Novell Teaming + Conferencing Boosts Worker and Team Productivity

Solutions foster reduced costs while preserving organizational knowledge

19 March 2007

Novell today introduced two new team workspace and real-time collaboration additions to its workgroup product line, Novell® Teaming and Novell Teaming + Conferencing. These solutions will help boost end-user productivity and reduce overall customer costs by simplifying the everyday business activities people engage in to create, share, discuss and manage information. With Novell Teaming, employees can create online workspaces and invite other members of the workgroup or organization to participate. Team members use these virtual workspaces to share and access documents, calendars, discussion forums and more. Novell Teaming + Conferencing includes all the capabilities of Novell Teaming and enhances them with real-time collaboration. Team members can collaborate via live voice or Web conferences and instant messaging.

"Novell enjoys a reputation as a provider of superior collaboration solutions, and these new teaming offerings will only enhance that reputation," said Kent Erickson, vice president and general manager of Workgroup Solutions for Novell. "For customers, they will provide a competitive advantage as knowledge workers will be able to easily identify resources based on the expertise of others, quickly assemble high-performance teams regardless of members' locations, and efficiently manage and access all aspects of team projects. These tools will save time and money and will increase productivity within and across organizations."

Open Source Contribution

Novell entered an OEM licensing agreement with SiteScape to offer these new products. SiteScape is contributing a portion of its technology to create the ICEcorps open source project. ICEcorps is the first open source collaboration suite to unite team workspaces with real-time conferencing. Novell will be a ongoing contributor to the ICEcorps project.

Pricing, Availability and Pre-Purchase Promotion

Novell Teaming and Novell Teaming + Conferencing are scheduled to be available in the third quarter of this year and can be purchased alone or as complements to the Novell Open Workgroup Suite. Customers who purchase Novell Teaming or Novell Teaming + Conferencing prior to their general availability are eligible to receive free online administrator training, free BrainStorm Quick-Start reference materials for end users, and free product-related customer support (60 days for license-plus-maintenance purchases, 30 days for license-only purchases). A similar offer is available to partners. Product pricing, promotion details and additional information can be found at
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