Mobility Solutions for Novell GroupWise


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So much business happens on the go—in hotel rooms, airports, coffee shops, kitchens or anywhere else your users choose to work. Keeping your users' productivity at peak levels is an imperative for every organization. Attend this session to learn about the new mobility strategy from Novell, focused on the ActiveSync protocol and our own soon-to-be-released data synchronization solution. This session will also cover the variety of third-party mobility solutions available for Novell GroupWise today.

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Mobility Solutions for Novell GroupWise

  1. 1. Novell GroupWise ® ® Mobility Solutions Alex Evans Nadeem Ahmad Nazeer Product Manager Software Engineer
  2. 2. Agenda • Research In Motion • Notify Corp • Novell GroupWise Mobile Server ® ® • Data Synchronizer Mobility Pack – Architecture – Device Support – Platform Support • Demonstration 2 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Workforce Expectations Presents new challenges to IT Tools should be social like Facebook and as fast as Twitter Anytime/anywhere access to critical information Ability to create and share information more freely and in new formats Being able to use mobile devices to get work done 3 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. RIM
  5. 5. The BlackBerry Enterprise Platform Desktop (email/PIM) Real Time Collaboration IBM® Lotus® IBM® Lotus® IBM ® Quickr IBM® Lotus® Notes® Microsoft® Exchange Connections Sametime Novell® GroupWise® Novell® GroupWise Messenger Intranet/Web Services Voice Systems BlackBerry App World™ 5 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. BlackBerry Global Community The World communicates through BlackBerry • 530+ Carriers & Distribution Partners in Over 170 Countries • 225,000+ BlackBerry Enterprise Server installed World Wide • 30+ Million Users World Wide…and growing 6 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Increases Security and Drives Op-Ex down Secure – Security and encryption built-in architecturally from server to device – One tightly managed firewall connection vs. multiple firewall holes – Enterprise compliance Powerful Administrative Capability – Upgrade device OS and applications over the air, without touching end- user device – No desktop software or 3rd party access to desktop required – Comprehensively control devices with 450+ IT policies – Scale-up from 20 to 200,000 users Push Technology, Engineered End to End Highly Available & Reliable – Mission Critical Design – Integral Monitoring, High Availability, and Failover Voice & Application Extensibility – Open Platform for 3rd party extension – Major Partnerships with IT & PBX Vendors 7 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.1 For Novell GroupWise ® ® Key New Features: • Full SOAP integration (GW Client no longer required) • Multiple Personal Address Book synchronization • New Web-based Administration Console (BAS) • Novell GroupWise 8.0.1 Support • Improved scalability • On-Device Email Folder Management • New Web-based Administration Console • High Availability with Automated Failover • Mobile Application Management • Simplified Security Model • 35 New IT Policies (Over 450 in total) • Role-based Access Control • Job Management, Scheduling, and Throttling • Powerful Migration Tools (Enterprise Transporter) • Open Document Format (.odt, .ods, .odp) support • View files attached to calendar invitations 8 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. NotifyCorp
  10. 10. Notify Technology Background 10 • Founded in 1994 • Headquartered in San Jose, CA • Development & Technical Support Center in Canfield, OH • Focus on mobility starting in 2001 • First mobility solution started with support for Novell ® GroupWise 5.5 ® • Main Products: NotifyLink Enterprise Edition – “On Premise” and “On Demand” • Product Focus: Secure, Synchronized, Notification, Access, & Management of Email & PIM supporting a variety of wireless devices and networks. • Customer Base: Over 1,500 active NotifyLink customers 10 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. What is NotifyLink? 11 • An enterprise middleware solution that provides companies and organizations with secure, wireless, synchronized, email, calendar, contacts, and task information along with security and mobile device management. (Comparable functionality to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server and GroupWise Mobile Server in “ONE” single solution) • Offered as an “On-Premise” product or an “On-Demand” service. • Supports any Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm Web OS, Windows Mobile, and select Symbian wireless devices. • Supports all GSM/GPRS/EDGE/3G-HSDPA, CDMA/1XRTT/EVDO, and 802.11x wireless networks • Works with older versions of GroupWise all the way up to ® GW 8 SP1 11 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Supported Wireless Device Platforms 12 • Apple iPhone or iPod touch using iPhone 2.x or 3.x OS • Device Operating System 4.2 or Higher • Device Operating System 5.0 or Higher (pending end-of- life). Supports any Web OS 1.3.x devices • Device Operating System WM 6.0/6.1/6.5 • Support for specific Nokia Series 60, 3rd Edition, Symbian 9.x series • Support for specific Android devices 12 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Wireless Functionality 13 • "Over-the-Air" Synchronization – Email – Calendar – Contacts – Tasks (except iPhone) • Folder Mirroring • Email Synchronization of Deletes and Messages Marked as Read • Full Support for Attachments (supported file types vary by device) • Multi-level Email Filters • End User Web UI for configuration changes • Create/Accept Meeting Invites • Remote global contact lookup • Leverage native PIM applications on device – calendar, contacts and tasks 13 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. NotifyLink Versions 14 Enterprise Enterprise Edition “On Edition “On Demand” Premise” Resides in a Resides on SAS 70 Customer Certified Data Supplied Center Hardware behind the Corporate or Organization’s Firewall. 14 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Every day, Notify Technology’s On- Demand Service … 15 • Provides mobile email and PIM support to over 25,000 users. • Handles more than 550 TB (terabytes) of network data.   • Performs over 7,000,000 email checks and over 1,000,000 PIM checks.  • Forwards more than 1,800,000 email messages to mobile devices.  • Sends more than 640,000 new and changed appointments to mobile devices. • Sends more than 125,000 new and changed contacts to mobile devices. • Processes more than 320,000 commands from mobile devices. • Continues running at greater than 99.9% uptime. • Been available since 2005 • Operates in a secure SAS 70 Compliant Data Facility 15 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. Who to Contact 16 • Come to our Booth at BrainShare #109 • To request a free NotifyLink On-Premise or On- Demand evaluation, or more information about “NotifyLink For GroupWise”, please contact Notify inside sales at 408-777-7930 or 16 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Data Synchronizer Mobility Pack
  18. 18. Product Introduction Data Synchronizer is a bi-directional and many-to-many sync solution that connects disparate collaboration software. Features and benefits of Data Synchronizer include:  Real-time, event-driven sync  Connection to multiple applications  Many pre-configured connectors  Customizable connectors Seamlessly sync mail, calendar, tasks, events, and any other collaboration types of data to multiple systems. 18 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Calendar Use Case Calendar event is Calendar event is synchronized to all added to mobile device connected applications Novell Data Synchronizer Mobile Device Novell GroupWise 19 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Mobility Pack Novell Data Novell Synchronizer GroupWise Connector Mobility Connector 20 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. Connector Deliver Time-frame GroupWise ® Interwoven Teaming Sugar CRM Mobility Novell Data Synchronizer SDK SharePoint SAP 21 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Architecture Web Service (REST) Identity and Policy Synchronizer SAP Novell Data SOAP SharePoint Novell ® Pulse ActiveSync WSDL Mobility Novell ® GroupWise ® Interwoven Novell ® Teaming WFP SugarCRM WAVE Server ... 22 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. Mobility High Level Features • 2-way email sync • Sync calendars • Delete items • Accept and decline • Reply appointments • Forward • Send appointments • Smart forward • Personal Address book sync • Attachment support • Support all contact fields • Mark (un)read • Sync contact photos • Sync content of all folders • Search system address book • Kill pill 23 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. Server Support/Entitlement Engine OS: Cache DB: • SLES11 64bit • PostGRES • OES coming • MySQL coming • Windows coming.. • Oracle coming • others... Entitlement (similar to GMS) • Free to customer with GroupWise and/or Teaming maintenance • Receive sync engine, GroupWise, Teaming and Mobility connectors 24 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. Mobility to Fit Your Needs iPhone/iPod/iPad Android Windows Mobile Palm OS Web OS Symbian 25 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. Collaboration Architecture
  27. 27. Scalable Architecture Single interface for Web Interface administration for Server multiple engines and multiple connectors. Configuration Engine Server CONNECTOR CONNECTOR Sync Engine Sync Engine Sync Engine CONNECTOR CONNECTOR Server “A” Server “B” Server “...n” CONNECTOR CONNECTOR 27 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. Web Administration ● LDAP-based authentication and user management ● Supports no LDAP scenario ● Administrators can configure users, groups, connectors, engines, and caching ● User can log in and manage their connector- specific settings 28 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  29. 29. Connector Architecture Overview SYNC ENGINE CONNECTOR APPLICATION Output • GroupWise Node • SharePoint Source Filters Filters Sink • SugarCRM Application • SalesForce CACHE Interface • Documentum Sink Filters Filters Source • Teaming • And Others... Input Node = Incoming Event Sync Engine Connects to Multiple Apps = Outgoing Event 29 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  30. 30. IDM vs. SYNC IDM SYNC 1. Identity data 1. Collaboration data 2. Fairly static data 2. Transactional data 3. Long term storage (vault) 3. Data has life span (cache) 4. Requires eDirectory™ to 4. Does not require connect two systems GroupWise to connect two ® systems 30 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  31. 31. Demonstration
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