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(Novell Inc., Provo, UT, A major vendor of workload management software that at one time was the leader in network operating systems (see NetWare). In 2011, Novell sold its patents to CPTN Holdings, a consortium organized by Microsoft, and the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of The Attachmate Group.

Novell was founded as Novell Data Systems in 1981 by Jack Davis and George Canova and initially manufactured terminals for IBM mainframes. In 1983, Ray Noorda became CEO and president of a restructured Novell, Inc., which would concentrate on the development of its NetWare operating system. In the early 1990s, NetWare became the most widely used server operating system for PC networks.

With the acquisition of AT&T's Unix in 1993 and WordPerfect and Quattro Pro in 1994, Novell extended its system software products and branched into applications. It planned to integrate UnixWare and NetWare into a "super" network operating system, but instead sold Unix to the Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) in 1995 and WordPerfect and Quattro Pro to Corel Corporation in 1996. From that point, it continued to concentrate on NetWare, its highly acclaimed NDS (Novell Directory Services), later renamed eDirectory, as well as related products for the Internet.

In 2003, Novell shifted its focus to open source software with the acquisition of Linux distributors, Ximian and SuSE. Both Ximian and SuSE offered Linux desktops, while SuSE provided Linux servers. Novell also announced the discontinuance of the NetWare brand by combining the NetWare 7 kernel and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server into a single integrated package named Open Enterprise Server. See SuSE Linux and eDirectory.
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Before implementing QuickArrow's PSA suite, our system tied together a number of different spreadsheets that made day-to-day operations challenging," said David Spata, director, Services Operations at SilverStream Software Inc.
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SilverStream is focused on developing the best Application Server on the market," said David Litwak, President and CEO of SilverStream Software, Inc.
Organizations need solutions for solving real business challenges today - and SilverStream eXtend provides the industry's most comprehensive and productive environment that meets the demands of advanced J2EE and Web services application development," said Steve Benfield, chief technology officer for SilverStream Software.
3 provides enhanced usability compared to previous releases, J2EE application development remains complex and deployment can be a tedious process that varies greatly across application servers," said Frank Auger, vice president of product marketing and management for SilverStream Software.
Its `directed graphing' model promotes easy flow conceptualization and diagramming, and it is designed to snap right in to the Web services stack alongside of other important notations such as SOAP and WSDL," said Fred Holahan, vice president of eBusiness integration products for SilverStream Software.
Delivering on the promise of J2EE and Web services technologies today, SilverStream Software, Inc.
While a number of software vendors are in the process of developing integrated, J2EE and Web services platforms, SilverStream eXtend is solving real business challenges today for organizations around the world," said Steve Benfield, chief technology officer for SilverStream Software.
SilverStream eXtend Director provides organizations like TRIRIGA with powerful engines for workflow and content management combined with dynamic personalization and customization capabilities, which can significantly impact the success of any online collaboration environment," said Mark Longwell, director of ISV business development for SilverStream Software.
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