Packaged Product Based on OSS Components

The mention of ‘Open Source Software’ conjures up a mixture of thoughts such as:

On a positive note:

  1. Free software
  2. Very reliable, robust and well tested components
  3. Can be modified and used
  4. Selfless developers working on this
  5. Lots of review points before it is released
  6. Mostly each component exposes and operates on open standard and protocols

On a negative note:

  1. Who owns the solution and who will support this?
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Welcome Address by Mr. Tarun Malaviya at 3rd Collaboration Retreat 2012

Following is an abridged version of the speech delivered by Mr. Tarun Malaviya (Co-founder and CEO at Mithi) during 3rd Collaboration Retreat 2012 held in September 2012 at Pune (India). … Read the rest

Sample Policy governing the use of Email and Collaboration applications

During our interaction with customers, prospects and partners, we observed that there is a need for organisations to publish and enforce a policy of use for their email and collaboration infrastructure for reasons given below.… Read the rest

Why it’s not a good idea to combine a Bulk Mailing solution with the Corporate Mailing solution

As developers and solution providers of Email and Collaboration software (Connect Xf), we get frequent requests for bulk mailing solutions. At first let us differentiate between two types of bulk mailing:

Internal bulk mailing: This is mail sent to distribution lists of internal employees, agents, staff of the extended enterprise, customers, partners, etc., where the recipients are known to the sender (and vice versa).… Read the rest

Email Mobility at Lower Cost

Email is one of the oldest and most widely used internet applications as it is both cheap and fast (instant). However, we, in India seem to be missing out this great opportunity for two main reasons:

  1. Fixed-line and PC penetration is very low in India and mostly concentrated in the urban areas.
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