Novell in 2000 plans to mold its GroupWise messaging system into a component-based platform, anchored by a back-end server and Web-based clients in a framework based on Extensible Markup Language (XML), Novell officials said at the BrainShare '99 conference in Salt Lake City last week.
Instead of deploying large, monolithic messaging applications, users will be able to assemble the components they want, such as workflow and document management, said Novell's John N. Gailey, director of directory-enabled applications.
"You don't want to see continued `bloatware,' " Gailey said. "This is a way for you to buy exactly what you need."
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