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New Release of Novell Teaming Allows Business to Generate, Act On and Preserve Corporate Innovation

Collaborative workspace application helps IT and people work as one

WALTHAM, Mass. | September 15, 2009

Novell today announced the general availability of Novell® Teaming 2, a next-generation collaborative application that brings people, projects and processes together in a single location to increase efficiency and foster innovation. With new features including enhanced workflows, relevance dashboards and branded workspaces, Novell Teaming rounds out the company’s suite of collaboration solutions and allows employees to generate, act on and preserve ideas and information to maximize enterprise productivity.

Novell Teaming was recently recognized as a leader in the August 2009 Forrester Research, Inc. report, The Forrester Wave: Collaboration Platforms, Q3 2009. In evaluating Novell Teaming, the report states, "Teaming brings very strong capabilities for workspaces and collaborative application development, particularly in the area of workflow."

Team and Personal Workspaces Utilizing the Novell Teaming search engine and Web 2.0-based communication tools, such as wikis and blogs, Novell Teaming allows users to tap into an organization's expertise and knowledge resources in real time. Through a single, always-available team workspace, customers, such as Kempinski Hotels, Louisiana Department of Social Service and Viable, Inc., can create and impact documents, co-author content, collaborate on edits and input and easily manage version control. They can also build workflows to streamline group input and approval procedures as well as automate project processes. Additionally, end-users can organize their individual work and team activity in a personal workspace that provides a consolidated dashboard to track and manage all projects and enables them to quickly launch into any of those spaces with a single click.

Preserve and leverage ideasBy combining data tags with a powerful search engine, Novell Teaming allows enterprises to preserve and access corporate intellectual property. This process allows organizations to continually leverage competitive intelligence and store informational assets to ensure that collective corporate knowledge is never lost and can be accessed at any time. Within Teaming, documents, electronic messages, conversations and community knowledge are all stored in a single workspace built with integrated identity and security controls.

New features in Novell Teaming include:

  • Relevance Dashboard - enables users to track the people and workspaces most relevant to them and their specific projects
  • Branded Workspaces - allow teams to customize their own workspaces - secure and reliable virtual locations for sharing information
  • Customizable Team Landing Pages - let people create personal landing pages that centralize relevant information in a single location
  • Powerful Workflow Enhancements - allow users to view status histories and create workflows through a completely user-driven design process

"Today's global enterprises rely on the creative mindshare of individuals, teams and even customers. However, without the right tools to uncover and develop that information, businesses can waste valuable time, putting them at a competitive disadvantage," said Kent Erickson, senior vice president and general manager for the Workgroup Solutions at Novell. "Designed to help users innovate, Novell Teaming enables enterprises to put insight into action and drive productivity forward."

Availability
Novell Teaming 2 is currently available and can be purchased in a variety of bundles including Novell Teaming and Novell Teaming + NOWS. Pricing starts at $92 per user/license. Novell Teaming 2 is also integrated with Novell GroupWise® 8, enabling users to navigate their workspaces from within their GroupWise email, calendaring and messaging applications.

For more information about Novell Teaming, visit http://www.novell.com/products/teaming/. To see a demo of the newest features and enhancements in Novell Teaming, visit http://www.novell.com/teamingdemo2.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most interoperable Linux platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management software that helps customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and risk. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit www.novell.com.

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Kerry Adorno
Novell, Inc.
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E-mail: kadorno@novell.com



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