Free Online Event for Service Providers to Discuss Criteria for Selecting Email Platform

November 30, 2011 by  

Web Hosting ServicesNUREMBERG, Germany — Open-Xchange CEO, Rafael Laguna, will join market research firm Radicati Group and a panel of email platform experts to discuss key trends in the evolution of email platforms.

The free web conference, “Email Platforms for Service Providers” is scheduled for Thursday, December 1 at 12:30 pm Eastern for anyone who needs to make decisions about email platform selection and management.

Along with Rafael Laguna from Open-Xchange and the moderator and event organizer, Sara Radicati, speakers from Openwave and VMware Zimbra will join the panel.

“Email platforms aimed at ISPs and service providers now deliver all-encompassing communication environments that bring together email, mobile connectivity, instant messaging, social networking, unified communications, sophisticated address book functionality, security, archiving and highly accurate search and retrieval functionality,” said moderator Sara Radicati, CEO, Radicati Group. “In addition, user interfaces have evolved dramatically to make it easier for service providers to offer a user experience on par with the latest on-premises messaging and collaboration solutions.”

“Our webmail has become the starting point for many providers to enter into the cloud application market,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. “We’re seeing hosting companies continue to extend their domains and website hosting services by adding messaging and collaboration as software as a service (SaaS), as well as telcos, cable providers and mobile network operators adding to their product portfolio to support demand for consumers and small businesses who are looking to purchase all their communication and IT services from a single source.”

Open-Xchange integrates email, calendar, contact and task management with advanced collaboration features such as information management and document sharing. Appointments and team meetings can be scheduled efficiently with team calendars. Using shared folders, team members get access to all important documents, tasks, appointments and contacts. Central storage of documents prevents duplicated work and reduces the amount of email traffic. Cutting-edge social network integration enables aggregation of email and contact information from external mail services and social networks.

Open-Xchange’s unique Social OX features give users the ability to consolidate any kind of existing webmail accounts — for example from Google and Yahoo — into a folder in Open-Xchange so they can be managed more easily. Plus, contact details from social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Xing can be added automatically to the Open-Xchange address book — giving users easy access to the latest contact information within their personal network. Also, users can merge their calendar and address books from Google into Open-Xchange.

About Radicati
The Radicati Group is an independent market research firm focused on the computer and telecommunications industry. Started in 1993, with an initial focus on messaging and collaboration, the company has expanded to cover all aspects of email, security, archiving, regulatory compliance, wireless technologies, web services, instant messaging, social networks, unified communications, voice over IP, and more.

The privately-held firm is not aligned with any particular vendor, technology or industry group and its research is funded internally to ensure objectivity. The Radicati Group, Inc. has clients throughout the US, Europe and the Pacific Rim. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with a European office in London.

About Open-Xchange
For more than a decade, Open-Xchange has been delivering innovative, cost-effective, open source collaboration alternatives for email, calendar, contacts and document management. The company is a pioneer in SaaS (software as a service) and now a leading email and collaboration cloud application, which provides integration with social and business networks, as well as mobile access. Open-Xchange is used by the largest web host providers in the world, as well as on-premises by some 3,500 businesses, governments and educational institutions. Open-Xchange AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany and Tarrytown, N.Y. For more information, please visit

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