Zimbra’s CEO Selected as Finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award

By | May 15, 2014
This is my first blog post as Zimbra CMO and I could not be more thrilled about the topic. I am proud to announce that Zimbra’s CEO, Patrick Brandt, has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. The most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, this award honors the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership, achievement and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Less than a year ago, Patrick was the CEO of Telligent, a leader in enterprise social software. And in July 2013, Patrick made the bold move to acquire Zimbra from VMware, merging Telligent and Zimbra under a newly created Zimbra, Inc. The combined company powers modern collaboration for the mobile era, connecting people and information with a unified communications software platform that combines traditional and social collaboration. I have personally been involved in many acquisitions over my career, and as far as acquisition complexity and execution goes, this ranks a whopping 11 on a scale of 1 to 10! In a period of only six months, Patrick’s leadership created a newly branded organization, launched six new offices around the world, integrated engineering teams and product roadmaps, on-boarded nearly 1,000 new channel partners, and hired approximately 90 new employees, all while growing both the top and bottom line.… Read more »

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Thrilled to Welcome “OT” to the Executive Team as CMO

By | May 6, 2014
You can certainly read our official press release announcing Olivier Thierry as our new Chief Marketing Officer that was published this morning; however, I want to take a few moments to personally introduce and welcome him to Zimbra. First, Olivier is known simply as “OT” around the office. We are elated to have someone of his caliber and with his breadth of experience join Zimbra, especially at such an exciting time. We are counting on his significant contributions to the strategy and growth of Zimbra in all facets of the business, but primarily through his leadership of product management & marketing, enablement of our global channel, and oversight of demand generation, which includes all facets of our online presence. And what we really appreciate and look forward to exploiting is OT’s relevant experience in the open source community, plus his deep international background. As I stated earlier, OT is coming on board to lead our global marketing activity at a very exciting time here at Zimbra.… Read more »

Now Available – Local Zimbra Training from our Zimbra Certified Training Partners!

By | April 15, 2014
Back in January, we announced that Zimbra 8.x training, taught by our Zimbra staff, was open for enrollment. We are still offering this training throughout the year, but now you also have the option to receive Zimbra Certified Training from our worldwide Zimbra Certified Training Partners! By enrolling in a course from one of our regional Zimbra Certified Training Partners, you can be assured that you are receiving the best Zimbra training from trusted and certified trainers. Our certified partners use Zimbra's in-depth, hands-on and field-proven training materials to teach Zimbra Collaboration 8.x System Administration courses locally across the globe. And as an added plus, many of our Zimbra Certified Training Partners offer the training in local languages. Wondering what a Zimbra Collaboration 8.… Read more »

Important Read – Critical Security Advisory & Patch for OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability

By | April 10, 2014
On April 7, the OpenSSL project issued a Security Advisory that detailed a serious vulnerability in the encryption software in use by two-thirds of the Internet. This vulnerability (nicknamed "Heartbleed") could potentially allow attackers to retrieve information from encrypted SSL endpoints, including passwords and other credential information. Learn more about the "Heartbleed" security threat from this link: http://gigaom.com/2014/04/08/heres-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-heartbleed-web-security-flaw/ Zimbra's security team reacted quickly, issuing a patch for the "Heartbleed" threat within a few hours. The "Heartbleed" patch supports a generation of new SSL certificates and other remedies. We strongly recommend application of the "Heartbleed" patch IMMEDIATELY.… Read more »

Introducing Zimbra Community 8.0: New Release & Free Edition Enhance Support & Increase Employee Productivity

By | March 11, 2014
Today, we just released the latest version of our community software solution: Zimbra Community 8.0. First, before I give you the highlights of our new release, I would like to clarify any confusion around the product name. Last year in July, Telligent and Zimbra merged to form one, unified organization. As a result of that merger, the name of our community software solution changed. Previously named Telligent Community and Telligent Enterprise, our community offering is now known as Zimbra Community. Zimbra Community will continue to be laser-focused on enhancing customer support and increasing employee productivity for organizations of all sizes.… Read more »

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Zimbra’s Globetrotting to a City Near You This Spring

By | March 4, 2014
Spring just got a little more social – throughout March and April, Zimbra will be globetrotting to a mix of industry and partner events. We will have Zimbra representatives at all of these events, so please join us if you are in the area! Malaysia iErat Press Conference March 13 Zimbra executives and representatives – Rob Howard, Chief Technology Officer; Brent Rhymes, President of Worldwide Field Operations; Jon Allen, Director of Strategic Alliances; and Marcus Teo, Sales Director of ASEAN  – will be present at the iErat press conference to share an overview of our unified collaboration offerings, Zimbra Community and Zimbra Collaboration, and what’s next for Zimbra. London SMiLE (Social Media in the Large Enterprise) Conference March 17 Come join us in March for the SMiLE London event at the prestigious St Paul’s Etc venue. SMiLE is a face-to-face event for internal communication professionals to come together and hear the latest case studies about employee social networks.… Read more »