Network Solutions deploys SMB Hosted Solutions

Web hosting and small business applications company, Network Solutions, has partnered with Open-Xchange, to offer hosted e-mail and collaboration services to small businesses.

Designed for small business owners looking for an affordable alternative to the Microsoft Exchange e-mail platform, may take advantage of the new hosted, cost effective and feature rich email and collaboration service, from Network Solutions and Open-Xchange.

Bill Jolly, Director of Product Development, Network Solutions noted, ”Integrating Open Xchange into our e-mail and hosting platform will provide our customers with enterprise level e-mail and collaboration services at price small businesses can afford.

This solution will provide small businesses with access to the functionality that large businesses enjoy today. Our customers will have the ability easily make and receive meeting requests, share calendars, share documents and schedule resources using a state of the art e-mail interface.”

Open-Xchange, Inc., the leading provider of open source collaboration software, and Network Solutions, LLC, the leader in providing e-business services, have partnered to deliver a hosted email service to small and medium sized businesses.

In the near future, Network Solutions will offer Open-Xchange’s advanced web-based personal information management (PIM) client as an option to their customers.

Based on Open-Xchange’s award-winning Smart Collaboration technology, the agreement will provide Network Solutions customers with highly integrated and feature-rich email, calendaring, contact and task management, through an easy to use interface

Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange remarked, ”We are pleased to work with Network Solutions as this partnership shows how service providers can grow their business by offering new valuable services to their customers using open source technologies. More businesses, small and large, are looking to Software as a Service (SaaS) to deliver the applications they need in a cost effective manner.”

Open-Xchange integrates email, calendaring, contacts and task management with advanced groupware features such as information management and document sharing.

Productivity is enhanced through unique teamwork features, like team view, single-password document sharing, and shared calendars, contacts, tasks and documents.

Users can easily upgrade to the full-featured groupware and document management solution and the option of synchronizing with Microsoft Outlook will be available.

Later this year, Network Solutions will replace its existing webmail application with the new module from Open-Xchange, which uses an innovative AJAX web interface to deliver enhanced usability.

Further customization by end-users will be possible through the use of web applications including RSS feeds, local weather forecasts, sports and videos, all of which can be integrated with a few clicks into their individual Open-Xchange portal page that uses Netvibes Universal Widget API (UWA).

Open-Xchange’s document system can easily be integrated into users’ desktops using WebDAV. This means it can be viewed and used just like any other folder in their system.

Open-Xchange Inc. offers scalable and integrated open source email and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities.

Open-Xchange Hosting Edition enables web-hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). Internet service providers (ISPs), telcos and hosting providers, led by 1 and 1 Internet, deliver advanced email and groupware features through Open-Xchange Hosting Edition to millions of users.

Open-Xchange Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, with research, development, and operations in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, please visit

Network Solutions is a provider of e-business solutions and domain name registration service, offering a full range of online services to small and medium enterprises, including web hosting, web design, e-commerce software, search engine marketing, SSL certificates, e-mail services and domain name registration.

Network Solutions draws on over 29 years of experience to make it simple and affordable for customers to build and manage an online presence through a one-stop web Solutions provider.

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