Novell GroupWise 2012 Boosts Workforce Productivity; Latest Social Collaboration Tools Now Integrate into Secure and Reliable Email Platform

Latest version demonstrates commitment to invest in Novell and its customers

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PROVO, Utah, Jan. 23, 2012

PROVO, Utah , Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Novell today announced the availability of Novell® GroupWise® 2012, a powerful collection of collaborative tools that improves the way users work and interact. The latest version of Novell GroupWise 2012 boasts features to support productivity across the enterprise, including an enhanced web interface, web-based iPad* support and integration with Novell Vibe™ and Skype*. Novell GroupWise 2012 also demonstrates the Attachmate Group's commitment to provide more frequent product updates that reflect customer needs.

GroupWise 2012 extends secure and reliable messaging into the world of social collaboration, boosting personal productivity with integrated Skype presence, SMS and click-to-call features.  New Novell Vibe integrations bring team productivity, document and content management and business process automation into the familiar Novell GroupWise interface millions of users rely on for daily productivity. Novell has devoted significant engineering time to enhancing these collaborative capabilities, delivering an environment that combines the ubiquity and reliability of email with the latest team collaboration tools to maximize information sharing and idea exchange.

According to a recent Market Trends report from Gartner, “During the past 15 years, most organizations have depended on email as one of their de facto forms of electronic business communications. However, other forms of communications — such as IM, text messages, wikis, blogs, collaboration tools and social networking — are growing in prevalence and should become part of an organization's overall electronic communications strategy.”** With Novell GroupWise 2012, organizations don't have to choose either their proven enterprise email solution or the new collaborative tools users want to leverage from the consumer space. They can bring these next-generation capabilities right into the Novell GroupWise interface their users know and love.

“The quality of Novell GroupWise 2012 reaffirms our commitment to Novell technologies. In fact, we've been running the product in production — with very good results — for most of its beta cycle,” said Edmund Weber , technical specialist at the University of Regensburg, Germany.  “The product is rock solid; in fact, we did not have one single post office agent failure during the entire beta phase. More than 40,000 users at the University are enjoying the advanced functionalities in Novell GroupWise 2012, including the much faster user experience for Web access. I would recommend that everyone upgrade to this version of the product.”

Enhanced mobility features include a new, streamlined web access interface that allows users to be more productive on the go while also reducing the client administration burden for IT.  Providing a “low-touch” IT alternative to the synchronization currently available via Novell Data Synchronizer, Novell GroupWise 2012 also provides custom web templates giving iPad users the ability to directly access their Novell GroupWise 2012 post offices to check and create messages, appointments, tasks and more.

“Novell GroupWise 2012 is an important part of our go-forward market strategy,” said Bob Flynn , president and general manager, Novell. “GroupWise 2012 demonstrates our commitment to invest in engineering excellence and customer focus by making it easier for organizations to offer social collaboration tools as part of their existing, tried-and-true GroupWise email platform.”

GroupWise 2012 is available for $143 per user license. For more information about GroupWise, visit

** Gartner Market Trends report, “Market Trends: The Enterprise Email and Calendaring Market Is Being Revitalized by Cloud Services,” November 18, 2011 .

About Novell
Novell, Inc., believes that customers should have choice and control of their IT systems. A global software leader to enterprises worldwide, Novell delivers solutions that make work environments more productive, secure and manageable. Novell supports thousands of organizations around the world with collaboration, endpoint management, and file and networking technologies, all of which drive end-user productivity directly or on the backend. With solutions including Novell GroupWise, Novell ZENworks and Novell Open Enterprise Server, businesses can reach new levels of productivity while minimizing cost, complexity and risk. For more information, visit

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