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CrossNodes: SuSE OpenExchange: More Than a Mere Mail Server

Feb 13, 2003, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Alice Sysadmin for this link. ]

"Groupware has become ubiquitous in the business world, but oddly enough, until recently there haven't been many viable choices for groupware, especially for mid-sized offices reluctant to run expensive servers. Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, and Novell Groupwise are probably the most popular choices at the enterprise level, but they are expensive and require skilled administration. They are also plagued with horrid marketing buzzwords like 'collaborative portal management' and 'dynamic collaboration solution,' but that is a rant for another day.

"SOHO users have had few solid choices as well. Time & Chaos's inexpensive price tag and ease of use have earned it a faithful following on small peer networks comprised of Windows PCs. More prevalent have been 'outsourcing' services, or Web-based subscription services, where users' data are stored on the vendor's servers and accessed via the Internet..."

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