Novell Inc. reported a net income of $102 million for the fiscal year that ended Oct. 31. The announcement comes after the recent launch of Netware 5, Novell’s directory and open-Internet-standards-based networking software. For the full fiscal year 1998, revenue was $1.084 billion, compared with $1.007 billion in fiscal 1997. Net income for the year was $102 million, compared to a $78 million loss for the prior year. Earnings per share on a diluted basis were 29 cents for the year, compared with a loss of 22 cents per share in fiscal 1997, which included a 10-cent-per-share loss due to restructuring.
Saab Cars, USA will exhibit its new 1999 line of cars at the Java Business Expo>/A>to celebrate the installation of its new Java-based e-commerce information system at its U.S. retailer locations. Saab’s new computerized retailer information system is called IRIS, an acronym for Intranet Retail Information System. It is currently being installed at Saab dealerships and service points throughout North America. The Web-to-host retailer information system will provide easy-to-use graphical access to parts and repair orders as well as a variety of financial information located on both mainframe and midrange systems. Incorporating technology from vendors such as CST, IBM, Lotus, Netscape, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems.
Viasoft, Inc. announced today the launch of OnMark 2000 Version 3.0, a suite of products designed to bring PCs and client/server networks into year 2000 compliance. Version 3.0 features three new additions — OnMark WebCenter, OnMark 2000 Workbench for Lotus Notes and OnMark 2000 for Networks.
Cybernet Software Systems announces the release of IntelliPrint 2.0. IntelliPrint is a WYSIWIG designer and printing solution which overcomes several Lotus Notes printing limitations. With IntelliPrint users can now press Action buttons to preview and print reports, formatted documents, mailers, calendars, envelopes, labels and more print accurately on preprinted stationery such as invoices, and IRS forms.
Here’s a review of Franklin’s RexPro electronic organizer from the Chicago Tribune. RexPro is compatible with contact manager software including Microsoft Outlook, ACT!, Lotus Organizer and SideKick.
Lotus Senior VP Eileen Rudden explains why "the future of software is Lotus."
CNET Builder.com Live! New Orleans 98, the third in a series of technical conferences dedicated to second-wave Internet technologies, products and applications, announced Andrew Beebe of the Springfield Project as a new keynote panelist. CNET also announced Samir Arora, CEO of NetObjects, Norm Meyerowitz, CEO of Macromedia and Bob Lisbonne, Sr. VP of Netscape on the keynote stage.
Ferris Research Inc. predicts Microsoft Corp.’s product will break away from Notes in the email messaging race. Ferris also predicts that in five years, Exchange will occupy almost half of corporate e-mail seats.
The Associated Press is reporting that America Online bought Netscape for $4.21 billion. According to the AP, Sun Microsystems has also been included in the deal. In a three-year deal, Sun Microsystems Inc. will distribute Netscape’s business-level server software, and AOL will use Sun’s Java programming technology — which lets programs run on a variety of types of computers — to offer AOL services on what the company called "next-generation Internet devices." More details will follow as they become available.
Internet Week reports that when Lotus SameTime server is used with Notes, SameTime can be integrated with the Domino directory, allowing users to see who is online and to send them an instant message and engage in chat sessions.