University of Salamanca Brings Open-Xchange E-Mail and Groupware to 30,000 Users

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Provides easy-to-use, cost-effective messaging and collaboration for students, faculty and administration

University of Salamanca in Spain selected Linux-based Open-Xchange for e-mail and groupware at its nine campus facilities. More than 30,000 students use Open-Xchange for e-mail and 2,700 faculty and administration use the Open-Xchange premium groupware package for e-mail, calendaring, information management and document sharing. The implementation was handled by Quer System, an Open-Xchange Business Partner based in Spain.

"The Open-Xchange collaboration software is the ideal solution to provide our students, professors and administration with complete groupware and webmail," said Reyes Hernández who is responsible for the e-mail services within the university. "After having evaluated other products, Open-Xchange Server 6 has been the only one that offered everything that was needed for our users, including connections to the most frequently-used clients (Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac), as well as synchronization with mobile devices. Plus, we're able to integrate Open-Xchange in our complex IT infrastructure."

"Academic and government institutions look for easy-to-use messaging and collaboration at affordable cost," said Rafael Laguna de la Vera, CEO, Open-Xchange. "Open-Xchange is delivering function that goes beyond Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint, yet minimizes cost so it is affordable in tight public budgets."

Open-Xchange software integrates e-mail, calendar, contacts and task management. The solution can be provided as a single user Personal Information Management software package, as well as a premium groupware package with advanced features, such as information management and document sharing. Productivity is enhanced through unique teamwork features like team view, single-password document sharing, and shared calendars, contacts, tasks and documents.

Recently introduced "Social OX" features are increasingly important for students. Open-Xchange gives users the ability to consolidate any kind of existing webmail accounts -- for example from Google and Yahoo -- into a folder in Open-Xchange so they can be managed more easily. In addition, contact details from social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Xing can be added automatically to the Open-Xchange address book -- giving users easy access to the latest contact information within their personal network. Also, users can now integrate messaging feeds from Twitter and Facebook and merge their calendar and address books from Google into Open-Xchange, as well.

Open-Xchange is used by more than 15 million users worldwide as hosted and on-premises business-class e-mail and groupware.

About Open-Xchange
Open-Xchange is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source e-mail and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. The company provides on-premises versions called Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Appliance Edition, along with Open-Xchange Hosting Edition, which 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 e-mail storage and does not require that these systems be replaced.

Open-Xchange AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany and Tarrytown, N.Y. For more information, visit http://www.open-xchange.com.

About the University of Salamanca
The University of Salamanca was founded in 1218 and is considered the oldest existing Hispanic university. Today, the university serves more than 30,000 students at nine campus facilities in Ávila, Zamora, Béjar, and Salamanca. In the city of Salamanca, the centers are grouped in six campuses: Campus Histórico, Campus de Ciencias, Campus de Canalejas, Campus Miguel de Unamuno (Campus Biosanitario and Campus FES-Derecho), Campus Ciudad Jardín and Campus Villamayor. For more information, visit http://www.usal.es.

About Quer System
Quer System is an IT consulting company specializing in open source collaboration and e-mail solutions. Quer System has been a certified partner of Open-Xchange in Spain since 2005. For more information, visit http://www.quersystem.com.

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