Opennet MEA Becomes Zimbra-Yahoo! Partner for the Region

Opennet Middle East & Africa, renown as authorized distributor and Certified Training Center Red Hat Linux products for Middle East & North Africa (MENA), has been appointed by Zimbra as a distributor for the Middle East region. Zimbra, a Yahoo! company, is a leading open source server software for email and collaboration and provides flexible solution for deployments of all sizes, from SMEs to multi-thousand user enterprises.

Zimbra provides an AJAX web-based interface that can be accessed from anywhere via a web browser, it also integrates with a variety of desktop clients, including Outlook, Thunderbird, Apple Mail and more. Zimbra provides over-the-air synchronization to the iPhone and BlackBerry Smartphones, and can be easily modified to provide customised solutions for e-mail, group calendar, contacts, file storage and web document management.

David Allinson, General Manager at Opennet MEA, explained, “We are very excited with this partnership. As open source becomes a more viable option for businesses across the region, solutions like Zimbra provides the communication capabilities today’s executives demand.”

“We are pleased Opennet has joined Zimbra’s worldwide partner and distribution network,” said Andy Pflaum, Vice President, Zimbra Channel Sales.  “Demand for Zimbra’s next-generation email and collaboration is skyrocketing and distributors like Opennet are helping to scale our channel with top-notch support and services.”

Opennet will be expanding its channel network to cover the distribution and support for Zimbra across the region.

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Tarek is the founder and chief researcher at Youngberry, a youth research and marketing firm dedicated to the region. Tarek founded interactiveME.com and previously worked as Manager at Flip Media (Interactive Agency), Bayt.com (Job Site) and Consulting House Qatar (Consulting firm). He is researcher and writer on internet & disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, and youth culture.