First African partner to offer Collabora Online

Cambridge, United Kingdom – February 23, 2017 – Collabora Productivity, the developers behind LibreOffice Online, has partnered with Retention Range in Botswana, making Collabora Online available for the first time in Africa.

By including enterprise-ready LibreOffice Online with Collabora Online to their product portfolio, Retention Range provides local and regional businesses and institutions with a high quality, Open Source online office suite that improves their productivity, and allows them to stay in full control of their own office documents.

Collabora Online works directly from any modern web browser, without the need of downloading any add-on or plugin, has excellent support for all popular office file formats and includes collaborative editing features, Long Term Support, signed security updates and a SLA.

We are excited to partner with Retention Range” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “We value partners that listen carefully to the needs of their customers, and aim to exceed their expectations with the best Open Source software solutions out there.

Collabora Online is an impressive online office software” said Selefo Sabone, Managing Director at Retention Range. “Collabora Online, an online office suite will offer our customers a high quality, user friendly and affordable open source alternative to proprietary online office suites that are currently dominating the market. We are giving businesses freedom to grow.

For more information about this partnership, or acquiring Collabora Online, please contact info@retentionrange.co.bw or sales@collaboraoffice.com.

About Collabora Productivity:
Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, providing a range of products and consulting to enterprise and government. Powered by the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers in the world, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community. Collabora Office for Desktop and Collabora Online provide a business-hardened office suite with long-term, multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora, the global software consultancy dedicated to providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specialising in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

About Retention Range:
Retention Range is headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana. Its offerings include identification of suitable solutions for Governments, Parastatals and the Private Sector; deployment of such solutions, migration from legacy platforms, modifications to improve efficiency of the customer’s businesses, integration with the existing solutions and provide support. Among others we offer Desktop Solutions, Web Development Services and Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit www.retentionrange.co.bw, Facebook or @retentionrange on Twitter.

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Collabora Online in Ubuntu solution for enterprises

We are happy to announce that we form part of the Ubuntu snap-based solution for enterprises, that will enable them to control their data.

Quoted from the press release of Ubuntu:

We have taken the very best available from the Ubuntu snap ecosystem and created a solution designed specifically for small enterprises that delivers a range of high quality self-hosted services which are engineered for privacy.

Frank Karlitschek, Managing Director at Nextcloud, said: “This new solution from Ubuntu is the perfect next step on from the Nextcloud box and brings a fantastic blend of snaps to make it super easy for enterprises to experiment with self-hosted services.”

Michael Meeks, Managing Director at Collabora Productivity, said: “Collabora is the driving force behind bringing LibreOffice to every modern device with a browser, so we’re thrilled to contribute an Ubuntu snap of Collabora Online to this solution. By seamlessly integrating the collaborative editing of complex documents we give huge scope for enterprises to reduce cost as well as to simplify their productivity provision.”

Read the full press release at insights.ubuntu.com and visit the Ubuntu Booth in Hall P3 – 3K31 at Mobile World Congress for a demonstration.

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Collabora Online available in rural Australia

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Cambridge, United Kingdom – February 16, 2017 – Collabora Productivity, the developers behind LibreOffice Online, and Workman.net.au, an Australian IT services provider, announce a partnership that will bring Collabora Online to remote Australia.

With Collabora Online rural and remote Australians get access to the commercially supported edition of LibreOffice Online, helping them to improve the productivity of their businesses while keeping in full control of their own data. This will have a positive impact on the local communities and the rural economy.

The most recent edition of open source Collabora Online includes the following key features, which are essential for any business that seeks an online office suite: collaborative editing, excellent support for all popular office file formats, Long Term Support, signed security updates, a SLA, and it’s 100% Open Source.

“We are looking forward to work together with Workman.net.au” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “Workman.net.au’s understanding of the IT needs of rural and remote Australians will be valuable to people in rural Australia that seek to overcome the problems of distance that have always inhibited business development in the Bush.”

“Collabora Online is an excellent product that enables remote and rural Australian businesses to have access to their office documents from any location” said Mark Workman, CEO at Workman.net.au. “With Collabora Online these businesses are able to increase productivity, which will boost the rural economy.”

For more information about this partnership, or acquiring Collabora Online, please contact info@workman.com.au or sales@collaboraoffice.com.

About Collabora Productivity:
Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, providing a range of products and consulting to enterprise and government. Powered by the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers in the world, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community. Collabora Office for Desktop and Collabora Online provide a business-hardened office suite with long-term, multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora, the global software consultancy dedicated to providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specialising in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

About Workman.net.au:
In 1980 Mark Workman used an Apple II Plus and an acoustic coupler to send an urgently needed document from a small business in Sydney to a construction site in Perth. The document travelled the 3,297 kilometres in 20 minutes. That began a lifelong passion for computer networking and using its power to overcome the tyranny of distance that hampers Australian business development outside of the capital cities.

Workman.net.au is passionate about servicing the IT needs of rural and remote Australians. At Workman.net.au we want people living in rural and remote Australia to have the same opportunity to benefit from computer technology as those in major cities. Our mission is to ensure that our clients get the return they need from their investment in computers and technology regardless of where they are located.

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Studio Storti and Collabora join forces to bring Collabora Online to the Italian market

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Torri di Quartesolo, Italy and Cambridge, United Kingdom – February 14, 2017 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, and Studio Storti, the leading provider of Open Source solutions for the Government and Public Administration sector in Italy, announce the first implementation of Collabora Online in Italy.

Collabora and Studio Storti have a long partnership history, and recently a new agreement was signed, adding Collabora Online to the product offering of Studio Storti. Being on top of the needs of enterprises and the Public Sector in Italy, adding stable and supported LibreOffice in the Cloud was the next logical step.

Shortly after, Collabora and Studio Storti worked closely together successfully implementing a fully fledged Collabora Online solution for an Italian customer. With Collabora Online this customer can now access documents from any location, author new content, and increase productivity with collaborative editing features.

We are excited about the first Collabora Online deployment in Italy” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “Studio Storti has a proven track record of successful open source implementations and we are looking forward to work together on our next Italian Collabora Online customers.

The amount of work Collabora has put in to bringing LibreOffice to the Cloud is impressive” said Paolo Storti, CEO at Studio Storti. “The quick responses of Collabora to meet customer requirements made the first deployment a great success, and this makes Collabora unique.

Collabora Online brings the advantages of the ISO standard Open Document Format (ODF) to the cloud, to provide seamless interoperability with a large number of productivity software.

For more information, please contact info@studiostorti.com or sales@collaboraoffice.com.

About Studio Storti:
Studio Storti, the most referenced provider of Open Source solutions for the Government and Public Administration sector, is the main Zimbra and Zextras Suite integrator in Italy. The sole Italian company within The Document Foundation’s Advisory Board and active member of the LibreOffice community, provides migrations and trainings through a highly skilled staff according to The Document Foundation’s guidelines.

About Collabora Productivity:
Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, providing a range of products and consulting to enterprise and government. Powered by the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers in the world, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community. Collabora Office for Desktop and Collabora Online provide a business-hardened office suite with long-term, multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora, the global software consultancy dedicated to providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specialising in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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