Open-Xchange Inc. Names UK Distributor

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Interactive Ideas has 10 years background in distributing Linux software.

Open-Xchange Inc., the leading provider of open source collaboration software, announced today the appointment of Interactive Ideas as its UK distributor. Interactive Ideas play a dominant role in the distribution of software products in the Linux environment.

Interactive Ideas will provide its value added resellers (VARS) and system integrators with Open-Xchange Server (OX). OX provides companies with all the features and functionality of asynchronous collaboration software: e-mail, calendar, contacts, projects, tasks, and document sharing.

"We're delighted to welcome Interactive Ideas as our distributor. This is an ideal match, as Interactive Ideas has extensive know how and experience in the distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server, the two Linux platforms on which Open-Xchange Server runs,” said Petra Heinrich, chief sales officer, Open-Xchange Inc. “This partnership enables us to quickly offer the UK market our state-of-the-art, yet affordable collaboration solution.”

"With Open-Xchange server we get an attractive product that brings turnkey Linux collaboration solutions to the broader UK Linux system integrators and VARs,” said Mike Trup, managing director of Interactive Ideas. "Through the partnership, Interactive Ideas extends our portfolio as a complete provider of enterprise Linux solutions.”

Open-Xchange has customers in more than 35 countries since its launch in April 2005. Sales growth is particularly strong in Germany, the United States and France. To date, Open-Xchange has recruited 175 value added resellers in 40 countries.

About Open-Xchange Server

Open-Xchange Server 5 is engineered for ease of installation, migration, administration, integration and use. It interoperates with virtually all web browsers and important proprietary and open source rich clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Palm, Evolution, KDE Kontact etc. Open-Xchange Server supports the two leading Enterprise Linux distributions, Red Hat and SUSE. Through OXtenders, Open-Xchange Server integrates with a wide variety of value-added services such as fax servers and Samba administration tools.

About Open-Xchange Inc.

Open-Xchange Inc. delivers reliable and scalable groupware, collaboration, and messaging solutions. Its flagship product, Open-Xchange Server, is the market-leading collaboration server that combines best-of-breed open source software with commercial software add-ons and connectors. Open-Xchange Server is among the Top 300 most popular and most active open source projects in the world today. Open-Xchange Inc. is based in Tarrytown, NY, with offices in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.open-xchange.com

About Interactive Ideas

Interactive is the leading distributor of Linux Solutions in the UK. It has been involved in distributing Open Source products for almost 10 years and has relationships with all the leading vendors. It recently launched its Linux website, http://www.linuxvar.co.uk as a way of promoting Linux solutions to the SME marketplace.

Based in Enfield in London, it works with solution providers in both the SME and Enterprise space, providing an unparalleled level of service. In 2001, founder Michael Trup, was named as a ‘Future Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Enterprise Magazine and in 2003 Interactive Ideas was awarded ‘Inner City 100’ status as one of the fastest growing companies in the UK based in an inner city area.

Useful Websites:

http://www.interactiveideas.com
http://www.linuxvar.co.uk
http://www.open-xchange.com

Contact:                        

Michael Breeze                    

Marketing Manager                    

Interactive Ideas                    

020 8805 1000

Bill Baker

Baker Communications Group

860-350-9100

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