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Celebrate! It’s Community Manager Appreciation Day!

By | January 27, 2014
Today we are celebrating the fifth annual Community Manager Appreciation Day (CMAD) – a day steeped in social business history. (Sound the gong!) Straight out of the mouths of Wikipedians: Community Manager Appreciation Day takes place every 4th Monday of January as a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of community managers around the world using social media and other tools to improve customer experiences. Back in good old 2010, the thoughtful and astute Jeremiah Owyang, of social business industry analyst fame, founded the special day of note. If you are not in community management or around it, you might think it is just one of the many “International [insert topic] Day” days. It’s not. CMAD was created to not only bring attention to the role of community managers, but also to help new community managers spread their wings, meet community management peers and learn more about the practice of community management.… Read more »

Zimbra Experienced Strong Growth & Momentum in Q1 FY2014

By | December 11, 2013
A lot has happened at Zimbra since we announced the merger this summer, including closing the books on a successful first full quarter. But before I get into the main highlights, I would first like to start off by thanking our customers and partners for your incredible support during our integration journey. Now, let’s take a look at Zimbra post-merger, including: Timeline since acquisition announcement: July 2013 – Telligent and Zimbra announced that the two companies would be merging to form Zimbra, Inc., with a combined leadership team. September 2013 – The Big Social 2013, our annual user group conference, took place and we unveiled our integrated team, culture and vision for people-centered collaboration at the conference. October 2013 – We wrapped up our first full quarter as one company and also shared an overview of Zimbra Collaboration, our integrated email, calendaring, file sharing and collaboration solution.… Read more »

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Zimbra Lends a Helping Hand at DFW Susan G. Komen 3-Day

By | November 21, 2013
I lost my mother to breast cancer in 1996. Back then, breast cancer was still a disease that wasn’t very well understood. Today, many organizations have made it their mission to provide resources and support people impacted by breast cancer year-round. While Breast Cancer Awareness Month ended last month, that doesn’t mean our support for the cause has to end as well. To continue our support as a company, the first weekend of this month, over a dozen Zimbra employees signed up to help out our customer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, at the organization’s 3-Day in Dallas. For those of you not familiar with the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, it is a three-day walk where those participating walk approximately 20 miles each day in support of breast cancer until they reach the closing ceremony on the third day.… Read more »

Zimbra’s CFO Selected as Finalist for CFO of the Year Award

By | October 30, 2013
I am proud to announce that Zimbra’s Chief Financial Officer, Kristin Reichert, was selected as a finalist for the 2013 Dallas Business Journal CFO of the Year Award. The award honors financial professionals in the Dallas metroplex for their leadership, contributions to the local community and outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. With nearly 15 years of finance experience under her belt and deep enterprise and software expertise, Kristin continually pushes beyond the boundaries of the traditional CFO role. In addition to overseeing the financial numbers for Zimbra, Kristin is also a key strategic and operational member of the company. In true leadership fashion, she makes sure that she has a handle on the pulse of the operations and assists with making sure that everything aligns with the overall corporate strategy. Also, in addition to her day-to-day tasks, Kristin recently helped to successfully guide the company through a major acquisition and merger. As everyone knows, no acquisition is as simple as signing on the dotted line. A lot of hard work and preparation from Zimbra’s finance team, led by Kristin, took place to make sure this acquisition was a success.… Read more »

Upcoming Product Webinars: Join us for Discussions around Collaboration & Community

By | October 25, 2013
Last month at our user group conference, Zimbra CTO Rob Howard gave an overview of our product roadmap that included our vision for collaboration and social communities. We are continuing these conversations in our monthly webinar series. Here’s what coming up in October and November. OCTOBER Webinar: The Evolution of Collaboration: Zimbra Changes the Conversation Date: October 31 at 11:00 a.… Read more »

Project Always On

By | September 6, 2013
One of the projects we are working on at Zimbra is project "Always On". The goal is very simple: Email and collaboration should be "always on" for end users. It's no secret that email is the number one tool used for business collaboration. Project Always On solves key issues related to operating a platform built to be the central hub of collaboration delivered as a cloud service. Our Design Goals We started with some very basic design goals based on what we believe are the key attributes of a cloud service. Inherently resilient to failure Scaling should be elastic based on workload demands The software can be enhanced without service disruption Efficient usage of commodity hardware resources As we thought about these design goals, we arrived at a few technical capabilities and basic architectural requirements to achieve them. No single points of failure in the application components Separating the application code from the data Distributing state information across commodity storage Automatic failover of application and data storage components Automatic load balancing of client requests across the application and data layers How Zimbra is Changing There is so much of work that goes into re-architecting your software, so we've been doing this over several phases.… Read more »