Novell Open Workgroup Suite
for Small Business
More Productivity and Profit for Your Small Business
This full suite of applications comes at a price point that meets the needs of small businesses on a tight budget.
With Novell Open Workgroup Suite for Small Business, organizations with up to 200 employees and five physical servers get the complete offering that Novell Open Workgroup Suite customers get today but at a price point that's designed for small businesses.
Novell Open Workgroup Suite for Small Business includes:
- Novell Open Enterprise Server
- Novell GroupWise®
- Novell Vibe®
- Novell ZENworks® Linux Management
- Novell ZENworks Configuration Management
- SUSE® Linux Enterprise Desktop
Plus these added benefits beyond what Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition 2.5 delivered:
- Novell Cluster Services™ (2 free nodes)
- Xen Virtualization
- Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management
Further, you get instant access to new product versions as soon as they are released and enjoy the same full features of a stand-alone product deployment.
Features & Benefits
Big biz tools at small biz prices
Running a small business is about being smart and competitive; now you don't have to pay top dollar or settle for second best anymore. Novell Open Workgroup Suite for Small Business offers everything you need to keep your people working efficiently from anywhere. Personal and team productivity applications get the ideas flowing and keep projects on track. Endpoint management makes sure the right people have the right applications on the right devices. And file and networking services keep people productive when working with documents and when printing.
Advanced networking services
Enjoy the core file, print and networking services that are at the heart of any organization—and get the best platform for networking in a mixed Windows, Linux and Mac environment. With the included Novell Open Enterprise Server components, you can securely control access to IT resources, easily manage your network from any Web browser and enjoy unparalleled interoperability between the server room and your users' desktops. You'll also increase productivity because your users can easily share files, back up their work automatically and print to any network printer without struggling through cumbersome setup procedures or involving the helpdesk. Learn more +
Systems management tool
Let the tools do the heavy lifting. Novell ZENworks Configuration Management lowers your cost of ownership by using a unique policy-based approach to automate software setup, updates, healing and migration for desktop computers. Novell ZENworks Configuration Management delivers a complete range of advanced configuration management capabilities, including remote management, personality migration, standard operating environment (SOE) deployment and maintenance, hardware and software inventory, optimized application delivery for desktop-based applications and much more. Learn more +
Get powerful protection for all of your mobile devices. Mobile device security is a growing problem today. The devices holding all this critical data are more often than not mobile and not always behind your perimeter security. Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management ensures that mobile devices outside this zone are safe and secure, and it unifies a complete range of mobile security solutions under a single, easy-to-use console. Learn more +
Help users stay productive and connected no matter where they roam. Novell GroupWise delivers a wide range of personal and mobile productivity tools in a truly plugged-in work environment. Email, instant messaging, calendaring, contacts and task management have all been significantly enhanced while retaining the features millions of end users know and love. New social collaboration capabilities deliver new ways to connect with others—right from the GroupWise interface. And comprehensive mobile device support, a wholly revamped WebAccess interface, and web templates designed specifically for the iPad will help GroupWise users stay productive no matter where they work or what device they choose to use. Learn more +
Power up your teams. Novell Vibe® brings together the people, projects and processes that add up to organizational productivity. Users create workspaces and invite other members (both inside and outside the organization) to participate. Virtual teams can easily and securely manage, share, locate and access documents, calendars, discussion forums, wikis and blogs. Novell Vibe also includes powerful workflow functions that automate common processes and mobile apps that let users move projects forward on the go. Best of all, a team workspace can be set up—without IT intervention—in just minutes! Learn more +
Open source productivity suite
You don't need to pay for basic office applications; these come free. LibreOffice includes a word processor, presentation, spreadsheet, and database applications; and mathematical and drawing tools. LibreOffice is also compatible with Microsoft Office, allowing users to better share files between platforms. It provides capabilities for creating, processing, reviewing, and revising the documents required in daily business. And with full world-class support, and no need to purchase software assurance, LibreOffice cuts your desktop TCO and gives you back your IT budget. Learn more +
Business-ready Linux desktop
Take advantage of a cost-effective alternative to Windows. Developed and backed by SUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop provides the perfect alternative to costly Windows desktop licenses. It delivers market-leading usability, dozens of essential office applications, and seamless interoperability with Windows, Mac, UNIX and your other enterprise computer systems—all at a price that can't be beat. You can deploy it as a general-purpose desktop, use it in thin- or thick-client configurations (for example, kiosks and cash registers), or rely on it for high-end engineering workstations. Learn more +