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eZuce Integrates openUC Software with Open-Xchange

October 13, 2010

Open-Xchange and eZuce, Inc., both open source companies, announced a strategic partnership to offer a fully integrated open communications solution that will help companies to maximize their IT investments, achieve an enhanced communications user experience, and realize significant cost savings compared to single-vendor vertically-integrated solutions.

The new fully integrated open communications solution is a combination of eZuce’s openUC unified communications software and Open-Xchange e-mail and collaboration software.

The Open-Xchange business-class open source e-mail and collaboration software has calendar, contact and task management, as well as advanced groupware features such as information management and document sharing. In addition, users can also have access to their data anywhere, anytime and with virtually any device with mobility support.

eZuce’s openUC is a software only solution that enables CaaS as the platform for enterprise communication, such as voice, video, instant messaging, presence, conferencing, collaboration, unified messaging, call center, and mobility. By combining eZuce’s openUC unified communications software and Open-Xchange collaboration software, enterprises can upgrade their existing legacy systems without compromising performance, said Martin Steinmann, CEO and co-founder of eZuce, Inc."Customers can protect their investment in existing IT solutions while advancing to next-generation collaboration tools without limiting their options from Microsoft or other single vendor solutions."

The combined solution of Open-Xchange and openUC features voice, video, instant messaging, presence, conferencing, collaboration, unified messaging, e-mail, call center, calendar and task management, and smartphone support for enterprises with 50 to 10,000 users.

According to a press release, both vendors employ an indirect business model. With the combined solution, enterprises will have access to the complete open communication and collaboration portfolio as on-premises solutions installed on the customer's own computers or via hosted managed services offered directly through the channel.

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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