At a glance, this overview shows how commonly used email platforms from Microsoft, Google, IBM and Novell compare to Zimbra Collaboration. When choosing a platform, organizations need to evaluate security, cost, user experience, functionality and additional features described below.
You can also download the Zimbra comparison with G Apps and Office 35 and Zimbra competitive analysis here :
The State of Email Collaboration
A mission-critical component of any collaboration solution, email has become the standard for transmitting and archiving business information for organizations worldwide.
In the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workplace, new expectations for collaboration are taking hold among what has become a global, distributed workforce. In order to support the BYOD movement, CIOs must consider how collaboration platforms stack up :
Zimbra Comparison Stack Up
- Functionality – Users expect a consistent, near-effortless email experience and have strong preferences related to user interface design and usability.
- Platforms – From its established base on business servers, email is leading the move to virtualization, mobile devices and the cloud.
- Devices – BYOD is a reality; every new ‘must-have’ smartphone, tablet and computer supports email, creating an unending series of support challenges.
Compare Zimbra with Google and Microsoft
|Deployment and Scalability|
|File Management Suite Required|
|User Policy Management|
|Open Non-Proprietary Architecture|
|On Premise Option|
|Overall User Experience|
|Full Web Service API||Limited||Limited||Limited|
|Plugins (e.g. Salesforce.com)||Limited||Limited||Limited|