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August 31, 2007

ULM praised by Unicon CEO for "innovative approach to campus communications"

The University of Louisiana at Monroe recently entered an agreement with Unicon, Inc. to implement the open source Zimbra Collaboration and Messaging software, which will provide the most up-to-date campus communications for ULM students, faculty and staff. The new agreement garnered praise from the company's top officer.

"The University of Louisiana at Monroe is well known for its innovative approach to campus communications with its students and faculty," said John C. Blakley, CEO of Unicon, Inc. "It's great to see them choose Zimbra, the industry's leading open source messaging platform, as their campus-wide solution."

Unicon, Inc. is the open source expert for enterprise portals, applications, calendar-sharing and professional services for the online campus in academic institutions. Zimbra is the leader in open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging software. ULM selected Zimbra after extensive review and analysis of available products from the world's largest companies in the computing and messaging industry.

About Unicon and Zimbra in higher education:

Unicon announced its strategic alliance and reseller agreement with Zimbra for the higher education market in the fall of 2006. Unicon provides Zimbra products to academic institutions via direct sales, as an ASP hosted service, and as a dedicated hosted solution. With educational discounts, Zimbra e-mail and messaging has a very low total cost of ownership for institutions and allows them to provide a robust, feature-rich solution for their constituents while generating branding awareness and advertising revenue from merchants locally and nationwide. Zimbra supports virtually all desktop environments including, Linux, Macintosh, and Windows.

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