EmailAnswers.com has introduced a new addition to its email marketing software, eList Manager. The company specializes in Internet business development, email validation, email marketing, Internet advertising and lead generation. They have been awarded for their technology in email list cleaning and validation services. The new Saas avatar of their marketing software is targeted at email marketers with lower overall monthly volume. This will allow the users to utilize the same platform but with a reduced rate.
The new marketing software will allow users to send up to 5 million emails a month for a cost of $2,500. The eList Manager is a web based Saas email marketing software with a dedicated server. This allows users to create as well as manage contact lists, create HTML or text email marketing campaigns and also keep track of the progress. The software has a very simple to use interface through which companies can directly communicate with their targeted clientele.
Serena Paul, Managing Director at EmailAnswers.com, states that it is their constant endeavor to improve the functionality and usability of their marketing software. The software which is being used by medium sized organizations as well as Fortune 500 companies will now be available for smaller email marketers also due to the new and lower cost alternative.
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The free open source office software suite LibreOffice has only been in existence for six months. It was created in response to Oracle's unclear intentions regarding OpenOffice.org, which had long been the community's preferred open source productivity suite.
Oracle had chosen to keep OpenOffice to itself, but now it appears to be changing course. The company said it believes that the OpenOffice.org project would be best managed by an organization that is focused on development on a non-commercial basis. It remains to be seen what form the newly freed project will take next, especially considering how rapidly LibreOffice has been embraced by distros and users worldwide. There is a real question over whether OpenOffice still has a place in this world, and this has been fiercely debated on all the Linux blogs since the news broke.
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In a move that was sure to attract the ire of the open source activists, the German Foreign Office announced its decision to discontinue the use of free open source software in favor of Microsoft in February. This announcement was a complete about turn of the German Government's policy since 2005, of exclusively using only open source software.
As a result of this move, Government will go back to using Microsoft XP & Windows 7 instead of Linux and open source software. OpenOffice & Thunderbird will also be replacing MS Office & Outlook under the new guidelines.
The German Government's decision has been heavily criticized and led to an inquiry by the green Bündnis 90/Grüne Party. However, Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), the non profit organization engaged in creating awareness and support for the open source software usage, is not very happy with the government's response to the inquiry.