Former SUSE/Novell Product Management Director Joins Open-Xchange Inc.
Posted on: 08/11/2005 05:19 AM

A press release from Open-Xchange Inc.:

TARRYTOWN, NY, August 9, 2005 – Open-Xchange Inc. announced that Oliver Nachtrab, most recently director of product management for SUSE Linux, a Novell Business, has joined the company as vice president, business development marketing, responsible for product strategy, marketing, PR and technology alliances.

Nachtrab joined the marketing group at SUSE in 2002, after several years with high tech companies in Germany. He led the product management and marketing efforts for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 – resulting in year over year growth of the product of more than 100 percent.

“We are thrilled to have Oliver join us,” said Frank Hoberg, CEO of Open-Xchange. “His experience with SUSE gives him great understanding of Linux and of our product as well. His most recent experiences with Novell and with global alliances and value-added resellers have given him broad insights into global business strategy – we welcome his expertise.”

“Open-Xchange has an opportunity to change the collaboration landscape – not just as a product, but as the way the world does business. What could be more exciting than to be part of that?” said Nachtrab. “As Open Source operating systems have already grown from small business to enterprise-oriented, Open-Xchange Server will follow that path closely.”

About Open-Xchange
Open-Xchange enables easy migration and integration to an open source environment – allowing IT administrators to create and implement killer-apps without changing existing infrastructure components, i.e. databases, directory services, message transfer agents, e-mail servers or web-servers. End users can keep their favorite mail and groupware client -- most often Outlook, but also open source clients such as Kontact.

Open-Xchange offers a new solution to an age-old problem with its innovative OXtender. Developed to published Internet standards using open source APIs and interface extensions, OXtender integrates simply and efficiently into an existing IT infrastructure. If desired, the OXtender can even be extended by ISVs to provide fax, VoIP, or CRM solutions, for example. Extension, for SAMBA, Wiki or more exotic uses, is also possible through the creativity of the Open Source community where OXtender originated.

About Open-Xchange Inc.
Based in Tarrytown, NY, Open-Xchange Inc. (www.open-xchange.com) is the world’s leading Linux-based groupware, collaboration, and messaging provider. Open-Xchange’s flagship product, Open-Xchange Server, comes in a free open source version, OX 0.8, and a commercial version, Open-Xchange 5.0. Netline Internet Service GmbH, based in Germany, has been developing java-based, three-tier web applications since 1996 and continues to be the contract developer of Open-Xchange. Netline also provides the core collaboration engine for SUSE LINUX Openexchange



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