Independent Research Firm Recognizes Novell as a Leader in Collaboration Platforms

Novell Teaming receives marks for security, workspace functionality, and team collaboration applications

10 August 2009

Novell today announced its team collaboration solution, Novell® Teaming, was recognized as a leader in the August 2009 Forrester Research, Inc. report, The Forrester Wave: Collaboration Platforms, Q3 2009. In evaluating Novell Teaming, the report states, "Teaming brings very strong capabilities for workspaces and collaborative application development, particularly in the area of workflow." Novell Teaming rounds out the company’s strong suite of collaboration solutions and helps customers increase enterprise productivity.

According to the August 2009 Forrester Wave: Collaboration Platforms Q3 2009 report, "Traditional collaboration vendors have recognized and reacted to the unique capabilities of social networking and are actively building these capabilities into their offerings. Lastly, traditional content management vendors continue to extend into collaboration, building out social capabilities as well."

Novell Teaming was evaluated in several categories including security, team collaboration platform, and architecture and administration. The report also notes that, "Novell’s acquisition of SiteScape and rebranding as Novell Teaming has placed it in a solid position as a collaborative platform vendor."A member of Novell's suite of Collaboration products, Novell Teaming is a next-generation collaborative application that brings people, projects and processes together in a workspace that boosts efficiency and fosters innovation.

"End-users are challenged daily for innovative ideas and out-of-the-box problem-solving; but without the right tools, that process can be stifled and often unsuccessful," said Wendy Steinle, director of Solution and Product Marketing, End-User Computing for Novell. "Novell Teaming ensures that the most valuable organizational asset—intellectual property, and the collective knowledge of any skilled workforce—is never lost and can always be leveraged to generate, act on and preserve great ideas. We’re thrilled that Forrester Research, one of the IT industry’s leading analyst firms, sees the value that Novell Teaming brings in helping organizations drive growth through collaboration and ultimately stay ahead of the competition."

Novell Teaming is a team collaboration solution that leverages social networking components to increase enterprise productivity. With powerful, built-in workflow functions, this solution allows users to track the status and progress of documents to ensure faster, more rich content development. Robust team workspaces enable real-time discussion and the creation of effective teams, where members can be selected not by proximity, but by the expertise and skills they bring to a project. The combination of workspaces, expertise, content and knowledge management takes enterprises beyond basic e-mail and offers end users a deep set of social networking options that enable more productive collaboration across the board.

The Forrester Wave Report is a product-based evaluation of leading client management vendors across more than 60 criteria in the areas of current offerings, strategy and market presence.

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