Kolab Systems AG re-launches Free Software Groupware business
Bernhard Reiter <bernhard.reiter <at> intevation.de>
2010-03-01 15:07:25 GMT
Dear friends of Kolab,
attached the press release "our" new company
Kolab Systems AG for professional Kolab services:
Spread the word.
ps: I am a member of the board ("Verwaltungsrat").
1 March 2010: Kolab Systems AG re-launches Free Software Groupware business
(Zurich/Hanover) CeBIT 2010 in Hanover sees the re-launch of the Kolab Free
Software business into the Kolab Systems AG. Professional service, certified
packaging, quality assurance, and a strong partnership model characterise the
new business built on a proven solution with 5 years of productive use.
Customers and partners have the opportunity to meet Georg Greve, CEO of Kolab
Systems AG, and Dr. Paul Adams, COO of Kolab Systems AG during CeBIT 2010 to
discuss business opportunities.
"The award-winning design of the Kolab Groupware Solution has proven its value
in many deployments with thousands of users who have used it productively
throughout the past five years," states Georg Greve, CEO. "We feel that
nurturing the surrounding business ecosystem is essential if Kolab is to
fully realize its technical potential for all its users. Kolab Systems AG is
the consequence of this and the answer to feedback that we received from
partners, customers and the community alike."
Dr. Paul Adams, COO: "The new business will be focused on a strong partnership
model to provide users with a service chain that combines fast 1st level
support out of a single hand with Kolab Systems AG as a strong 2nd and 3rd
level partner that focuses on testing, QA, packaging and continuous
development and maintenance of the technical basis."
Managed by the founding president of FSFE and a senior Free Software expert
and researcher with strong ties to the KDE community, the new business will
continue to work closely with the Free Software community and ensure the
future of the Kolab Groupware Solution as an independent and secure choice
for all users.
Potential customers and companies interested in providing Kolab Groupware
Solutions in the future are invited to contact
Georg C. F. Greve, CEO
Email: <greve -- AT -- kolabsys.com>
Mobile: +49 - 1578 - 711 43 33
Dr. Paul J. Adams, COO
Email: <adams --AT -- kolabsys.com>
Mobile: +44 - 7745 - 13 32 85
for a meeting during CeBIT 2010.
Journalists are invited to join the Kolab Introduction on CeBIT on
Tuesday, 2.3.2010, 10:00
at the Univention Stage, Hall 2, Stand B36
The managing directors of Kolab Systems AG will be available after the event
to provide further information.
About Kolab Systems AG:
Kolab Systems AG is a Swiss corporation based in Zürich founded as a new,
independent business in February 2010 by two of Europe's leading companies in
the Free Software area that were deeply involved in the development of the
Kolab Groupware Solution and continued to provide development and services
throughout the past years. Intevation GmbH, Germany, with 10 years of
strategic Free Software expertise in GIS, security and public administration
software and KDAB, Sweden, the world’s largest independent source of Qt
knowledge, providing consulting, training and mentoring for developing Qt
applications from scratch as well as expertise in porting from all popular
and legacy frameworks.
For more information about Kolab Systems AG, see http://kolabsys.com
The Kolab Groupware Solution has initially been developed by a consortium of
some of Germany's premier Free Software companies in 2002-2004 on principles
of security, privacy and scalability. It follows best design and engineering
principles inherent in Free Software to achieve a highly modular, scalable
and distributed setup. Unlike other groupware solutions, Kolab is built upon
the understanding of different information spheres: The primary Kolab Client,
KDE Kontact, is a smart client that assembles each user's personal
information view. Alternatively, deployments can involve Microsoft Outlook
through one of three connectors, web clients, or mobile clients through one
of several synchronisation paths.
The Kolab community web site is available at http://kolab.org
Managing Director - Owner: www.intevation.net (Free Software Company)
Deputy Coordinator Germany: fsfe.org. Board member: www.kolabsys.com.
Intevation GmbH, Osnabrück, DE; Amtsgericht Osnabrück, HRB 18998
Geschäftsführer Frank Koormann, Bernhard Reiter, Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner
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