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Saving I.T. costs by deploying on NetWare

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Posted: 25 May 2004

As an I.T. system administrator or manager, can you relate to these I.T. management and cost issues?

  • While keeping costs down ? how do we extend Novell NetWare and Linux benefits to business applications?
  • Without redesigning our business process ? how do we extend our Novell based security to other key processes?
  • How do we allow limited access to all employees ? and provide restricted access to more sensitive information?

Cost savings from tens of thousands ? to hundreds of thousands of dollars (and more) can be realized with the right answer to these and similar questions.

In addition to the cost-savings solutions listed above, wouldn't it be nice if your business solutions' ability to leverage your Novell based I.T. infrastructure also enhanced your:

  • Productivity for system users
  • Resource allocation ability
  • User and customer satisfaction

Here is how Janet Morris, an I.T. supervisor for Lumberman's Merchandising Corporation (LMC, located in Wayne, PA) solved this same set of problems. Janet's team consulted with her contacts within the Novell community and found high recommendations for the Novell-integrated solutions from GroupLink?.

The Novell-based business database and solution Janet selected (ContactWise?) is NetWare and Linux compatible and allows the option of using other GroupWise technology, including eDirectory and a web interface. It also has the option to utilize the power of GroupWise messaging and calendaring.

Janet's solution at LMC enables their business database and process to provide limited access to all employees to basic and fundamental information, while simultaneously maintaining security and restricted access to more sensitive information. And, from customer service and satisfaction point-of-view, Janet's solution gives the ability to quickly access vital information for both in-house and client needs. "We needed a system that could handle our many specific needs and that wasn't going to compete with existing software," said Janet. "The interactive, 'Groups' and 'Filters' applications we received have been invaluable to us," she said. "A large part of the functionality is for people to access information, both knowing who to contact and how to contact them. An added bonus is that additional features are being discovered all of the time."

Way to go NetWare/Novell customers and partners who know the extended power of what they already have! Congratulations to the NetWare team ? and to the Novell team!

NetWare provides a supported, highly scalable foundation for running thousands of open source applications. NetWare gives comprehensive Web application services to develop, deploy, and manage applications based on Java and Web services standards, standards that provide greater enterprise application interoperability. With NetWare, the network is up and costs are down. NetWare provides essential services for creating a business environment that is always up and available from anywhere.

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