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Novell Extends Net Services Software to the Mobile Internet

Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software, today announced availability of Novell GroupWise Wireless 1.1, software that enables businesses to maximize employee productivity by providing wireless access to messaging, calendaring, tasks and address books.

PROVO, Utah | September 11, 2000

  • Novell GroupWise Wireless 1.1 supported by industry-leading service providers AT&T Wireless Services, Nextel, Sprint PCS and Verizon Wireless
  • Enables businesses to leverage wireless technology to more effectively compete in the new Net economy
  • Provides wireless access to Net services software such as messaging, calendaring, tasks and contact lists
  • Promotes customer loyalty and drives new revenue opportunities by allowing companies to quickly respond to sales inquiries, support requests, investment opportunities and other pressing demands

Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software, today announced availability of Novell GroupWise Wireless 1.1, software that enables businesses to maximize employee productivity by providing wireless access to messaging, calendaring, tasks and address books. This anywhere, anytime access to a broad range of services also promotes customer loyalty and drives new revenue opportunities by allowing companies to quickly respond to sales inquiries, support requests, investment opportunities and other pressing demands. Supported by industry-leading service providers AT&T Wireless Services, Nextel, Sprint PCS and Verizon Wireless in the U.S. market, Novell GroupWise Wireless delivers instant access to business-critical data through Internet-ready devices.

"The market for wireless technology is experiencing exponential growth. Our research indicates that by 2004, at least 50 percent of Fortune 1,000 enterprises will commit 15 percent of all networking service spending to wireless voice and data solutions," said Maurene Caplan Grey, senior research analyst for Gartner. "Companies who have taken a leadership role in delivering reliable, secure access to Net services software over a wide range of wireless devices are in a unique position to take advantage of this expanding opportunity in the wireless market."

As part of Novell's one Net vision to provide Net services software that secures and powers all types of networks, including wireless, Novell GroupWise Wireless supports a wide variety of Internet-ready wireless devices. A complete listing of supported devices can be found at http://www.novell.com/wireless.

"Novell GroupWise Wireless gives customers key competitive advantages needed to succeed in today's eBusiness market," said Craig Miller, vice president and general manager of Novell's Net Management Services Division. "While many competitors are charging as much as $100 per user per year for wireless access to a collaboration system, Novell's software is free to all customers using the Novell GroupWise 5.5 Enhancement Pack. Further, Novell GroupWise Wireless is extremely easy to use, and requires little or no training to make users productive."

Industry Leaders Extend Novell's Wireless Net Services Software

Novell GroupWise Wireless, in combination with AT&T Wireless Services, Nextel, Sprint PCS and Verizon Wireless, will give customers access to the business-critical messages, tasks, appointments and contact information they need to more effectively compete in the new Net economy.

"Together, AT&T and Novell are providing a powerful solution for the complex wireless needs of business customers," said John Russell of AT&T's Business Marketing Division. "Using Novell GroupWise Wireless in conjunction with the AT&T Digital PocketNet service provides business with not only secure access to corporate data whether e-mail messages, calendar appointments, tasks or a corporate address book but an affordable one with flat rate unlimited pricing as low as $14.99 a month. With today's workforce becoming increasingly mobile, we're excited to see innovative companies like Novell wirelessly enabling their products."

Novell GroupWise Wireless Enhances WebAccess Clients

Central to the release of Novell GroupWise Wireless is the Novell GroupWise Web client, WebAccess. Because WebAccess is based solely on Internet standards, Novell GroupWise Wireless can smoothly and easily optimize it for a range of wireless devices. After users log in to Novell GroupWise through WebAccess using a wireless device, they can:

  • List and open all item types (messages, appointments, tasks, and notes)
  • Change folders
  • Send, reply to, forward and delete all item types
  • Accept, decline, and delegate appointments, tasks, and notes
  • Mark tasks completed
  • Search address books
  • Search for documents and view property information about the documents

"At Rockford Fosgate, Novell GroupWise Wireless is playing a strategic role in the development of our Net infrastructure," said Chris Duffy, system engineer for Rockford Corporation. "Nearly our entire sales force works remotely, which makes it very difficult for them to access and respond to important messages until they get back to the office and sometimes that's just too late. With Novell GroupWise Wireless we can give our sales force immediate, timely access to e-mail, appointments and other information, so they quickly respond to the needs of customers. Today's Net economy demands that kind of immediate customer service in order to build customer loyalty, increase revenue and ultimately grow our business."

Availability and Pricing

Licenses to Novell GroupWise Wireless 1.1 are free to all customers using the latest version of Novell GroupWise, the Novell GroupWise 5.5 Enhancement Pack, and can be downloaded off the Web at www.novell.com/download.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), is the leading provider of Net services software that delivers services to secure and power all types of networks the Internet, intranets, and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public across leading operating systems. Novell's Net services software provides the foundation for one Net a single global network that supports new applications and forms of business. Worldwide channel, consulting, education and technical support programs, along with strategic alliances, combine Novell Net services software with third-party products and services to form complete Net solutions.

For information on Novell's complete range of products and services, contact Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272), or visit Novell's Web site at http://www.novell.com. Press may access Novell announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at http://www.novell.com/pressroom. In addition, detailed comparisons between Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on the Web at http://www.novell.com/competitive.

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