1&1 Internet Inc., a web host, today announced a new product, MailXchange, based on Open-Xchange Inc.'s collaboration technology. The company says that MailXchange is a hosted solution requiring no server management or licensing fees from customers.
It states that small business owners and private users looking for an alternative to Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint can utilise this hosted email and collaboration service. The service can also be utilized with any Windows Mobile smartphone, it adds.
The company articulates that with MailXchange users can take advantage of Open-Xchange's web-based personal information management, providing customers with email, calendaring, contact and task management to enhance efficiency and teamwork.
The centralized document management system allows for users to attach documents to corresponding tasks, as well as share them without emailing large files. The web-based MailXchange interface is available anywhere with internet access.
This gives companies with multiple locations and employees working out of office, the flexibility to effectively share information. With 1&1 MailXchange users also have the option of synchronising with Microsoft Outlook, avers the company.
Oliver Mauss, CEO 1&1 Internet Inc., said, "MailXchange delivers valuable functionality for small businesses and individuals, facilitating effective teamwork and enabling document sharing anywhere, anytime, with any device.
As a leader in innovative technology, 1&1 willcontinue to call upon proven open-source technologies which enable our customers to benefit from greatly reduced licensing costs."
"We're seeing the dawn of a new era with hosted software made widely available to everyone when that was previously reserved only for installations at enterprises," said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange.
"1&1's customers will benefit from access to our collaboration software that streamlines communications and can improve users' productivity."
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