SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimbra, the leader in open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging software, announced that it has been chosen for the InfoWorld 2007 Technology of the Year Award. Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS), the leading open source messaging and collaboration solution for enterprise, service provider, academic, and government environments, won the Application Innovator award. InfoWorld noted that Zimbra offers "a truly integrated mail-contacts-calendar application" and lauded its "mashable AJAX interface that provides a rich desktop experience, and good tools for integrating external Web services and content."
"The Zimbra community is committed to innovation, and we're thrilled that its efforts have been recognized by InfoWorld's Test Center analysts and editors," said Satish Dharmaraj, CEO of Zimbra. "Our community continues to drive market-leading additions that offer the industry a real alternative to proprietary systems with outdated feature sets, and we look forward to sharing those with InfoWorld's readers in 2007."
The InfoWorld 2007 Technology of the Year awards identify the publications' highest scoring products and technologies, reviewed in the past year by the InfoWorld Test Center, that promise to make the greatest impact in the coming year. InfoWorld's Technology of the Year Awards are not open to outside nominations, with final selections made by InfoWorld's Test Center analysts and editors.
The Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) provides a unique set of end-user and administrator benefits that make it a flexible solution for deployments of all sizes, from SMBs, to multi-thousand seat enterprises, to service providers with one million plus customers. Key features include next-generation email; shared calendaring; Web document authoring and sharing; "over the air" synchronization to a wide range of mobile devices; VoIP integration; and compatibility with Microsoft Outlook, Apple and Linux desktops. The ZCS server is available for popular operating systems: RedHat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mac OS X, Debian and SUSE Linux.
The ZCS 4.0 Open Source Edition is free. The commercially-supported ZCS Network Edition is available for a 60-day free trial on the Zimbra Website. ZCS 4.0 Network Edition pricing starts at $25/mailbox/year for a minimum of 25 users for the Standard Edition, which includes product support as well as software subscriptions to new releases, updates and patches. Additional discounts are available for larger organizations. ZCS is available on-premises or as a hosted service; for information about Zimbra On-Demand or Zimbra's hosting partner program, please visit http://www.zimbra.com/partners/. Users can discuss topics related to the Zimbra Collaboration Suite and provide feedback at http://www.zimbra.com/forums/.
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Zimbra is the leading provider of open source collaboration and messaging software for enterprises, service providers, educational institutions, and government agencies. The Zimbra Collaboration Suite features an AJAX Administrative user interface and browser based client to dramatically improve the messaging and collaboration experience for administrators and end users alike. Zimbra supports Windows, Apple, and Linux desktops and works with Microsoft Outlook as well as today's most essential PC and mobile devices including the Blackberry, Treo and Motorola Q. Additionally, Zimbra supports popular server operating systems such as Red Hat, Mac, Ubuntu, SUSE, Fedora and more. The Zimbra Collaboration Suite was voted Best Enterprise Project in the inaugural 2006 SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards, received a SIIA Codie award for Best Communication or Collaboration Solution and won InfoWorld's 2007 Application Innovator Technology of the Year Award. More information and software downloads are available at http://www.zimbra.com/.
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