Novell Gets Wise With Linux

    August 16, 2005
    Chris Crum

Novell has shipped its GroupWise 7 around the world. The company claims that GroupWise is the most secure and reliable collaboration platform in the industry.

It runs on multiple operating system platforms, and offers integrated e-mail and instant messaging, enhanced Microsoft Outlook support and a pre-bundled license of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

“The decision to include the Linux server operating system for free may also be aimed at persuading existing GroupWise customers to migrate from NetWare to Linux, a key part of the company’s strategy,” writes Ingrid Marson at ZDNet UK.

As a result, Novell says that customers benefit from reduced costs and increased productivity as GroupWise 7 manages mission-critical collaboration functions.

“The new features in GroupWise 7 combined with the migration tools and incentives we are offering make it the ideal collaboration platform,” said David Patrick, vice president and general manager of Linux, Open Source Platforms and Services for Novell. “Customers are often afraid to disrupt their day-to-day business to make a change, but GroupWise 7 makes migration from Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Notes extremely easy, technically and financially.”

Chris is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.