Tarrytown, NY and Cologne, Germany (PRWEB) August 8, 2008
Open-Xchange, the leading provider of open source collaboration software, today announced an agreement with O3SIS, a market-leading provider of open-standards-based, over-the-air data synchronization and push technologies.
The companies expect to release in the third quarter software that will enable Internet Service Providers (ISPs), telcos and web hosting companies to offer their customers a mobile extension of the Open-Xchange Hosting Edition. O3SIS will add mobile capabilities to the e-mail, calendar, address book and tasks of Hosted Open-Xchange. By supporting 300-plus certified mobile devices, the O3SIS technology covers more than 95 percent of the total mobile subscriber base.
"The market potential for mobile SaaS solutions is tremendous as business users and consumers seek easy-to-use mobile messaging and collaboration capabilities on all the devices they use, anywhere, anytime," said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. "SaaS makes applications accessible and affordable to small- and medium-size enterprises and consumers without requiring technical expertise."
"Our technology is the perfect add-on to Open-Xchange software. By adding valuable mobile services for their customers, providers will have a unique differentiation opportunity," said Bernd Rützel, chief sales officer at O3SIS. "By offering the combination of Open-Xchange and O3SIS mobile support, providers will attract new customers with Blackberry-like business-class email at very competitive prices. Our agreement with Open-Xchange marks a further milestone in our strategy to extend our global footprint by partnering with leading market players."
Open-Xchange has partnerships with leading hosting providers -- led by 1&1 Internet (U.S. and Germany), Network Solutions (U. S.), JMF (Japan), OVH (France), and Hostpoint (Switzerland) -- providing full groupware solutions built on Open-Xchange.
O3SIS' innovative solutions are currently deployed by top tier mobile operators, including Vodafone Group, E-Plus, O2, and T-Mobile -- with millions of users worldwide.
About Open-Xchange Inc.
Open-Xchange Inc. is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source e-mail and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. Open-Xchange Hosting Edition enables web-hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). The Open-Xchange Hosting Edition is architected to integrate into a hosting provider's existing infrastructure such as authentication, provisioning, billing, and email storage rather than require that these systems be replaced.
To date, Open-Xchange has grown to more than 8 million paid mailboxes this year (a 4 times increase from last year) as a result of deals with 1&1 - the #1 hosting company worldwide; Network Solutions - the #3 hosting company in the U.S.; OVH - the #1 hosting company in France; Hostpoint - the #1 hosting company in Switzerland.
Open-Xchange Inc. is a privately-held company headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y., with research, development, and operations in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.open-xchange.com.
O3SIS unleashes the full potential of the mobile experience -- bringing together content and communities and advancing communication capabilities through the O3SIS multi-channel messaging platform for a more dynamic, productive, and connected mobile life style. O3SIS enables mobile operators to build loyal subscriber communities and create additional revenue streams by accelerating the deployment of value-added services such as Mobile Backup & Restore, Mobile Media Publishing or Multi-Channel Push Mail. Since the rollout of the world's first carrier grade Mobile E-Mail and Data Sync Solution to T-Mobile, O3SIS has been a pioneer and market leader in the mobile industry, developing personal mobile data applications and standard-based over-the-air data synchronization technology that can be easily integrated into an operator's existing infrastructure.
O3SIS' innovative solutions are currently deployed by top tier mobile operators, including Vodafone Group, E-Plus, O2, and T-Mobile International -- with millions of users worldwide. Founded in 1996, O3SIS is headquartered in Germany with North American offices located in Northern California. For more information, visit http://www.o3sis.com or contact info @ o3sis.com.