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Novell Teaming Starter Pack Helps Customers and Partners Jump Start Productivity with Next Generation Collaboration Tools

New Novell program provides customers and partners free licenses and tools to test drive enterprise social networking and team collaboration solution

WALTHAM, Mass. | August 26, 2008

With a focus on helping organizations improve workforce productivity, Novell today announced the availability of the Novell® Teaming Starter Pack program, which includes 20 free user licenses. Novell Teaming is a flexible collaboration solution designed to help groups successfully work together, regardless of location. Available as an easy, pre-installed download with a quick start guide and tutorial videos, the Starter Pack is a risk-free way for organizations to try next generation collaboration tools and experience more productive and creative teamwork to drive better business results.

"Kempinski Hotels operates on four continents with more than 60 hotels," said Simon Coombs, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Kempinski Hotels. "As such we are always exploring technology solutions that allow us to increase our efficiency. Novell Teaming is an excellent way for Kempinski Hotels to enable high-performance teamwork and increase our workforce productivity around the world."

Through this no-cost program, customers and partners looking to try collaboration solutions in their environment are now able to leverage Novell Teaming to gain hands-on experience with team workspace and enterprise social networking solutions. With integrated blogs, wikis, discussion threads, expertise search and other real-time collaboration tools, Novell Teaming boosts team productivity by bringing people together to create, share, discuss and manage information. Additionally, both the self-management functionality and the ability to design custom applications and workflows allow users to make the tools fit their work needs, without requiring additional administrative time or support.

"Collaboration tools are quickly becoming an essential requirement for successfully working in today's global and distributed business environment," said Kent Erickson, senior vice president and general manager of Novell Workgroup Solutions. "Empowered teams need to leverage expertise, regardless of where their experts are physically located. Novell Teaming Starter Pack is an excellent way for both customers and partners to get their feet wet with collaboration software and immediately realize the productivity benefits and cost savings that this solution delivers."


The Novell Teaming Start Pack program offers 20 free user licenses to existing or new customers and partners not currently using Novell Teaming in their organization. The Starter Pack is available in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

More information about the Novell Teaming Start Pack program can be found at For partner information, visit

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