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Zarafa Brings Browser-Based Enterprise Collaboration Client to CeBIT
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Thursday the 1st, March 2012 at 07:07 AM (EST)
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Beyond Outlook by providing groupware, chat and web meetings from just one interface

At this year’s CeBIT (6-10 March, Hannover) Zarafa, the leading European provider of open source groupware and collaboration software, will introduce the Zarafa WebApp.

The WebApp and its plugins deliver a browser-based enterprise collaboration client that goes beyond Outlook. Plug-ins will vary from chat and web meetings to social media such as Facebook and Google+. Multi-user week calendaring and advanced delegation distinguishes WebApp from other web mail clients.

Facilitating effectiveness of communication
People using the WebApp will be able to start a chat or web meeting easily and quickly, depending on time, priority and personal preference. This will facilitate interaction and encourage information sharing.

Providing Enterprise features
The Zarafa WebApp is the first collaboration client that includes enterprise features. Secretaries and management can benefit from multi-user week calendaring and advanced delegation. Enabling people to work from the browser, everywhere and any time, immediately reduces the maintenance costs. Support will drop due to easier IT administration.

The strongly integrated API of the WebApp will not only encourage the developer community to enrich the platform with a variety of plug-ins, it can also be done 10 times faster than before. In this way, user driven innovation will enable enterprises to remain aligned with future collaboration developments.

Brian Joseph, CEO at Zarafa: “The power of open innovation is demonstrated by the fact that features that have become mature in the consumer market are now being adopted by the enterprise market as well. In the future it will support Zarafa in becoming the leading open source collaboration platform in the world."

For the seventh year in a row, Zarafa will participate in the industry's biggest digital international event. Zarafa is proud to announce the presence and contributions of many partners at its booth (Hall 2, D54) such as SuSE GmbH, bitbone ag CeBIT contributors since 2007), new Zarafa Gold Partner Linudata GmbH, Linux Information Systems AG, CatWorkX GmbH, Sylphen GmbH & Co. KG, IT-Novum GmbH and Ancud IT GmbH.

About Zarafa
Zarafa is the leading European provider of open source groupware and collaboration software. The company is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands. Zarafa’s offices in Stuttgart, Hannover and Belo Horizonte (Brazil) provide local sales and support to more than 250 partners and thousands of customers worldwide.

Our core product is the Zarafa Collaboration Platform (ZCP), the leading European open and compatible groupware platform that can be used as a drop-in Microsoft Exchange replacement for email, calendaring, collaboration and tasks. Using instant web meetings and other apps, ZCP is evolving into a full, flexible and future proof collaboration platform. Additionally, Zarafa recently launched Z-Archiver which decreases the need for expensive storage tiers for long-term archiving. Zarafa is acclaimed for its unrivalled expertise in calendar and mobile compatibility.
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Media Contact:
Mirjam Scholtes, Communication & PR Manager
Tel: + 31 (0)15 2517710, M: +31 (0)6 55114984

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