GWAVACon 2010 was a great success! Sessions and keynotes from industry experts provided timely messages about email trends in the industry. We heard a lot about Novell’s new sync technology and there were lots of discussions about the cloud, mobility and messaging security.
Here’s a sample of some of the popular sessions:
• Teaming 2: A Technical Review
• Maximizing GroupWise 8 in Windows for your End Users
• Reload, Retain, Vertigo and GWAVA 4.5 Hands-on Training
• GroupWise Mobility and Mobile Device Management
• First Look at Novell Synchronizer
• Power User Training for your BlackBerry
• Advansys Portable Archiving
• Surviving a Security Attack
• DocXchanger – an Advanced Approach to Locating, Accessing and Sharing Documents
• Get the Whole Story on Stubbing in GroupWise
• Unified Communications for GroupWise: SKyCOM, FaxGwise, SKySMS
• GroupWise and the iPhone – 101 Ways to Make it Work
If you missed GWAVACon or one of the sessions you wanted to attend, there is good news. A complete list of sessions at GWAVACon and downloadable PDFs for each one is available on the GWAVACon website.
Everyone at GWAVACon enjoyed the interesting keynotes. Ken Muir, Chief Technology Officer at Novell, spoke about Novell’s strategy with collaboration and data management. Exciting new developments include Pulse and “Gradenko,” Novell’s sync technology.
Adam Gray of Novacoast talked about computing in the cloud – different ways you can take advantage of the cloud, including cost tradeoffs for data storage. Then in an exciting turn of events, GWAVAMan swooped in at lunchtime, creating a fun photo opportunity with our favorite security software superhero!
Three keynotes on Tuesday touched on trends in the messaging and collaboration space, the expanding use of mobile devices and the future health of both GWAVA and Novell.
Michael Osterman of Osterman Research shared some research with the group. On a typical day, each person sends or receives 124-149 emails and spends 152 minutes per day dealing with email. Outside of work, 82% of people check work-related emails from home during weekends; 61% check email on vacation. He also discussed median costs of GroupWise versus Exchange, with GroupWise being the most stable and least expensive option. He encouraged the group to determine what their email costs are for their organization so they will be able to make informed decisions about different email systems and storage solutions.
Michael Toto from Verizon discussed how his company is bringing mobile data applications with its partners to its customers.
Charles Taite, CTO of GWAVA, discussed how GWAVA will be supporting Novell’s new synchronization server with anti-virus, attachment filtering, content control, monitoring, alerting and archiving. He also discussed how Pulse, soon to be released by Novell, will integrate email with other forms of electronic communication and will provide realtime, unified social and document collaboration. Because of this trend, GWAVA will expand its emphasis on protecting new forms of electronic messaging. Lots of new releases of GWAVA products and a new product supporting Pulse are planned for 2010.
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