“The German software-as-a-service firm Open-Xchange, which provides apps that telcos and other service providers can bundle with their connectivity or hosting products, is adding a cloud-based office productivity toolset called OX Documents to its OX App Suite lineup,” David Meyer reports for GigaOM.

“Open-Xchange has around 70 million users through its contracts with roughly 80 providers such as 1&1 Internet and Strato,” Meyer reports. “Its OX App Suite takes the form of a virtual desktop of sorts, that lets users centralize their email and file storage accounts and view all sorts of documents through a unified portal.”

Meyer reports, “However, as of an early April release it will also include OX Text, a non-destructive, collaborative document editor that rivals Google Docs, and that has an interesting heritage of its own.”

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