Zimbra provides academic institutions with a single messaging and collaboration platform for students, faculty and alumni
SAN MATEO, Calif. – October 22, 2007 – Zimbra, the leader in open source, next-generation messaging and collaboration software, today announced that more than 200 educational institutions have chosen the Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) in the past year. Zimbra now has more than 600,000 mailboxes at academic institutions in more than 15 countries, with many campus-wide deployments exceeding 30,000 mailboxes.
"Like any large university, we have users operating on Macs, Windows PCs and Linux desktops," said Bruce Maas, CIO at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. "Zimbra is able to provide our 33,000 students, faculty, and staff with one consistent email and calendaring solution across all the different desktop environments."
Zimbra's dedication to the education market is underscored not only by the numbers of colleges and universities using Zimbra, but also by the company's commitment to open standards and a platform that can be easily extended to integrate essential education-focused applications including Luminis (portal), Sakai (course management), Xythos (document management), and Facebook (social networking).
"Zimbra's innovative approach to integrating applications together is a real plus for the education market, " said Ed Miller, CEO of Xythos, "By making our Digital Locker and Enterprise Document Management suite available as a Zimlet within the Zimbra Collaboration Suite, for the first time our customers can easily access their documents and email through a single, web-based interface."
Among the many education institutions who have selected Zimbra in the past year are:
"Educators historically have been at the leading edge of adoption of technologies that enhance communication, enable dialog, and promote collaboration among students and teachers," said co-founder and CEO Satish Dharmaraj, Zimbra. "With our recent acquisition by Yahoo!, we now have the additional resources in place to double down in our efforts and continue to deliver the innovative features such as integrated archiving and discovery, mobile device synchronization, and broad platform support that have enabled us to outpace our key competitors."
The ZCS 4.5 Open Source Edition is free. The commercially supported ZCS Network Edition is available for a 60-day free trial on the Zimbra Website. ZCS 4.5 Network Edition is available at a significant educational discount by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The Network Edition includes product support as well as software subscriptions to new releases, updates and patches. 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/.
Zimbra, a Yahoo! company, is a leading provider of collaboration software for universities, businesses and service providers. Zimbra's rich AJAX interface is available on or offline to dramatically improve the collaboration experience. Zimbra is available on-premises or on-demand through our extensive hosted partner program. More information at http://www.zimbra.com/.
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