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Kopano and Mattermost now offer open source, self-hosted collaboration alternative to Slack and MS-Teams

(PresseBox) (Delft, ) While disruptive technologies speed up the world, a growing number of public and private organizations require increased control over their data. Open source software is the key to such control. Kopano and Mattermost jointly bring the Slack and MS-Teams experiences into a self-hosted, transparent environment 100% under the own IT departments control.

Complete Communication and Collaboration Suite
Mattermost is now available with Kopano DeskApp and WebApp.

“Kopano aims to the be the complete platform for integrating modern, flexible communication and collaboration technologies - not just an alternative to standard groupware offerings, but going well beyond” says Brian Joseph, CEO of Kopano B.V. “The tight integration of Mattermost technology complements our existing groupware, video and file sharing solutions with ChatOps and advanced group collaboration management”.

Kopano customers demand Webmeeting integrated in ChatOps
With the upcoming Webmeeting 4 version , Kopano integrates its WebRTC solutions for video, audio and screensharing into the Mattermost chats. The first version will be shown at the Kopano conference in The Netherlands on September 28th 2017.

This is in line with Kopano’s new strategy to offer a full integrated stack of collaboration tools, but in a very flexible way. The Kopano Webmeeting 4 version can be installed and used independently from the other Kopano features. This allows the installation together with Mattermost in any organization regardless of other existing groupware solutions. Kopano continues this with the upcoming Kopano Documents feature.

Open Platform
Mattermost helps extending Kopano’s modular architecture beyond groupware to become a platform for importing, searching and managing all enterprise messaging, notifications and alerts, irrespective of how fragmented a customer’s infrastructure might be. It is built to improve how people communicate with organizations and applications and leverages an open source platform that is entirely extensible with a vast array of third party integrations and plugins.

Keeping Control
“Keeping track of internal communications is critical when the boundaries of a modern enterprise’s information footprint can change so quickly” says Ian Tien, CEO of Mattermost. “Mattermost’s private and hybrid cloud deployments ensure that the communication channels, application messaging, AI bots and workflows that interact with your data can always remain within your predefined boundaries. Kopano aligns perfectly with this philosophy”.

Traditional groupware remains a key tool for businesses everywhere, but market demand is growing for a closer, more dynamic marriage between workstreams and their communication. In an era of landmark regulation such as GDPR and increasing cyber risk, customers who expect control first and foremost can continue to self-host their critical communication, information sharing and collaboration infrastructures.

About Kopano
Kopano is a leading European provider of open source groupware and collaboration software serving thousands of customers ranging from European governments to larger organizations. As a continuation of Zarafa, Kopano puts messaging, collaborative editing, video meetings, email and calendaring in one single interface. More information at www.kopano.com

About Mattermost
Mattermost provides enterprise-grade messaging for the world’s leading organizations on a vibrant open source platform. Our private and hybrid cloud solutions offer secure, configurable, highly-scalable messaging across web, phone and PC with archiving, search, and deep integration across in-house systems. Learn more at https://about.mattermost.com

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Kopano b.v.

Kopano is a fork of Zarafa which is a groupware which has made Linux compatible for Outlook. Many former employees of Zarafa now work for Kopano in Delft, Hannover and Plochingen. They develop new apps and integrations, which enable communication that goes further than emails.

The base of the system are any Kopano Core server which can be operated on premise, hybrid or in private cloud setups. Kopano users work with Kopano DeskApp under Windows, macOS or Linux which combines in one single app functions of Microsoft Outlook, videotelephony, chat and much more. Almost all of these functions are also available in the Kopano WebApp in the internet browsers.

Moreover Kopano is the main contributor of Z-Push project which implements the Exchange Active Sync (EAS) in open source. That is how ActiveSync devices like smartphones, tablets or Microsoft Outlook (in version 2013 and higher) are connected to the server. KOE expands Outlook by group-functionalities.

The source code of all components is available underhttps://stash.kopano.io. Customers of Kopano get access to latest packages that have gone through a quality assurance process..