The land of the free

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Fortune smiled on us last month when Pia Waugh, fellow open source software advocate kindly referred a reporter (Cynthia Karena) from Fairfax Media to Agileware. Cynthia was doing a story on open source for small businesses, right up my alley. After a few quick emails and a referral to a recent Zimbra customer, it got printed. Woo hoo! The Age: …

ZDNet Australia: Top alternatives to Microsoft Outlook

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ZDNet Australia recently surveyed the email and collaboration offerings from Microsoft, Novell, IBM, Zimbra and other Open Source solutions. With a subtitle of “Quit Outlook: 3 easy steps, you don’t need to fight this alone” you can expect an interesting review. The Zimbra section of the review is here, www.zdnet.com.au/insight/software/soa/Top-alternatives-to-Microsoft-Outlook/0,139023769,339295046-12,00.htm Zimbra appears to have all the features of Outlook, including …

Zimbra vs Exchange – a feature and cost comparison

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We received a few Zimbra vs Exchange questions this week and also discussed this with another IT partner over coffee. Seeing this as a common theme, I found this great presentation on slideshare.net which succinctly compares Zimbra and Exchange. Definitely worth a look if you are tasked with putting together a business case to swap-out Exchange for Zimbra. Conclusion (from …

Zimbra – Open Technologies Displace Incumbents in the Enterprise

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From OSCON 2008, Embrace and Extend: Making Open Technologies Displace Incumbents in the Enterprise by Kevin Henrikson (Zimbra), en.oreilly.com/oscon2008/public/schedule/detail/4757 This is a great overview of Zimbra including the strategy, the software stack and why open source software is such a powerful competitor to proprietary software in todays’ cash strapped economies. Open source and web technologies promise to dispatch older proprietary …