Greg Armanini

You’re Invited: Zimbra Customer Advisory Meeting and Customer Appreciation Dinner at 2010 EDUCAUSE

By | October 4, 2010
We are headed to Anaheim for this year’s EDUCAUSE Conference next week and we are really looking forward to seeing everyone!   Since last year, we have started a new chapter as part of VMware and we have been working to integrate our products and channels to continue to bring you innovative, open source email and collaboration services that set the standards for web-based collaboration in the cloud.  We have a lot of events planned for this year’s conference, and we’d like to invite you to join us to hear more about our product roadmap, share you feedback, get a sneak peek at some upcoming new features, and enjoy an evening of great food and jazz music, New Orleans style! Visit the VMware/Zimbra Booth (#941) We’ll be showcasing the new features that will launch in the upcoming ZCS 7.0, Desktop 2.0 and Zimbra Connector for BES 5.0  releases later this year.  You’ll see these new features along with demos of some of the other VMware products so stop by and see us in Booth #941.… Read more »

Join The Zimbra Advisory Meeting at VMworld

By | August 20, 2010
VMworld is just around the corner, and not only is it VMware's most important event of the year, it's also shaping up to be big for Zimbra too.  We will be exhibiting with our new organization for the first time, showing off the new Zimbra Appliance and talking a lot more about the future of Zimbra and VMware together. On the later point, we also want to provide an opportunity for attendees and customers in the general vicinity to hear about the Zimbra roadmap and provide us directional feedback away from the bustle of the show floor.  As such we are having an Advisory Meeting and breakfast on Wednesday September 1st.  The meeting is offsite at the W Hotel, so both show attendees and non-attendees are welcome. Topics will include ZCS 7.0 features, Zimbra Appliance and Zimbra Desktop plus a round table discussion with the Zimbra product leadership team. Date:… Read more »

Zimbra TCO Bests Microsoft Exchange in University of Pennsylvania Case Study

By | April 28, 2010
In today’s climate IT departments are under a lot of pressure to cut costs yet maintain services that don’t compromise on features.  So it’s no surprise we hear more and more the questions, “How does Zimbra total cost-of-ownership (TCO) compare with Microsoft Exchange?”   In fact, it recently hit #3 on our popularity chart as organizations contemplate Exchange upgrades again (we’ll save the top two questions for another day). Public field data typically shows Zimbra Collaboration Suite ahead of MS Exchange Server when licensing and hardware costs are compared for various on-premises deployments.   However, while licensing and hardware cost data is readily available, perhaps the most significant recurring cost components in the equation are less well documented — additional time spent administering servers and software and the high cost of support contracts. This cost differential often gets hazy because most organizations do not closely log time spent on specific tasks, including software administration or escalated user support issues.  Instead, in most circles you simply hear something analogous to “my Exchange servers are really cranky.”   But how much valuable productivity are you actually losing?… Read more »

Zimbra Hiring in a BIG Way

By | March 19, 2010
By last count, there are roughly 25 current openings in team Zimbra.  Better yet we're looking to add talent across the board: developers (UI, client, server), QA, support, sales, marketing, biz dev, channel, professional services, you name it.  So many in fact, it quickly starts to sound like a droning list of names in an Oscars acceptance speech (and rest assured we probably forgot to mention at least one functional role too). Please spread the word! http://www.zimbra.… Read more »

Nordic Service Provider TDC Deploys Zimbra on VMware

By | March 18, 2010
Zimbra partner Nordicmind, recently published a case study on service provider TDC and their hosted business email deployment powered by Zimbra.  TDC is a leading telephony, internet, communications, and hosting solutions provider operating in Finland, Norway, and Denmark and specializes in services for businesses; in 2009 it generated $6.6 billion US in revenue with 11.7 million total customers. It's great seeing partners like Nordicmind take on these larger, and often more intricate, deployments and yet another indicator of how strong the Zimbra partner ecosystem has become.  There are now over 1000 VAR, HSP and distribution partners and many more on the way as our relationship with VMware flourishes. It's also worth noting this deployment not only entailed an upgrade to a modern collaboration platform but also a move to VMware ESX at the same time.… Read more »

Just Put a Zimbra iPhone App in My Stocking

By | December 23, 2009
Though the Holidays are in full swing and the big day less than 48 hours away, some of us here at Zimbra are just getting started on the gift giving process.  So naturally we started today by checking out some of our favorite idea spots like UnCrate, Gizmodo and the Adult Swim Store. Invariably, a visit to Apple was also in order for gadgets and Apps to use as stocking stuffers.  That last bit may sound odd, but as an example, there are no fewer than four iPhones/Touches circulating now in my family and we are not alone.  Not surprisingly, children will also choose a new App over anything we could bring home from the Dollar Store.  So, the iTouch goes back in the stocking with Flick Fishing this year - and voila a new tradition is born. :) Happily, during the process we discovered a new App benefiting Zimbra users who are on the go.… Read more »