Open-Xchange Hires Open Source Expert as Executive Vice President of Marketing Strategy

Former IDC Analyst Dan Kusnetzky Joins

Leading Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Exchange



17 Jan, 2006, 00:00 ET from Open-Xchange, Inc.

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Open-Xchange, Inc. today
 announced it has hired former IDC System Software Vice President Daniel M.
 Kusnetzky as executive vice president, Marketing Strategy, responsible for
 corporate and marketing strategy worldwide effective February 1.
     Open-Xchange Inc. is the leading vendor of open source collaboration
 software. Its flagship product, Open-Xchange Server, provides the features and
 functionality of asynchronous collaboration software: e-mail, calendar,
 contacts, projects, tasks, and document sharing and interoperates with popular
 'rich' clients such as Microsoft Outlook, most web browsers and a wide variety
 of mobile devices.
     Kusnetzky, most recently vice president of IDC's System Software research,
 was responsible for research and analysis on the worldwide market for
 operating environments and virtualization software. Prior to his 11 years at
 IDC, he spent 15 years with Digital Equipment Corporation, where he was
 responsible for program and product management, and marketing in the areas of
 client software, server software, and clustered and networked systems.
 Kusnetzky appears regularly as a keynote speaker at industry trade shows and
 is a noted expert on the open source industry.
     "For years, our company's products have been THE open source alternative
 to Microsoft Exchange -- quietly making us the worldwide leader in open source
 messaging and collaboration -- and now we welcome Dan's expertise to bring
 Open-Xchange front and center," said Frank Hoberg, CEO, Open-Xchange Inc.
 "Given his unrivaled knowledge of the market, it is a testament to our value
 and technological capabilities that Dan has chosen to come to Open-Xchange."
     "It is clear that organizations are increasingly depending upon a highly
 mobile workforce, one that is less and less likely to be sitting at a desk in
 an office somewhere," said Kusnetzky. "The new workplace is based upon
 technology that allows workers to collaborate, to access critical information,
 from wherever they are, from whatever device they choose, all in real time.
 Open-Xchange is a company whose products are a fundamental part of this new
 workplace."
 
     About Open-Xchange.org
     Open-Xchange Server is one of the most active and fastest growing open
 source projects to date. Launched in August 2004, Open-Xchange Server now
 ranks #8 out of 303 groupware projects on freshmeat.net web site, # 1 in
 document repositories, #4 in handhelds, and overall #231 out of 39,629 listed
 projects. The Open-Xchange community web site, http://www.open-xchange.org, is
 visited by 130,000 unique visitors each month, the GPL version of Open-Xchange
 Server is downloaded more than 9,000 times each month.
 
     About Open-Xchange Server
     Open-Xchange Server 5, the commercial product launched in April 2005, 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. Open-Xchange Server supports the two
 leading Enterprise Linux distributions, Red Hat and SUSE. Innovative
 connectors, OXtenders, enhance customer flexibility by using open standard
 APIs to integrate existing IT infrastructures, or even extend capabilities to
 such as fax, VoIP, or CRM solutions.
 
     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.
 
 

SOURCE Open-Xchange, Inc.
    TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Open-Xchange, Inc. today
 announced it has hired former IDC System Software Vice President Daniel M.
 Kusnetzky as executive vice president, Marketing Strategy, responsible for
 corporate and marketing strategy worldwide effective February 1.
     Open-Xchange Inc. is the leading vendor of open source collaboration
 software. Its flagship product, Open-Xchange Server, provides the features and
 functionality of asynchronous collaboration software: e-mail, calendar,
 contacts, projects, tasks, and document sharing and interoperates with popular
 'rich' clients such as Microsoft Outlook, most web browsers and a wide variety
 of mobile devices.
     Kusnetzky, most recently vice president of IDC's System Software research,
 was responsible for research and analysis on the worldwide market for
 operating environments and virtualization software. Prior to his 11 years at
 IDC, he spent 15 years with Digital Equipment Corporation, where he was
 responsible for program and product management, and marketing in the areas of
 client software, server software, and clustered and networked systems.
 Kusnetzky appears regularly as a keynote speaker at industry trade shows and
 is a noted expert on the open source industry.
     "For years, our company's products have been THE open source alternative
 to Microsoft Exchange -- quietly making us the worldwide leader in open source
 messaging and collaboration -- and now we welcome Dan's expertise to bring
 Open-Xchange front and center," said Frank Hoberg, CEO, Open-Xchange Inc.
 "Given his unrivaled knowledge of the market, it is a testament to our value
 and technological capabilities that Dan has chosen to come to Open-Xchange."
     "It is clear that organizations are increasingly depending upon a highly
 mobile workforce, one that is less and less likely to be sitting at a desk in
 an office somewhere," said Kusnetzky. "The new workplace is based upon
 technology that allows workers to collaborate, to access critical information,
 from wherever they are, from whatever device they choose, all in real time.
 Open-Xchange is a company whose products are a fundamental part of this new
 workplace."
 
     About Open-Xchange.org
     Open-Xchange Server is one of the most active and fastest growing open
 source projects to date. Launched in August 2004, Open-Xchange Server now
 ranks #8 out of 303 groupware projects on freshmeat.net web site, # 1 in
 document repositories, #4 in handhelds, and overall #231 out of 39,629 listed
 projects. The Open-Xchange community web site, http://www.open-xchange.org, is
 visited by 130,000 unique visitors each month, the GPL version of Open-Xchange
 Server is downloaded more than 9,000 times each month.
 
     About Open-Xchange Server
     Open-Xchange Server 5, the commercial product launched in April 2005, 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. Open-Xchange Server supports the two
 leading Enterprise Linux distributions, Red Hat and SUSE. Innovative
 connectors, OXtenders, enhance customer flexibility by using open standard
 APIs to integrate existing IT infrastructures, or even extend capabilities to
 such as fax, VoIP, or CRM solutions.
 
     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.
 
 SOURCE  Open-Xchange, Inc.