Intellisync to Provide Wireless Push Email for the Novell GroupWise Collaboration Platform
Leading Provider of Wireless Software Solutions to Expand Reach for GroupWise Customers Worldwide
Intellisync Corporation (Nasdaq: SYNC), the leader in platform-independent wireless messaging, and Novell (Nasdaq: NOVL) today announced that Intellisync has been selected to provide real-time wireless push email and Personal Information Management (PIM) for Novell® GroupWise® customers worldwide. The wireless messaging technology from Intellisync will be embedded into Novell GroupWise 7. As a result, Novell customers will have access to “any platform, any device” support for wireless messaging and collaboration.
The agreement between the two companies marks an important milestone in the wake of increased adoption of mobile devices in the enterprise.
“In a world where collaboration software is fast becoming a hub for making decisions and doing business, mobile access is critical for users,” said Jeff Hawkins, Novell vice president of product management for Linux*, Open Source Platforms and Services. “With Intellisync, GroupWise customers worldwide will have secure access to their collaboration resources from virtually any device, on any platform, in any region of the world.”
“This agreement is a significant milestone in the mobile software industry,” said Clyde Foster, chief operating officer of Intellisync. “By integrating Intellisync’s leading wireless email and PIM platform directly into the GroupWise platform, we can help Novell customers connect and synchronize nearly any mobile device to their Novell GroupWise accounts and eliminate the need for third-party mobile middleware to enable true push wireless email. We are delighted that Intellisync was selected to support a leading corporate collaboration platform such as GroupWise.”
An important differentiator for Novell GroupWise is its ability to run on multiple enterprise operating systems. "Novell's commitment to providing real platform choices gives customers the flexibility and the opportunity to select the operating system that works best for them," said Mark Levitt, vice president for Collaborative Computing IDC. "The new wireless capabilities provide another set of options to customers looking for better mobile access to their collaboration platforms."
Under the agreement, Novell plans to offer customers real-time wireless push email on nearly any data-enabled mobile device. Intellisync currently supports nearly all mobile devices for wireless email and more. Novell will launch a beta program starting in January. Customers with current maintenance agreements can take advantage of the new wireless and third-party integration features at no extra cost as soon as they are available in the first half of 2006.
Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers Software for the Open Enterprise™. With more than 50,000 customers in 43 countries, Novell helps customers manage, simplify, secure and integrate their technology environments by leveraging best-of-breed, open standards-based software. With over 20 years of experience, more than 5,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world, Novell helps customers gain control over their IT operating environment while reducing cost. More information about Novell can be found at http://www.novell.com.
Forward-looking statements in this news release, including but not limited to the ability of Novell’s customers to have access to “any platform, any device” support for wireless messaging and collaboration, the elimination for the need for third-party mobile middleware to enable true push wireless email, are based on current expectations and beliefs and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks associated with uncertainties related to the effect of continued weakness of general economic factors on the overall demand for Intellisync's products and services, the timing of market adoption and movement toward mobile email solutions and data synchronization solutions, margin erosion, market shrinkage, economic uncertainty related to terrorism and conflict in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world, timely introduction, availability and acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, as well as additional risk factors, as discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Intellisync's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended July 31, 2005 and Intellisync's quarterly reports filed from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Intellisync disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.Novell and GroupWise are registered trademarks and Software for the Open Enterprise is a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.Intellisync, the Intellisync logo, Powered by Intellisync, and Mobile Suite are trademarks of Intellisync Corporation that may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other product and company names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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