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Home View

As the information age rolls forward, even the most productive users struggle to keep up. With business-critical data housed in so many systems and places, the simplest task requires switching between a multitude of applications. We think there’s a better solution than Alt-Tab to this digital-age challenge. Novell GroupWise gives you a Home View—a personal productivity dashboard that consolidates the tools and web applications you interact with most for any given aspect of your work. From emails to your boss and daily appointments to RSS feeds and team workspaces, you can grab what matters most and put it front and center.

Messaging

Send and receive email messages, phone messages and reminder notes. And if this sounds passé, remember that email is still king when it comes to enabling personal productivity. In fact, a recent Osterman Research study found that the typical corporate user spends nearly 30% of an eight-hour workday doing email-related tasks. And this figure dwarfs the time spent using other communication tools. The bottom line is that messaging is the linchpin of personal productivity, and no one does it better than GroupWise.

Calendaring

View and manage your appointments, tasks, and reminder notes in a Calendar view. Create multiple calendars or publish personal calendars and free/busy status so that non-GroupWise users can conveniently schedule meetings with you. You can also use GroupWise to schedule appointments and tasks for yourself and others. You may not be able to increase the number of hours in a day. But you can let GroupWise help you squeeze every iota of productivity out of the ones you’ve got.

Task Management

Stay on top of critical action items by creating tasks for yourself—or anyone else on whom you rely for completion of a project. Accept or decline the tasks you are sent, and track accepted tasks throughout the lifecycle of the project. You’ll even have easy access to “percent complete” stats that will let you shine in project status meetings. And, to simplify the process of converting all that “stuff” from your inbox into actionable items, you can even turn any email into a task by simply dragging it into your Tasklist folder.

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Contact Management

If relationships are business currency, then effective contact management is nothing short of a business imperative. Novell GroupWise gives you easy access to key information for all of the contacts, groups, resources and organizations you interact with. Add a picture for that business colleague you’re meeting next week, or make note of your boss’s birthday. Or briefly review the notes from your last client meeting before the next one begins. Best of all, you can access all of this information on a dime from your GroupWise address book or Contacts folder.

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Instant Messaging

Communicate in real time with other GroupWise users through Novell Messenger. Novell Messenger provides “presence” indicators that tell you when other users are online, busy or away from their desks. It also allows you to save conversations for future reference. When the latency of email just won’t do, let Novell Messenger give you real-time access to your colleagues so you can strike while the iron is hot, make decisions in record time and address issues that require immediate attention.

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Mobile Access

Mobility is the holy grail of personal productivity. So GroupWise offers a full set of options to stay connected whenever you’re on the move. Need to access your GroupWise data from your iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, or any of today’s ubiquitous ActiveSync-enabled devices? GroupWise Mobility Service has you covered. BlackBerry users can also take advantage of Novell's long-standing partnership with Research In Motion and support through BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Novell GroupWise. Finally got that tablet you've been eyeing? New web templates optimized for iPad, Android, and BlackBerry PlayBook interfaces make it a clean, seamless experience. And, if you just need the ability to access GroupWise from any location with a web browser, our newly revamped WebAccess interface will give you the benefits of a fat client without the administrative or desktop overhead.

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Administrative Features

Some of the most ardent GroupWise supporters are those who administer it. We can’t think of a better compliment. What do administrators love about the product? First, its rock-solid reliability. GroupWise doesn’t tend to go down—unless you take it down. And viruses that might grind user productivity to a halt don’t get through nearly as often as they do with the competition. GroupWise also offers administrators the flexibility to run on Windows, Linux or both. And speaking of administrators, an incredibly light administrative footprint means a single administrator can support up to 10,000 GroupWise users. (Yes, you read that right.)

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New Features in GroupWise 2014

The new GroupWise 2014 offers something for everyone: Active Directory integration and a new web admin model to drive IT efficiency, and new features and usability enhancements to make users more productive than ever. It also features a completely redesigned look and feel that keeps the focus where it belongs—on the user and the work.

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