With over 70 million mailboxes worldwide, Zimbra is used by thousands of organizations in education, service providers, business, government, non-profits, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, transportation, technology, advertising and media, real estate, retail, and more.
California Polytechnic State University
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
City of Ventura
“When evaluating integrated email and calendar solutions, we focused on the total cost of ownership—that is, the lifetime cost, not just the purchase cost—of the applications. Zimbra running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux emerged as the clear consensus choice.”
-- Bruce Maas, CIO, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
“When we completed the conversion, the first message we received was a big thank-you note from a student. We never anticipated how popular it would be.”
-- Michael Bolton, Associate Director, Systems
At EDUCAUSE, three universities reflect on their thought process regarding the selection, deployment and migration, key benefits and share tips for others considering a change in their communication platform.
Michael Dickson, Assistant to the President, Western Illinois University
Michael discusses WIU's need for a centralized next-gen system with an advanced ‘thin client' on any computer; how to manage constituents for migrations and why Zimbra was a good fit for a university with a smaller IT department.
Run time: 10 minutes
Greg DeYoung, Director Campus Infrastructure, Eastern Illinois University
After a long selection process EIU implemented Zimbra to bring a rich Web 2.0 experience to its campus and in doing so found it is more scalable and cost-effective than equivalent proprietary collaboration systems.
Run time: 5 minutes
Bill Shell, Director Academic Technology, Eastern Michigan University
Discusses how collaboration has a positive impact on their 50,000 plus students, faculty and staff; in addition to raising satisfaction, for the IT department the new solution is less complex and costly to maintain.
Run time: 3 minutes
“It was clear we needed to target the Unix-centric divisions.”
-- David Salbego, Manager CIS
“With the TI E2E community, our highly skilled engineers can support customers more efficiently than previously with only phone and email support.”
-- Aimee Kalnoskas, Texas Instruments
“The vast majority of the conversations are business related, and the remainder are more casual and informal social discussions,” says Dotson. “This mix of business and socializing helps us build up camaraderie and a culture of collaboration.”
-- Richard Dotson, Employee Community Manager
“We were able to create an interactive community that enhances the customer experience.”
-- Jeff Sullivan, Sr. Marketing Manager, Communities and Social Media
“We highly recommend Zimbra to businesses who want to reduce costs without compromising on quality.”
-- Pertisth Mankotia, HEAD IT at Sheela Foam Private Limited
“They [the agents] are much happier because it's more feature rich. The system allows end-users to use Web 2.0 features, like tagging emails and searching mail.”
-- Joe Trifoglio, CIO
“Our users love the web interface... some because of the added Zimlet functionality… some because the search is extremely fast… resource scheduling is so much easier.”
-- Sean Parrish, Sr. Administrator