GWAVA Provides Alternative to BrainShare Attendees

GWAVACon becomes the largest Novell technology conference in the world with the announcement of Novell suspending BrainShare

17 December 2008

GWAVA today announced a special discount for Novell customers to GWAVACon in Las Vegas Nevada, January 25th – 27th 2009.

With the announcement of Novell suspending BrainShare in March of 2009, GWAVACon becomes the largest Novell technology conference in the world. GWAVACon Las Vegas will be the 10th GWAVACon worldwide, with previous events in Berlin Germany, Munich Germany, Sydney Australia, Dallas Texas, and San Diego California

GWAVACon is a Novell-specific conference, focused on technical training around Novell end user computing technology, including GroupWise, Novell Teaming, ZENworks, OES and Linux. This year, GWAVACon is the site of the North American launch of GroupWise 8, the latest version of GroupWise. In addition to Novell technology, GWAVACon is a showcase for 3rd party vendors whose solutions support Novell technology.“Suspending BrainShare for a year will allow Novell to focus their efforts on smaller events,” states Richard Bliss, Vice President of Marketing for GWAVA. “The global economy is making it hard for many companies to justify travel budgets. Novell’s decision is similar to Apple’s recent announcement that they will no longer be attending MacWorld. The nature of tradeshows and events are changing and Novell is changing with them.”

Novell is the major sponsor of GWAVACon Las Vegas and will have their engineering staff, product management, product marketing, and executives in attendance. “Most Novell BrainShare attendees will have already purchased airline tickets,” Bliss says. “By making it easy for attendees to move their tickets from Salt Lake City in March to Las Vegas in January, GWAVA is helping attendees to still participate in a Novell technology conference with funds that have already been spent or budgeted.”A discount code is being offered to all Novell customers who were going to attend BrainShare. To receive the code and to register for GWAVACon, visit


GWAVA develops security solutions for corporate communication needs. GWAVA is an Alliance partner with Novell as well as Research In Motion. GWAVA develops security solutions for Novell Collaboration products and for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Press Contact:
The Americas and Asia Pacific:
GWAVA Inc. Headquarters
Christina Bliss
Phone: +1-866-GO-GWAVA x 302

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