Integrasi Erat Brings Zimbra to Malaysia and Brunei Market
Partnership Brings One of the Best Collaboration Solutions to Local Shores
In an event in Putrajaya recently, Integrasi Erat Sdn Bhd announced a partnership to provide Zimbra products to corporate and government sectors in Malaysia and Brunei.
Originally developed by Zimbra Inc and first released in 2005, Zimbra Collaboration is an open source messaging and collaboration solution that includes email, address book, calendar, file-sharing, and tasks. It is trusted by more than 5,000 companies and public sector customers, and over 100 million end-users, in over 140 countries.
The company was later purchased by Yahoo! in September 2007. It was then sold to VMware on January 12, 2010 and sold again to Telligent Systems in 2004.
According to Zimbra’s Chief Technology Officer Rob Howard, who was also the founder of Telligent Systems, Zimbra Collaboration is currently in version 8.0.7 and has a clear development path that will bring more advanced features to the already extensive collaboration solution. This includes HTML5 Mobile Web Calendar, HTML5 Offline Client, File Sync to Devices, Instant Messaging and more.
Howard said that in the future, companies could own their own could, social network, instant messaging, e-mail, and other collaboration tools of their own without the need to rely on a remote, external third-party service provider.
These tools will still work with existing, more open services in a synergy. However, companies and government sectors will have full control, cross integration, and have access to comprehensive analytical data that would greatly enhance their understanding of customers and improve their workflow.
Zimbra’s Chief Technology Officer Rob Howard shows off Zimbra Collaboration’s high-level release timeline.