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A press release from Systems Solutions Inc.:

Complete Hardware/Software platform with no open-source experience required

TARRYTOWN, NY, February 22, 2006 – Systems Solutions Inc. today announced the availability of a turnkey mail and collaboration server designed especially for SMB to Enterprise clients -- giving customers with little or no open-source experience advanced email, calendaring and collaboration functionality at a low cost.

The complete hardware and software offering combines a IBM xSeries servers, a customer’s choice of a Novell/SUSE Linux or Red Hat operating system, and Open-Xchange 5 collaboration server. Systems Solutions configures the server for maximum transparency on the customer side, using current email and collaboration set-up, plus any specific requirements.
Open-Xchange Server 5 provides key messaging functions like email, calendaring, contacts and task management -- fully integrated with advanced groupware features such as document sharing, project tracking, user forums, and a knowledge base. Open-Xchange Server 5 offers major productivity improvements through object 'linking' and 'permissioning' and works with 'rich clients' such as Microsoft Outlook as well as most browsers and mobile devices.

“Open-source has established itself in organizations of all sizes," said Dan Kusnetzky, executive vice president, Marketing Strategy, Open-Xchange, Inc. "This approach to development is highly responsive to changes to the environment. Systems Solutions brings together the best of breed open-source operating systems and collaboration software so customers experience a straightforward solution that is flexible and cost effective.

"“We find that many companies - in the legal and financial markets especially - require a powerful collaboration platform to handle their documentation, need for access to long histories of information and client confidentiality,” said Frank Basanta, director of Technology, Systems Solutions, Inc. “By packaging Open-Xchange 5 with top software and hardware in a pre-configured server, customers now have a tool designed for efficiency and ease-of-use and able to scale with their businesses.”

About the Server
In addition to the IBM server and Linux or Red Hat operating system, Open-Xchange Server 5 includes Outlook OXtenders, Palm OXtenders and a standardized architecture that enable seamless integration with Microsoft’s Outlook client, Palm’s handheld products and all major browsers respectively with Open-Xchange 5. Other wireless applications such as SyncML allow for server access and a messaging platform that provides maximum flexibility and support to the users.

Prices and Availability
Complete turnkey solutions start at five users for $1,250 and go up to 200 users for $8,042. Seats can be added incrementally in blocks of five. Product is available and ready to ship as of February 22, 2006.

About Open-Xchange Inc.
Open-Xchange Inc. delivers reliable and scalable messaging and advanced collaboration solutions. Its flagship product, Open-Xchange Server, is the market-leading advanced collaboration server that combines best-of-breed open source software with commercial software add-ons and connectors. Open-Xchange Server is among the Top 250 most popular and most active open source projects in the world today. Open-Xchange Inc. is headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, with research & development and operations concentrated in Olpe and Nuremberg.

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About Systems Solutions Inc.
Based in New York, NY, Systems Solutions Inc. ( is the Americas leading Systems Integration solutions provider. With 16 offices, Systems Solutions services the needs of corporations from SMB to Fortune 50 Enterprises across the Americas with a professional staff. Systems Solutions can be contacted at 877-673-0564.

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