Email is a backbone of any business today. Email system is widely used as a form of business communication and overall it is an actual business tool. Last month one of our customers, ‘Precision Bearing’ (Popular by brand ‘ZNL’) assigned us a project of implementation of ‘Corporate Email System’ in low budget. We demonstrated them Zimbra Collaboration Suite which is actually perfect solution for their requirement and it is very inexpensive solution (costing less than Rs.100 per user per year).
VMware Zimbra being the leader in open source, next-generation email and collaboration software simplifies IT and set the standard for web and cloud based collaboration. It provides with innovative user experiences, such as a rich AJAX web interface. Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) consists of both client and server components. Two versions of Zimbra are available: an open-source version, and a commercially supported version ("Zimbra Network") with closed-source components such as a proprietary MAPI connector to Outlook for calendar synchronization.
The ZCS Web Client is a full-featured collaboration suite that supports email, group calendars and document sharing using an Ajax web interface that enables tool tips, drag-and-drop items, and right-click menus in the UI. Also included are advanced searching capabilities and date relations, online document authoring, "Zimlet" mashups and a full administration UI. It is written using the Zimbra Ajax Toolkit.