Nokia, Intellisync, and GroupWise Mobile Server

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You may already be aware of Nokia's recent announcement to discontinue Intellisync development and, eventually, support. Intellisync is what we license and sell as GroupWise Mobile Server. There are two important facts you should know.


  • Novell is committed to continue offering innovative mobility solutions (including support) for all GroupWise users moving forward.

  • Nokia will offer support for Intellisync products for a period of two (2) years after End of Sale (EOS) date.



Meeting the needs of the collaboration market requires innovative mobility solutions, and Novell has a proven track record in this arena. We have led the market with secure, reliable and flexible mobility solutions in the past. And our commitment to do so in the future is not impacted by changes in the broader software landscape. As it has always been, our commitment is to evaluate, evolve and implement the best alternatives for delivering on our commitment to our customers and their mobility needs.

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  • "Meeting the needs of the collaboration market requires innovative mobility solutions, and Novell has a proven track record in this arena."

    The only track record I am aware of is one for being the last to the market with a solution that their competitors have had for months or even years. There were several mobility products on the market before GMS came out. Given that it is better than any of the others IMHO, it was not there when we were begging for it. Now here we sit with a new mobile device (iPhone) that has been out for over a year and Novell still has not made any visible attempt to support the device. I can appreciate that it takes time to develop solutions, that they cannot turn them out overnight. But guys you don't have to wait until the technology is nearly antiquated before you decide to notice it. 2 years of support from Nokia just tells me that Novell just got a 2 year window to do nothing until the last minute.

    Novell has been a leader and an innovator in many areas over the years, but mobile solutions have not been one of them.
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  • "Meeting the needs of the collaboration market requires innovative mobility solutions, and Novell has a proven track record in this arena."

    The only track record I am aware of is one for being the last to the market with a solution that their competitors have had for months or even years. There were several mobility products on the market before GMS came out. Given that it is better than any of the others IMHO, it was not there when we were begging for it. Now here we sit with a new mobile device (iPhone) that has been out for over a year and Novell still has not made any visible attempt to support the device. I can appreciate that it takes time to develop solutions, that they cannot turn them out overnight. But guys you don't have to wait until the technology is nearly antiquated before you decide to notice it. 2 years of support from Nokia just tells me that Novell just got a 2 year window to do nothing until the last minute.

    Novell has been a leader and an innovator in many areas over the years, but mobile solutions have not been one of them.
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