Novell Success Stories: Collaboration in High Tech and Professional Services


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Novell Collaboration benefits are to increase productivity, manage information growth, and leverage investments and skills on Linux.

Yard-IT BV in the Netherlands and RBF Consulting in the U.S. are two organizations in the High Tech Services industry that use Novell Collaboration tools, such as Novell Teaming, Novell Open Enterprise Server, and others, to meet their IT needs.

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Novell Success Stories: Collaboration in High Tech and Professional Services

  1. 1. Novell End-User Computing ® Success Stories Collaboration / High Tech and Professional Services July, 2010
  2. 2. Novell Collaboration Benefits ® Impact Success Stories • Avoid unnecessary travel expenses – savings of $80K per year 5K employees • Improve efficiency of employee Increase interactions while centralizing corporate productivity knowledge • Enable real-time collaboration – more 11K PCs efficient and transparent project management 26K users • Optimize file storage costs and ensure Manage compliance with identity-driven 6K employees information provisioning and tiering tools growth • Improve decision making by keeping information in sync • Reduce software licensing costs and need Leverage for diverse IT skills – reduce up to 80% by investments consolidating NetWare servers FORTUNE 500 and skills on • Take advantage of open platforms – savings Linux 40K users of $800,000 by leveraging Xen virtualization on OES-Linux instead of VMware 2 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Customer Success Novell Collaboration ® We selected Novell [over Red Hat and Windows] because we've had a good experience with NetWare and Novell 150K users Open Enterprise Server is an excellent value. - May 2009 We needed to make the new university e-mail system more attractive than Google Mail. GroupWise offered an attractive ® interface and powerful functionality, with encrypted mailboxes for users. We selected Novell ahead of Microsoft for its 40K users openness and mixed source approach. - May 2010 Novell Open Enterprise Server works like a dream – even people with no Linux experience have picked it up rapidly. 7K employees Training has been surprisingly painless. - Jul 2009 We simply could not afford the increased software and hardware costs of a Microsoft [SharePoint] upgrade... Our 4K users Novell solutions paid for themselves immediately. - Jan 2010 By contrast with SharePoint, which required the service provider to carry out even routine administration tasks, the new solution [Novell Teaming] is considerably simpler and more 1K employees cost-effective for Centrotherm. - Apr 2010 3 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. 2010 Novell Pulse Buzz 2010 Novell BrainShare attendees quotes “Novell Pulse makes “I like the collaborative editing--where real-time collaboration different people are working simultaneously more suitable for on documents from different places. That's corporate users” wild--totally different from anything we're - Fortune Magazine used to seeing” “It gives security to what is otherwise chaos. If you leverage information right, you win. If you don't leverage it right, you'll be “The premise is actually pretty cool. A out of business” user in Novell Pulse can work in real- time on a document simulta-neously with a user on Google Wave. From the “I think it's going to replace e-mail. It will Novell side, all security is managed and definitely be a very useful too” maintained by Novell.” - Rob Koplowitz, Forrester Research “As a user of SharePoint, I like the direction Novell Pulse is going in” 4 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Key Analyst Recognition Novell Collaboration ® Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace, Oct 2009 Leaders’ quadrant, Forrester Wave™: Collaboration Platforms, Q3 2009 “Novell Storage Manager and Dynamic Storage Technology are well positioned to address emerging challenges... The world must know about this technology”, IDC, Doc # 216013, Jan 2009 Novell GroupWise: 55-65% lower cost of ownership compared to other leading systems, Osterman Research, Apr 2009 5 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Press Presence Novell Collaboration ® No matter which way you slice it, the future of the enterprise is about collaboration. Because Novell leverages what Wave has to offer while simultaneously providing the features the enterprise really cares about, Pulse could be something to keep an eye on. - Mar 2010 Teaming looks to have all of the capabilities an enterprise environment would be looking for in an Enterprise 2.0 collaboration platform giving easy access to information. - Sep 2009 Novell File management suite: eWeek product to watch, Feb 18, 2010 Groupwise 8: eWeek product to watch, Jan 5, 2009 Combined with a feature that makes licensing, account and storage decisions, GroupWise 8 offers everything an IT ® administrator looks for in a solid mail server. - Nov 2009 6 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Collaboration In High Tech and Professional Services
  8. 8. Based in the Netherlands, Yard-IT BV is a fast-growing systems integrator and provider of hosted IT solutions. With a focus on small and mid-sized companies, Yard-IT delivers solutions that ensure high productivity and security for its customers, at low cost. "By making it easier to find and share information, Novell Teaming improves ® efficiency, reduces administrative effort and enables employees to maximize the value of their knowledge. It also helps to solve problems, because users can contribute to discussions even if they are not physically in the same location." Challenge Solution Results Provide a cost-effective way Novell Teaming Deployed Novell Teaming to collaborate both internally as a managed service to and with their supply-chain Also: partners – Boost productivity of its SUSE Linux Enterprise ® customers Server – Avoid need to invest in new software licenses, infrastructure and administration skills 8 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Updated May 2010
  9. 9. New customer RBF Consulting is one of the most prominent, award-winning planning and civil engineering consulting firms in the United States. It employs 600 consultants across 15 locations. "With increased visibility among our various users, Novell Teaming has improved ® decision making processes and helps prevent costly mistakes throughout the life- cycle of projects." Challenge Solution Results Keep all employees, external Novell Teaming Enabled true real-time consultants and clients collaboration among multiple informed throughout the life- Novell Open Enterprise parties cycle of each project Server Set the foundation to offload Also: an estimated 80 percent of Novell ZENworks™ its data to less expensive storage devices SUSE Linux Enterprise ® Server Partner: GDS2 9 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Updated April 2010
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