Novell goes Web 2.0 with SiteScape purchase

Novell goes Web 2.0 with SiteScape purchase

Novell has acquired collaboration specialist SiteScape

Enterprise vendor Novell has acquired open source team collaboration firm SiteScape for an undisclosed sum.

Novell chief executive Ron Hovsepian said that the SiteScape acquisition squares with Novell's corporate strategy, "It extends our leadership in promoting open source in the enterprise market and is a key technology addition in an area where we see great growth potential."

SiteScape founded the ICEcore open source collaboration project, which it says, gives enterprises the ability to combine document management, online project management, web calendars and automated workflows. ICEcore also has real-time presence features including instant messaging, as well as giving users the ability to implement blogs, share files and create secure threaded discussions, and wikis.

IDC analyst Mark Levitt said, "Enterprise and SMB customers are looking for solutions that combine real-time messaging, conferencing and IP voice calling along with online workspaces, social networking, blogs, and wikis to improve team and enterprise productivity and innovation."