Novell Success Stories: Collaboration in Education


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

The beaver Dam Unified School District, the University of Regensburg, George Washington University, and Tuscaloosa City Schools all employ Novell Collaboration services- from Novell Teaming, to Groupwise, to ZENworks, and more- to meet their IT needs.

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Novell Success Stories: Collaboration in Education

  1. 1. Novell End-User Computing ® Success Stories Collaboration / Education 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 Education
  8. 8. Win over Microsoft The Beaver Dam Unified School District has 3,400 students and 450 faculty and staff. Located north of Madison, Wisconsin, the district includes 10 schools and an administration building. "Our Novell solutions paid for themselves immediately. With our software cost ® savings, we have been able to increase our in-classroom technology more than 60 percent above our projections. We wouldn't have this kind of dynamic and progressive environment without Novell." Challenge Solution Results Create a professional Novell GroupWise® Saved 75 percent on learning environment across licensing costs (vs. Microsoft its 10 schools Novell Teaming SharePoint) Novell Edition Increased staff participation in professional learning Also: projects by 65 percent Novell ZENworks™ Reduced travel costs, while increasing efficiency and SUSE® Linux Enterprise security Desktop & Server Partner: Omni 8 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Updated January 2010
  9. 9. Win over Microsoft Founded in 1962, the University of Regensburg in the UNESCO world heritage city in eastern Bavaria has more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with approximately 5,000 staff. "We needed to offer users added value to make the new university e-mail system more attractive than free Web services like Google Mail. Novell GroupWise ® ® offered an attractive interface and powerful functionality, with encrypted mailboxes for users. We selected Novell ahead of Microsoft for its openness and mixed source approach.” Challenge Solution Results Make student e-mail more Novell Open Enterprise Convinced users to switch functional and user-friendly Server from free Web-based e-mail for its 40,000 users Novell GroupWise Integrated its e-learning Provide a service that would platform with GroupWise to be more attractive to Also: provide a simple user students than free Web- Novell Cluster Services™ experience based e-mail Novell ZENworks™ Reduced e-mail administration costs thanks to ease of administration 9 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Updated January 2010
  10. 10. The George Washington University is the largest institution of higher education in the nation's capital. Each year, GW enrolls a diverse population of undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all 50 states, and more than 130 countries. "The collaboration and mobility features of Novell GroupWise are very popular with ® ® our users. Having two main campuses 30 miles apart, our users aren't always in the same location and have become dependent on the Novell Messenger (formerly GroupWise Instant Messenger) client. It's now part of our day-to-day operations.” Challenge Solution Results Replace university's e-mail Novell GroupWise Increased productivity of system with a cost-effective users on-the-go and mobile collaboration Novell Open Enterprise Server solution Improved collaboration Also: among employees from Novell Cluster Services™ separate locations Novell ZENworks™ SUSE Linux Enterprise Server ® 10 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Updated May 2010
  11. 11. Win over Microsoft Located in western Alabama, Tuscaloosa City Schools have 10,000 students and 1,300 faculty and staff across 22 schools. The school district works to create a learning environment that prepares students for success in the 21st century. "We found Novell Teaming easier to use and administer than Microsoft SharePoint. ® We also selected Novell GroupWise as our e-mail and collaboration platform ® because the hardware, software and administration costs would have been much greater with Microsoft Exchange.” Challenge Solution Results Go green, but also Novell GroupWise Dramatically reduced travel encourage teachers and costs and the need to print staff to work together in Novell Open Enterprise Server administrative documents groups Novell Teaming Reduced desktop software Novell Edition costs by 95 percent by moving to Also: Novell ZENworks SUSE Linux Enterprise Server ® 11 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved. Updated March 2009
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