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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Hostingcon first ever event in the USA to show Collabora Online

Collabora Productivity, the developers behind LibreOffice Online, is proud to announce to have a booth at Hostingcon 2017, in Los Angeles, USA. This will be the first ever event in the United Stated where Collabora Online, the enterprise-ready LibreOffice Online office suite, will be shown to the public.

HostingCon is the annual must-attend event for Cloud & Sevice Provider Industry Insiders, designed exclusively to boost their success and help them to grow their business. Among many other interesting stands, you can visit the stand of Collabora Productivity to see a live demo of Collabora Online, LibreOffice in the Cloud!

Why should I check out Collabora’s stand at Hostingcon?

Collabora Online is a powerful LibreOffice-based online office that supports all major document, spreadsheet and presentation file formats, which you can integrate in your own infrastructure.
Key features are collaborative editing and excellent office file format support.

For Hosting and Cloud businesses:
Hosting and Cloud businesses who wish to include document viewing and collaborative editing functionality into their service offering can do this now with Collabora Online.

For Enterprises:
Collabora Online is excellent for enterprises that need a powerful office suite in the cloud, or on-premise, that protects their privacy and allows them to keep full control of their sensitive corporate data.

If you visit our stand at Hostingcon, you’ll be able to see a demo of LibreOffice in the Cloud with Collabora Online, and you can test it out yourself! Plus, you’ll find a wealth of information on how you can grow your business with Collabora Online, either by adding it to your product portfolio as a hosting and cloud business, or as a self-hosted online office suite as an enterprise, on premise or in the cloud.

When and where?

Meet us at Hostingcon from April 3-6, 2017 in the Los Angeles Convention Center – West Hall, Los Angeles, California. The exhibit hall is open on Wednesday, April 5, and Thursday, April 6. You can find us in booth 532, on the main aisle to the lunch area.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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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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Collabora at Cloud Expo Europe London 2017

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screenshots_smallCollabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, will be present at the next Cloud Expo Europe, held on March 15 and 16 in London, United Kingdom. Cloud Expo Europe is the biggest UK business IT event. where visitors can explore the latest disruptive business technologies.

Collabora Online is a break-through solution that brings enterprise-ready LibreOffice Online to enterprises and hosting & cloud businesses, providing them with a 100% Open Source online office suite, with excellent support for all major document, spreadsheet and presentation file formats, and collaborative editing features.

For Enterprises:
Collabora Online is excellent for enterprises that need a powerful office suite in the cloud, or on-premise, that protects their privacy and allows them to keep full control of their sensitive corporate data.

For Hosting and Cloud businesses:
Hosting and Cloud businesses who wish to include document viewing and collaborative editing functionality into their service offering can do this with Collabora Online.

Collabora, a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community, understands that each business has unique IT needs, and can offer bespoke code level consultancy and development work for any implementation of LibreOffice in the Cloud with Collabora Online.

Meet us at Cloud Expo Europe in London (free sign up link) for a Collabora Online demo or to learn more about how your business can benefit from having their own online office suite.

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