Join Us for the Zimbra User Group Conference

By | August 23, 2013
I am pleased to announce that Zimbra is hosting a combined user group conference with Telligent, September 23-25 at the W Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Named The Big Social, the event is celebrating its third year with Telligent and its first for Zimbra. The Big Social provides a venue for customers and partners to learn, share best practices, and network among peers. The Big Social 2013 features four training workshops, four different learning tracks, and keynote presentations from industry leaders. Moreover, it provides customers and partners with an early view into upcoming product enhancements and the opportunity to contribute your ideas for our product roadmap. The event also includes a partner pavilion where our technology partners showcase their work with our product, demo stations where our engineers demonstrate the latest product releases, as well as a social media lounge where you have the opportunity to relax, network, and earn cool prizes for interacting in our online communities. What makes The Big Social unique is that it is designed for our users, by our users. For example, the event features workshops and learning tracks that have been created by Zimbra and Telligent customers and partners from more than 20 different companies.… Read more »

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How ProcessMaker Uses the Zimbra API to Add Enterprise Class Workflow Functionality to Zimbra

By | August 9, 2013
Zimbra’s extensibility opens up opportunities for the community to build enhancements to its core functionality and bring new, custom features to Zimbra users. One of our latest examples comes to us from ProcessMaker. Take a look at how it uses the Zimbra API to add enterprise workflow to Zimbra. ProcessMaker is a leading open source workflow and business process management software suite that allows users to design and automate form based approval driven business processes across the organization. The ProcessMaker Zimlet allows enterprises to solve their main communications needs in a single interface: email, calendaring, tasking, document manage and now…workflow. How We Created our Zimlet Our first step in creating the integration was to determine which of ProcessMaker’s three integration methods was most suitable for this type of extension. These include:… Read more »

Zimbra’s Commitment to Open Source

By | August 2, 2013
As we move forward with our new mission at Zimbra, it's time to reaffirm our commitment to Open Source software. Open source is part of our DNA at Zimbra. It's how we started our journey back in 2005 to innovate and bring a next generation email and collaboration platform to the web, mobile and desktop. From our early days, we worked with the broader open source and developer community to develop our own Javascript toolkit as well as to help improve the speed of modern web applications. Now, as we move forward to create a unified suite of social and collaboration tools, Open Source will be at the heart of what we build. Our Code Probably goes without saying, if you're going to be Open Source, so goes the code. We will continue to invest in our Open Source Edition of the Zimbra Collaboration Server both in binary and source formats. Our hope is that hackers and system admins alike can benefit from the work that we've done.… Read more »

Zimbra.Next (codename: JudasPriest): Full Steam Ahead

By | July 24, 2013
It was a crazy first week at the new Telligent + Zimbra. I spent the week in Japan talking with some of our largest partners and customers. As we talked through our vision for a unified social collaboration suite (for which there is no Japanese translation), several questions came up. One we consistently heard was, “what about Zimbra.Next?” The Zimbra.Next release train has been rolling and there’s no stopping it now. We’ve made a commitment to our customers and partners and we have no intention on going back on that.… Read more »

Telligent Acquires Zimbra from VMware

By | July 15, 2013
I’m pleased to say that Telligent, a market leader in enterprise social software, today announced that it has acquired from VMware the global assets of Zimbra. Telligent and Zimbra will merge under the Zimbra brand to form an enterprise software company offering a unified social collaboration suite built for the post-PC era. Why the combination? Zimbra and Telligent solutions are both designed for collaboration and have complementary capabilities. Telligent offers enterprise social collaboration including real-time communication, social networking, instant messaging and online communities. Paired with Zimbra for enterprise-class email, calendar and collaboration, the combined offering will cover the entire collaboration spectrum. Under the Zimbra brand, Zimbra software will continue to be made available on premise and in the cloud through the company and its partners. The combined company will also maintain its worldwide presence, with offices in Dallas, Palo Alto, Tokyo, London and Pune, India.… Read more »

Kinsale Insurance Maintains Business-Critical Email Communications with Zimbra

By | June 27, 2013
Kinsale is an insurance provider specializing in “hard to place” small to medium sized commercial accounts for property, casualty and specialty policies. With an increasing amount of the company's business transacted via email, they needed to choose a reliable system with rich features that would support the staff's revenue-generating efforts. Kinsale needed Zimbra. The Challenge “In the last few years, I have seen the insurance industry move to email-based communication versus telephone, postal mail or fax,” says Alex Albro, Network Team Lead at Kinsale Insurance. “We do 95% of our business through email. The money comes in through email now, so if we were down for 15 minutes, that could translate to millions of dollars. Email is business-critical. It is our lifeline.… Read more »