xchange Server's GUI-based administration module featuring Tiered Entitlement to implement role-based user management.

Launched in August 2004, Open-Xchange's 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 has been recently awarded LinuxWorld's Product Excellence Award, ServerWatch's Product Excellent Award, and InfoWeek's Server Product of the Year.

About Open-Xchange, Inc.

Open-Xchange Inc. is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source e-mail and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. Open-Xchange enables web-hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered using Software as a Service (SaaS). Internet service providers (ISPs) and hosting providers, led by 1and1 Internet, deliver advanced email and collaboration features through Open-Xchange to millions of users. Open-Xchange Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, with research, development, and operations in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany.

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