LINAGORA, the French Open Source key-player, is very proud to be back to the Mobile World Congress (25-28 February, Barcelona), to present the first business cases of its Open Platform, OpenPaas, one year after its launch.

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    • LINAGORA, the French Open Source key-player, is very proud to be back to the Mobile World Congress (25-28 February, Barcelona), to present the first business cases of its Open Platform, OpenPaas, one year after its launch.

Alexandre Zapolsky, Chairman and co-Founder of LINAGORA, Mounir Mahjoubi, Secretary of
State for the Digital, and Michel-Marie Maudet, CEO and co-Founder of LINAGORA, at MWC 2018.

Since its launch at MWC last year, OpenPaas, the Open Source platform, has been able to expand and convince its first international customers. LINAGORA is proud to return to the unmissable global mobile event, to meet new partners and present a demonstration of OpenPaas’s features !

OpenPaaS has been developed by LINAGORA to offer an open source alternative to  G Suite, Office 365 or Amazon Work. In addition to its collaboration features, OpenPaaS is adaptable to all business specificities thanks to its modularity and its open API.

Alexandre Zapolsky, Chairman and co-Founder of LINAGORA:

‘OpenPaas’ ambition is to enable everyone to retrieve and maintain the sovereignty of its data. The main principles of the solution are Openness, Security, and Privacy.

OpenPaas is the first building block to a ‘Third Digital Way’, more ethic, more inclusive, more sustainable, a necessary european alternative to the proprietary giants.’

The industrialized version of OpenPaaS is the culmination of several years of research and two major research projects, representing a public-private investment of more than 30 million euros, bringing together numerous first-class academic partners (Ecole Polytechnique, Telecom Sud Paris, Telecom Nancy, Ecole des Mines d’Albi, etc.) and industrial partners (Nexedi, Xwiki, Brake France …)

OpenPaaS: Business model and first use cases

OpenPaas is designed from the outset by a multicultural team, and has a vocation to develop internationally. All of its developments are in English, which is the language of his its community.

The first major customers of OpenPaas are international customers, such as Togo (Togo’s public administration).

OpenPaas is an indirect business model in white label. We seek above all to broadcast our services and innovations through telecommunication operators and digital services in order to address a large number of individuals (BtoC market) and even companies (BtoB market).

In addition, OpenPaas is available for large public or private organizations ‘On Premise’ mode. In this case, the business model is based on the sale of OSSA (Open Source Software Assurance) support contracts.

In this indirect model, it is primarily a business model based on a subscription.

OpenPaas: The target market

LINAGORA will roll out OpenPaas not only in the major European markets (France, Germany, the United Kingdom, etc.), but also in the North American and the Asian markets.

For this reason, LINAGORA has subsidiaries in Quebec and Vietnam, and recruited employees of Chinese origin.

Finally, LINAGORA wants to disseminate OpenPaas in developing countries, which need efficient solutions at a lower cost.

OpenPaas therefore appears as the ideal alternative to Google or Microsoft offers.

At the Mobile World Congress 2019, come meet us and witness a demonstration of OpenPaas’s features !

About LINAGORA

For the past 18 years, LINAGORA has been offering free collaborative software and platforms, and supporting its major public and private clients, in their digital transformation strategy, on a platform model, thanks to its OpenPaaS software.

LINAGORA provides its customers with solutions to free themselves from the global giants of proprietary software and platforms – the GAFAM* – and develop their digital sovereignty.

LINAGORA defends an ethical digital, a ‘Third Digital Way’, respectful of privacy, user rights, more inclusive and more sustainable, able to provide an alternative to the American and Chinese giants.

Among LINAGORA’s flagship software, LinShare, which allows secure file sharing, teams nearly half of the French Ministries and many African States.

Finally, very active in research and development, LINAGORA is developing LinTO, its personal assistant Open Source for companies.

Present throughout France, LINAGORA also has offices in Canada, Vietnam and Tunisia, sells its software worldwide, and targets high growth emerging countries.

LINAGORA is part of the BPI Excellence network and the BPI Accelerator.

The company is also proud to be part of the French Tech.

Alexandre ZAPOLSKY, Co-Founder President of LINAGORA, is a member of the National Council of Digital: ‘It is all together that we will build an ethical and responsible Digital, respectful of our values.’

*GAFAM : Google-Apple-Facebook-Microsoft-Amazon

Where: Hall: 5 Stand: 31

When: from 25 to 28 February, 2019

More information: www.open-paas.org and linagora.com

Contact: Delphine Baloul, Communication Director: dbaloul@linagora.com / communication@linagora.com / +33 6 43 68 74 60

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