(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Open-Xchange, the supplier of business-class email and groupware for cloud providers, announced details today of its third annual Summit, November 4, in Cologne, Germany.
The event, expected to draw more than 300 representatives from web hosting companies, telecoms and other SaaS providers will be held again at the KölnSKY tower. Featured speakers for the free event include keynotes by Tier 1 Research analyst, Daniel Beazer, and Open-Xchange CEO, Rafael Laguna.
Breakout sessions are divided into two tracks focused on: business issues, such as growing profitability and improving customer loyalty; along with a technical track that addresses deployment best practices and integration with existing infrastructure.
“These days, collaboration also means wrapping in social network communications, like Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing and Twitter so users have access at their office, home and on the road,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. “This event brings together a constituency laser-focused on profitably delivering cloud email and collaboration to their customers.”
For more information and free registration, go to www.open-xchange.com/en/partner/summit-2011.html.
Open-Xchange integrates email, calendar, contact and task management with advanced groupware 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.
With more than 24 million users, Open-Xchange is the world’s leading technology supplier of hosted groupware. SaaS partners include 1&1 Internet, STRATO, Network Solutions, Versatel, Dotster, Surftown and Hostpoint.
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 and now a leading email and groupware 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 www.open-xchange.com.