Bangalore: Ampersand (www.ampercorp.com), the city-based Internet solutions provider, has launched Chorus, a high-traffic groupware server with integrated services for email, calendaring, contact management and conferencing.
Chorus is a scalable solution that works well for groups from 50 users to 50,000, whether they use a browser, an email client or a mobile device. This is the result of revolutionary technology that combines advanced algorithms, relational structures and an industrial-strength architectural platform.
The other highlights of Chorus are ease of use, scalability, feature-richness and ease of deployment, with Chorus available on any platform, from Windows family operating systems through Linux and UNIX to midrange and mainframe machines from IBM, Sun and HP. It is the ideal solution for environments where vernacular support is important and provides Internet standards-based message routing, storage and multi-mode client access.
''Today information-sharing is the cornerstone of any enterprise. We found that there was a real need in the market for a reliable, affordable collaboration solution,'' says Ampersand Software managing director Narasimhan Mandyam. ''Based on the feedback from the market, we are extremely happy to meet this demand. Our goal is to ensure that Chorus be made available to anyone who needs a messaging and collaboration solution any time, anywhere.''
All set to become the market leader in the office-collaboration software arena, Chorus has been built on Ampersand's award-winning application design framework, zeroCode. Chorus has a very low total cost of ownership because all functions, including system administration, can be accessed via a browser, thus not requiring any client software to be installed.
Ampersand has also implemented Bayesian spam filters to calculate the probability of a message being spam, based on its contents. This technology filters the learning from the spam and the good mail, resulting in an efficient anti-spam approach.
Chorus also integrates with third part anti-virus software at SMTP gateway level to offer protection and isolation from virus attacks. Chorus includes other features like HTML email formatting, signatures, configurable categorisation, sortable and searchable contacts, all integrated in one package that is easy and effective to use. Chorus works on multiple platforms and databases.
You can download a free 30-day trial of Chorus at www.ampercorp.com/chorus. Customers are provided with a wide range of price options based on the number of users. And, to meet the rapidly changing business needs, upgrades are available on demand, allowing organisations to easily install Chorus and activate user licenses for additional users within their network. Ampersand has already set up a channel distribution network in India and is now in the process of setting up overseas channel partners.
Ampersand enables its customers to harness the power of technology to build outstanding business solutions. It constructs e-business-enabling systems for its enterprise customers, while providing product co-development services for technology companies.
Ampersand provides software services that span custom application development, e-business consulting, eCRM and SCM implementation services, m-commerce application development and reengineering services in communications, distribution, entertainment and healthcare.