GroupWise: Features You Lose!

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Novell recently published a 'Top Ten Features Users Lose If They Move' flyer that spells out just a few of the things GroupWise users love about Novell GroupWise!

You can access the flyer here.

The document lists the following features:

  1. Superior message tracking

  • Silent message retraction

  • Native attachment viewing

  • Recurring appointment flexibility

  • Managing group tasks

  • User-controlled proxy rights

  • Enhanced busy search

  • Simpler folder sharing

  • Calendar view of future tasks

  • Managing sent appointments and calendar items


Of course, the flyer goes into more detail on each of these items and provides explanations. There were many features and capabilities to choose from, but these are the ones chosen for this flyer.

What would you miss?


So - now that I have your brainstorming attention - what are those things that you use every day in the GroupWise product that you simply could not live without?

Personally, I have a long list of things that are leveraged in GroupWise and that are customized to a particular way of working - MINE!! I have customized the highly productive habitat to manage my workload, schedule, and information. GroupWise is not only my calendar, task list, contact manager, and principal communication mechanism, but GroupWise is also my information storage and recall nerve center.

Most work days start and end with GroupWise!

Share what features you would miss or that you use the most!!

Dean

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  • I agree with Jeff. No one cares what it takes me to manage Groupwise. What they care about is what they can do with their client. How it integrates with other applications. How it integrates with other iPhone / iPad applications even with DataSync running integration stinks. I am told daily how much easier it is to use the OutLook Client. All client side driven.

    We are moving to Gmail (Google Apps) and the end users are thrilled to be done with Groupwise. I can tell them all the things they will not have in Gmail; but they don't care because for every 1 thing they will not have they get 10 things the currently don't have in Groupwise.

    The industry is driven by end users now. They expect technology to just work and to integrate. They will pick the app that best suites them. Only those of us with Pocket Protectors care about what happens behind the screen. End users expect to be able to go into Evernote; add Groupwise Document store and pull documents. Oops! can't do that. Oh wait. iPad Reminders, sync with Groupwise Tasks - nope.

    Oh, and just a heads up. Most kindergartners have email addresses already. I don't think there are that many "NEW" users out there. I would focus on keeping the "old" users before we are all gone.

    Do you know what the "old" users need to keep your product(s) as a key components of our IT architecture? Based on the product development road map it does not seem you understand that.
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  • I agree with Jeff. No one cares what it takes me to manage Groupwise. What they care about is what they can do with their client. How it integrates with other applications. How it integrates with other iPhone / iPad applications even with DataSync running integration stinks. I am told daily how much easier it is to use the OutLook Client. All client side driven.

    We are moving to Gmail (Google Apps) and the end users are thrilled to be done with Groupwise. I can tell them all the things they will not have in Gmail; but they don't care because for every 1 thing they will not have they get 10 things the currently don't have in Groupwise.

    The industry is driven by end users now. They expect technology to just work and to integrate. They will pick the app that best suites them. Only those of us with Pocket Protectors care about what happens behind the screen. End users expect to be able to go into Evernote; add Groupwise Document store and pull documents. Oops! can't do that. Oh wait. iPad Reminders, sync with Groupwise Tasks - nope.

    Oh, and just a heads up. Most kindergartners have email addresses already. I don't think there are that many "NEW" users out there. I would focus on keeping the "old" users before we are all gone.

    Do you know what the "old" users need to keep your product(s) as a key components of our IT architecture? Based on the product development road map it does not seem you understand that.
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