TJ Laher
Social Marketing Manager
TJ is the Social Marketing Manager for VMware’s Apps Marketing Team. As the Social Marketing Manager TJ drives the social and blog strategy for VMware Zimbra. Prior to joining the VMware team TJ worked for Zuora where he successfully ran social programs to drive general awareness and demand generation. Throughout the years TJ’s work in social has led to publications in both The New Yorker and Techcrunch. Besides social media TJ enjoys spending his time fly fishing, cooking, and hanging out with his family and friends. TJ holds a Bachelors degree in Environmental Economics and Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.
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mxHero: Zimbra Server Provider Edition

By | February 7, 2013
mxHero, the open source email enhancement platform, has just released a Zimbra specific edition designed to meet the needs of service providers. Released as, "mxHero: Zimbra Service Provider Edition", the platform aims to assist providers in increasing revenues and reducing costs. Inova Tecnologias, a leading Latin American Zimbra service provider, attributes 35% of its Zimbra growth to the addition of mxHero in its service portfolio. Inova deployed mxHero last year and offers mxHero value added services, such as, Hero Attach, which allows clients to send 200Mb or larger emails to anyone, to attract additional business. mxHero's rich layer of value added capabilities, brings to Inova's Zimbra business a competitive differential that has helped it win business from Gmail and other competitors. "mxHero has really been an ace up the sleeve in our sales negotiations", says Marcelo Correa, Inova CEO. "We use it regularly to tip the balance in our favor, whether to keep out competitors or to preserve our price point.… Read more »

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Zimbra Reduces the City of Garden Grove’s IT Costs While Increasing Employee Productivity

By | January 7, 2013
Founded in 1874, Garden Grove is one of the oldest cities in Orange County. As a full service City, Garden Grove offers its 173,000 diverse community members housing assistance, recreational programs, family entertainment, one of the top school districts in the country, and some of the most affordable places to live in “The OC.” Garden Grove employs nearly 1,000 full and part-time employees who work throughout the city and who are supported by a small IT department of 15. In 2009, the City’s email system became obsolete. Scalix’s desktop app didn’t support the remote access and multiple devices employees wanted to use to more effectively get their jobs done. Recognizing the drop in employee productivity as a result of missed meetings and unanswered emails, the IT staff at Garden Grove knew it was time to switch to an email and collaboration system built for the post-PC era. The Challenge: Supporting a New Type of Workforce Garden Grove’s IT Department had three primary requirements when it came to selecting a new email system:… Read more »

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A Candid Conversation with a Zimbra Collaboration Suite Veteran

By | December 10, 2012
Guest post by Bob Menzies of AnyMeeting Recently, I sat down with Chris Murtagh, system engineer and CTO for RE Technology, a company that publishes reviews of software and services for the real estate industry.  I wanted to get a sense of why he chose Zimbra for the organization and how the company has benefited.  We also discussed AnyMeeting and the other Zimlets within Zimbra that he and the company primarily use to help grow the business.  Chris was very gracious and provided some interesting insight on Zimbra and how it can benefit any company.   How long have you used the Zimbra Collaboration Suite? I’ve used Zimbra since 2008, that’s when I first started playing with it.  I’ve worked for three separate companies and have always ended up being the guy who puts all of our systems together.… Read more »

November Webinar: VMware Zimbra Saves SMBs Money and Time

By | November 16, 2012
Join us on Wednesday, November 28th to learn how Zimbra can save your SMB money, time and resources. With live Q&A and a product demo of Zimbra 8 we will go over how Zimbra compares to other solutions for small and medium sized businesses. Based on experience helping tens of thousands of SMBs over the years, we’ll discuss the unique challenges that SMBs face when they’re selecting an email and collaboration and how Zimbra is built to address the needs of these organizations. During this live webinar you will learn how Zimbra: Delivers total cost of ownership savings Offers flexible deployment options ensuring security and scalability Reduces IT administration and platform maintenance time Register today and join us on: Wednesday, November 28th 7AM PST Wednesday, November 28th 10AM PST Zimbra is a world class solution that has already helped businesses and organizations of all sizes achieve their strategic business objectives. That is why we are excited to host you and your colleagues as Jing To, Sr.… Read more »

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Out-of-the-box: Integrated Cisco & Zimbra Unified Communications Deeper Collaboration for the Post-PC Era

By | October 16, 2012
One of the biggest new features in Zimbra 8 is out-of-the-box Unified Communications integration. Next Wednesday, we’re excited to demo our Zimbra-Cisco UC integration in a live webinar. In a joint presentation with Cisco, we’ll showcase how VMware and Cisco are working together to improve the entire end user experience from email to real-time presence and WebEx, all while simplifying IT administration of the entire communications infrastructure. If you’re looking for more information on how we communicate in the Post-PC era, be sure to attend this webinar. Register today Wednesday October 24th 7AM PST Wednesday October 24th 10AM PST Cisco Unified Communications in Zimbra 8.0 Feature-rich integrated experience for end users, accessible directly from the inbox on any device, anytime Click-to-Call: One-click dial for numbers in Zimbra Web Client; bridges the call to customizable numbers (home, desk or mobile) Visual Voicemail:… Read more »

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8 on 8

By | September 21, 2012
Oh my glob, yes! Zimbra 8 has gone GA. Zimbra 8 furthers VMware’s commitment to email and collaboration in the post-PC era. By providing a rich desktop experience right within your web browser, users will be able to email and collaborate from any device at any time. With new IT cloud management, unified communication, simplified personal cloud email, address book and calendaring, Zimbra 8 is poised to redefine what email and collaboration is all about. Here are the top 8 reasons why Zimbra 8 will change your life for the better Or if you just can’t wait any longer, click here to get your hands on Zimbra 8 to see for yourself.   Simplified Communications With Zimbra 8 you will be able to access all of your Unified Communications directly out of the Zimbra interface.… Read more »