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November 3, 2009

Novell unveils real time collaboration platform for enterprise

Offers real-time social and document collaboration and includes interoperability with Google Wave

By CBR Staff Writer

Novell has unveiled a real-time collaboration platform for the enterprise Novell Pulse. Novell said that it is working with Google to enable Novell Pulse users and Google Wave users to work together across both systems. The new offering combines e-mail, document authoring and social messaging tools with security and management capabilities.

Novell Pulse includes interoperability with Google Wave through the federation protocol, allows Pulse users communicate in real-time with users on any other Wave provider. It helps drive enterprise productivity by making it easier to communicate digitally, generate ideas and share information. Users can share and edit documents, jointly browse websites, and have a digital conversation all in real-time, the company said.

According to the Novell, the Pulse features include, unified inbox, a single interface that allows users to see, sort and filter all their personal and professional content from various social messaging services, email and Wave; and real-time collaboration, which enables users to get work done with other users in real-time, from co-editable online documents to the ability to share and comment on traditional office documents in real time. In addtion, it also features security; enterprise social messaging; and real-time awareness and chat.

Kent Erickson, senior vice president and general manager for Workgroup Solutions at Novell, said: Novell Pulse gives users a single interface for teaming with co-workers and partners in real-time, bringing together content from various enterprise and social applications.

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“For the first time, enterprises can tie business controls and security together with real-time collaboration and social networking technologies to improve decision making and to work more efficiently across boundaries.

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