An Open Look at Groupware
I recently posted on my other blog (in Portuguese) about the launching of the beta program for the Novell GroupWise 7, a competitor of Microsoft Exchange, as you probably know.
There are some topics I keep in my head, about which I plan to blog in the near future. The open source phenomenon and the alternatives to Microsoft Exchange is one of those subjects.
Today I found out a good article about this, An Open Look at Groupware, written by Jim Conley and part of the July issue of the Redmond Magazine. Jim talks about the 2 major open source Exchange competitors: OpenGroupware.org and Open-Xchange. I particularly like the way he finishes the article:
"For Exchange administrators considering any messaging or groupware upgrade or migration, open source groupware deserves a look. With Windows-based open source client alternatives to Outlook not yet fully baked, open source groupware will remain an unfeasible work in progress for some; others will find the possibilities of server-side groupware carry enough immediate benefit to replace an Exchange installation."
Of course, for me there's no turning back. I'm completely addicted to Exchange!