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Why Upgrade to GroupWise 6.5?

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Posted: 29 Jan 2003

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Novell? GroupWise? 6.5, a key component of the Novell Nterprise? solution family, is the premier communication and collaboration tool for the one Net environment. Its innovative and open approach to collaboration services enables you to enhance security, control, mobility and productivity, while reducing the cost of managing and maintaining essential communication and collaboration services. This latest version includes many new capabilities that let you take collaboration much further than you ever thought possible.

Five Key Reasons To Upgrade
  • Cool new client works the way your users do, so they accomplish tasks quickly and effortlessly?reducing training time and support costs.
  • Secure instant messaging, LDAP pooling, and anti-virus and anti-spam support greatly improve system security, performance and control.
  • Expanded mobile capabilities allow access from today's popular cellular phones, personal digital assistants and other handheld devices.
  • Enhanced administrative tools, open standards, scalability and flexible pricing options let you deliver superior collaboration services at a lower cost.
  • Open standards, APIs and partner scripting languages make it easier to source and develop add-on functionality and integrate GroupWise with other systems.
Work Smarter. Work Together

GroupWise 6.5 enhancements increase productivity by giving people greater control over their information, instant and mobile communications, and better tools for users to manage their day-to-day workload. New functionality includes contact management, instant messaging and a mailbox to-do list feature. With the to-do list feature, users can drag any item to the new checklist folder and the item immediately acquires task-like properties, including a check-box, so that it's easy to see which items are complete and which are still pending. GroupWise partners have teamed up with Novell to provide a growing range of mobile support options for GroupWise users, including support for Palm* and Pocket PC* and two-way access to Blackberry RIM* and Synch ML devices. And the Novell WebAccess and Wireless license, which is included at no additional cost, allows mobile workers not running the GroupWise client to access GroupWise at a greatly reduced fee, making it affordable to extend collaboration services to all your mobile employees.

Stay Connected. Stay Secure

GroupWise gives you the best security available with support for all major standards including Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (S/MIME), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Transport Layer Security (TLS). GroupWise 6.5 raises the bar on security with secure instant messaging and tight integration with the leading anti-virus and anti-spam solutions. Consequently, you can protect your systems and keep productivity high.

Reduce Barriers. Reduce Costs.

GroupWise gives you the best in communication and collaboration capabilities while minimizing the cost of implementing, managing and maintaining a high-performance system. Features such as Smart Caching allow you to support many more users on a single server. With fewer servers to deploy and manage, you'll reduce both hardware and administrative costs. And new administrative tools make it easier and more efficient for administrators to manage large, high-performance e-mail systems. A single administrator can easily manage more than 10,000 users. GroupWise has also eliminated the barriers to accessing all data in the message store, enabling easier management, searching and retrieval of data in the message store to meet legal discovery needs and ensuring that viruses and other disruptive elements can be easily eliminated from the entire data store.

GroupWise 6.5 Enhanced and New Features

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