Three Tenets for Delivering on the Promise of Internal Social Networks

By | September 16, 2014
What does it mean to be visionary? To Gartner, Visionaries “understand where the market is going or have a vision for changing market rules.” In the recent Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace,” Zimbra was positioned as a Visionary. To me, a visionary is more accurately defined as delivering on market-defining vision that pushes the bounds of innovation in a manner not possible by monolithic, legacy providers. For social software and today’s fast-paced world, workers demand that social products do more than initially designed. You could argue, due to cloud and mobile technology, that we are experiencing a period of innovation like never before. But, the key to successful innovation is providing cool features that people want, and will actually use. As an analyst said on a recent call, tools are “only useful if used.… Read more »

Rob Howard up for TechTitan’s CTO of the Year Award

By | August 18, 2014
Zimbra has received some exciting news. Rob Howard, CTO of Zimbra, is up for the TechTitan Corporate CTO Award. The winner will be unveiled August 22, so Rob doesn’t have to wait long. As the founder of Telligent and the CTO of Zimbra, Rob has been a steward of innovation and technology advancement. From his early days in technology, to his daily interactions with Zimbra customers and partners, he exhibits a passion for software and evolving how we collaborate. In fact, that passion played a role in the founding of Telligent and the delivery of the first Telligent enterprise social network. Since its founding in 2004, the team here has thought about our customer’s needs and worked to deliver the best methods for modern collaboration and communication. Rob’s vision took into account the need to expand beyond organic growth, with the acquisition of Zimbra, Inc.… Read more »

Happy SysAdmin Day!

By | July 25, 2014
Is your website up and running? Are your emails flowing smoothly in and out of your mailbox? How about your cloud applications, are they available for your use? If so, give the IT team at your organization a high five for all the hard work they do to keep the website, email and applications running. Today is their day. Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day (SysAdmin Day for short)! But wait, what exactly is SysAdmin Day? Oh, it’s only one of the top five greatest holidays of all time.… Read more »

Zimbra Acquires Mezeo: Adds Cloud-Based Secure File Sharing Capabilities

By | July 15, 2014
I have a very keen feeling of déjà vu. It’s hard to believe that we were communicating the acquisition and planned merger of Zimbra and Telligent on this exact day last year. And today, I have the pleasure of announcing that Zimbra has acquired Mezeo, a software company that provides secure file sync and share and cloud storage for service providers, governments and companies worldwide. Why is this news so exciting? Secure file sync and share is critical for today’s users, and it is one of the capabilities Zimbra customers request most often. By acquiring Mezeo, it allows us to expand our product offering to now include user-friendly file sync and share, while also enabling complete control over data. We also gain standout technical talent and IP (including patents that cover aspects of storage efficiency and file security). Overall, this acquisition adds tremendous value to our network of more than 1,000 partners, 500+ service providers, and 200,000+ organizations using our platform.… Read more »

New On-Demand Webinar: Zimbra and Mailguard Address Critical Email Security & Privacy Questions

By | July 11, 2014
Data privacy and security are major concerns for companies of all sizes and verticals. With the rising number of security breaches and Edward Snowden blowing the whistle on government overreach at the NSA, we have a new awareness of just how exposed our communications are. According to a study by Dell, these security breaches cost US organizations more than $25 billion annually. How much are they costing your company? During Zimbra’s 30-minute on-demand webinar around email security and privacy, we shed light on the three critical questions that both service providers and IT organizations should ask when implementing or upgrading an email system. The webinar also includes a short demo of Zimbra Collaboration showcasing its security and privacy features. Additionally, learn how Zimbra partner, Mailguard, extends Zimbra’s security functionality to provide augmented security and privacy value. Presenters include:… Read more »

Calling All Zimbra Collaboration 8.5 Beta Testers

By | July 9, 2014
The Zimbra Collaboration 8.5 Beta is winding down, and I want to thank everyone who participated and provided feedback. We appreciate your support - it is your input that helps us develop and deliver better software. As an example of this, we received great feedback in the following areas: Exchange Web Services configuration for Outlook for MAC clients A bug found with Android 4.4 devices that prevents mail sync Installation issues on Ubuntu 14.04 A bug that causes the mobile touch client to hang in calendar A bug in HTML5 offline mode that prevents log-ins A bug found with MTA configuration in the Admin Console You can read detailed feedback in our beta forum. If you have not yet downloaded and installed the beta, the latest and final beta release, Beta 3, is now available.… Read more »