SAN MATEO, Calif., June 22 -- Zimbra, the leader in open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging software, announced today that eWEEK, a Ziff Davis Media publication and one of the industry's leading enterprise IT magazines, has named the Zimbra Collaboration Suite a winner in eWEEK's Seventh Annual Excellence Awards program, in the Enterprise Collaboration category. Zimbra bested Adobe and eProject for the top honor, while winners in other categories include industry leaders like Sun, IBM and Intel.
"We are excited to win this award which showcases our continued growth, in less than two years we have garnered over 8 million paid mailboxes," said Satish Dharmaraj, CEO of Zimbra. "The Zimbra Collaboration Suite has been embraced across enterprises, educational institutions, SMBs, ISPs, VARs, and more. We welcome our new customers including Trinity Health Group, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Tata Indicom."
The eWEEK Excellence Awards program provides enterprise IT professionals with a benchmark for assessing a wide range of technology products and services. Evaluating the entries this year was a panel of experts including eWEEK Labs analysts and eWEEK Corporate Partners, providing a unique mix of technical and real-world analysis.
"The Excellence Awards program allows us to make recommendations about products that respond to the complex and dynamic demands that eWEEK readers are facing," said eWEEK Editorial Director Eric Lundquist. "Opportunities are being created by new technology and by customers' interest in new ways of using that technology."
Proceeds from this year's Excellence Awards program will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, in support of programs that leverage technology.
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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