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MindLink Software Announces MindLink for Mac and Linux
Oct 01, 2013 (10:10 PM EDT)

LONDON, October 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Bringing persistent chat capabilities to Apple desktop and Linux users

MindLink Software, a provider of business-critical collaboration and persistent chat solutions, has today announced that its platform is fully Mac and Linux-compatible. The announcement of MindLink for Mac and Linux follows the introduction of the company's native iPhone app in 2012 and makes MindLink the only persistent chat tool on the market to support the Apple desktop and Linux operating systems. The move comes as the use of Apple products (Mac, iPhone, iPad) within the business environment continues to increase[1].

MindLink provides a structured and secure way for employees to share information and knowledge in real-time using a 'free flow' conversational style. By focusing on business collaboration and team efficiency, it enables organisations to benefit from the shared expertise of their staff, regardless of their role, geographical location or the technology they are using.

"Leveraging our clients' existing Lync investments, our focus has traditionally been on the support of Microsoft users," says Annekathrin Häse, director of strategy and marketing at MindLink. "Yet Mac and Linux are widely adopted within organisations. Some organisational roles - such as those of the design department or software development - commonly require Apple hardware and software and / or Linux systems. To date users of these systems have not been able to benefit from persistent chat tools, but because business collaboration is only powerful when everyone can be involved and share knowledge, we have invested resources into ensuring that we support the Mac and Linux platforms, offering every team member the possibility to share and access knowledge."

Software company EventZero has been trialling MindLink for both their PC and Mac users. David Tucker, founder and chairman explains: "Running both Windows and Apple operating systems is an integral part of our business operations, as is business collaboration via persistent chat. However, until we discovered MindLink Software, the two were mutually exclusive. Now, MindLink's full availability on Mac makes it easy for our teams, and especially our developers, to share and access their extensive knowledge, regardless of the system they use. The result is better knowledge-sharing and projects that run more smoothly which benefits both our business operations, as well as those of our customers."

Note 1:  In June 2013, Gartner research vice president Carolina Milanesi predicted that sales of devices based on Apple's Mac OS and iOS will overtake those of products running Windows in 2015.

About MindLink Software

MindLink Software Ltd is provider of the only purpose-built business critical collaboration platform that allows teams to coordinate and exchange information rapidly across the business. Providing IM, Presence and unique Persistent Chat, MindLink is designed to help people work together faster and smarter, so that they can make critical business decisions more effectively.

The MindLink Software management team has more than 30 years of combined experience working with many medium to large sized businesses, facilitating better collaboration for both internal and external users. MindLink Software Ltd is a Microsoft Gold Communications Partner and RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Partner. Its software is fully compatible with Microsoft Lync 2010, Microsoft OCS 2007 R2 and Microsoft Lync 2013.

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SOURCE MindLink Software