New Company Symbolizes the Integration of Traditional Collaboration and Social Collaboration
DALLAS – September 25, 2013 – Zimbra, formerly Telligent, today introduced its vision for people-centered collaboration by introducing its integrated executive management team, brand strategy and culture at its user group conference, The Big Social. The three-day conference took place in Dallas from Sept. 23 to 25 and was Zimbra’s first initiative as a combined company. Customers and partners from as far as Japan, India and Singapore came together to share best practices, ideas and insights designed for collaboration in the mobile, post-PC era.
In less than 60 days since Telligent announced the acquisition of Zimbra, the new company has successfully executed a combined user group conference and integrated its senior management team, engineering groups and worldwide offices into one cohesive organization. The company recently relocated its headquarters to Frisco, Texas, opened a new office in San Mateo, Calif. and plans to open additional offices in London, Tokyo and Pune, India. The company is also aggressively hiring and continuing to grow, with plans to increase its headcount by more than 25 percent by the end of the year.
“Because our vision, strategy and culture is so clearly aligned, Zimbra has accomplished more in the past two months than what it traditionally takes some companies years to do,” said Patrick Brandt, chief executive officer of Zimbra. “We are proud of the immense strides we have made as a collective company so far, and we look forward to delivering on our commitment to unified communication moving forward.”
The culture created over the years at Telligent is uniquely positioned to match the energy and the culture of Zimbra and its open source roots. Zimbra is the only company that can offer a comprehensive collaboration companion for any mobile and social organization, providing a unified approach that improves productivity, lowers costs and strengthens customer and employee engagement.
With more than 5,000 customers in 110 countries and 400 partners worldwide, Zimbra allows companies to communicate more effectively through social communities, analytics, search and messaging. Zimbra eliminates the need for disparate communication tools and breaks down cross-department collaboration barriers by offering an integrated suite of solutions for email, calendar sharing, chat and social networking.
Zimbra’s user group conference, The Big Social, is the company’s annual gathering of online community and collaboration professionals. Leading companies such as Comcast, Cox Communications, March of Dimes, Mary Kay, NTT Communications, Lafayette College, Texas Instruments and more were in attendance.
Zimbra powers collaboration and communication for the way you work. Zimbra connects people and information with an integrated collaboration suite that includes email, calendaring, file sharing, activity streams, social communities and more. With technology designed for social, mobile and the cloud, Zimbra gives individuals the flexibility to work from virtually anywhere, through nearly every computer, tablet and mobile device.
Zimbra is trusted by more than 5,000 companies, including global brands such as NTT Communications, Comcast, Dell, Cadbury, Investec, Rackspace, Red Hat, VMware, H&R Block and Vodafone. With its vibrant open source community and worldwide partner network, Zimbra is the third largest collaboration provider in the world. Zimbra is privately held with corporate headquarters in Frisco, Texas and offices in San Mateo, California; London; Tokyo and Pune, India. For more information, visit Zimbra.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Suzanne Casey, Metis Communicationszimbra@metiscomm.com+1 617-236-0500