Sunday, August 22, 2004

Novell Myth No. 1 -

There has been some discussion that until Novell bought Suse and Ximian, they were relying on their current customers to support it by using its standard file and print products.

There is some truth in that the take-up of Novell was not as great as Microsoft products and so Novell was relying on its original bank of customers to generate income.

However, this myth falls down when you start to look at the Novell products that Novell is offering its customers. Novell has moved on from just ofering standard file and print products. Remote access (iFolder), centralised administration (ZenWorks Suite), groupware (GroupWise) and Network Directory (eDirectory) are products that form the basis for Novell's place in Corporate IT.

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