Zimbra Positioned as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace

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Evaluation was based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

“We are happy to be positioned as a Visionary by Gartner,” said Olivier Thierry, Zimbra CMO.

Zimbra, a global leader in unified collaboration software, today announced it is positioned as a “Visionary” by Gartner, Inc. in the “Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace.” (1) Zimbra’s social software fosters deeper business relationships, both for internal and external environments, with a full suite of social applications and social networking tools.

According to Gartner, “As social interaction needs to permeate existing business activities in order to be effective, the technology to support these interactions also needs to become entwined with other technologies and systems.” (1) Zimbra helps boost productivity by integrating social functions into the daily workflow to build strong employee networks.

“We are happy to be positioned as a Visionary by Gartner,” said Olivier Thierry, Zimbra CMO. “The combination of Zimbra’s social capabilities, along with our recently acquired Zimbra Sync and Share and the new release of Zimbra Collaboration enhance our ability to deliver a unique, integrated experience. As we have seen with many of our customers, the innovative workplace of today demands a unique experience, which is echoed in our forward thinking,” continued Thierry.

Earlier this year, Zimbra released Zimbra Community 8.0 which extended the power of customer support communities and private social networks to remote and mobile workers.

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(1) Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace” by Nikos Drakos, et al. September 3, 2014

About Zimbra

Zimbra connects people and information with unified collaboration software that includes email, calendaring, file sharing, activity streams, social networks and more. With technology designed for social, mobile and the cloud, Zimbra gives individuals the flexibility to work from virtually anywhere, through nearly every computer, tablet and mobile device.

Zimbra’s software is trusted globally by service providers, governments and companies, with over 200,000 accessing Zimbra in the cloud managed by our worldwide network of service providers. With customers including NTT Communications, Comcast, Dell, Rackspace, Red Hat, Mozilla, H&R Block and Vodafone, a vibrant open source community and worldwide partner network, Zimbra is the third-largest collaboration provider in the world. Zimbra is privately held with corporate headquarters in Frisco, Texas and offices in San Mateo, California; London; Tokyo; Singapore and Pune, India. For more information, visit Zimbra.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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