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A user should become a winner – Cybozu and Appresso dive into the world of interoperability

Posted in Interoperability by japanclouds on February 4, 2010

The Cybozu research institute and Appresso are putting "PIMSYNC for Cybozu Garuune 2" on the market, and synchronize schedule information automatically. Thereby, cooperation of the groupware for large-scales "Cybozu  Garuune 2", the groupware of the other company, and SFA is realized.

The software which is the target of a synchronization is "Microsoft Office Share Point Server 2007","Exchange Server 2007", "Google Calendar", "Lotus Notes/Domino" and "eSales manager." Cybozu received OEM offer of the data automatic synchronous software "PIMSYNC" of Appresso, and developed this solution.

In the case of a major company, groupware and schedule management software have a case employed using different software for every section. And the load of employment by the duplicate input and many problems of the fall of the productivity by double booking arise.

Moreover, since the policy is set up for every section even if it is going to introduce the software of unification in the whole company, it is in an unrealizable situation. Therefore, many requests of scheduler cooperation are brought near by Appresso, and it is especially told to it that there were many inquiries about cooperation with "Exchange" and "Garuune 2."

At present, it is license offer of SaaS style which Cybozu is considering, and it waits for saturation of the market and carries out a new license. That is, Cybozu may expand the Cloud business partner and may promote a product on cloud’s base. According to the announcement of the company, about 100 million yen business is expected by the end of 2011.

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Panasonic changes from Microsoft Exchange to IBM LotusLive

Posted in IBM, Large, Microsoft, SaaS by Agile Cat on January 15, 2010

Jan.15 – Panasonic will abandon Microsoft Exchange and go to IBM’s cloud-based LotusLive email and collaboration systems across worldwide operations. About 100,000 employees will be included in the initial migration, eventually expanding to more than 300,000 workers, partners, and suppliers. Financial terms were not disclosed. It’s a big news in also Japanese market.
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