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Folio Corporation and Novell to Provide Professional Electronic Publishing Tools

Magazine article Information Today

Folio Corporation and Novell to Provide Professional Electronic Publishing Tools

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Folio Corporation and Novell, Inc. are teaming up to provide state-of-the-art electronic publishing tools to professional publishers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and telecommunications companies. These software tools will enable commercial distribution of high-value content over networks incorporating Novell's NetWare Connect Services (NCS) technology and the Internet.

Folio and Novell have agreed to work together to integrate Folio products with key Novell technologies such as NetWare Directory Services (NDS), enabling business and professional organizations to seamlessly post information over the Internet and NCS networks through an electronic "yellow pages" service. Users will be able to search and browse the yellow pages to identify and easily access available business and professional information resources.

"NCS is our program to help create a `Business Internet,' and is explicitly targeted at professional knowledge workers," according to Steve Markman, executive vice president and general manager of Novell's Information Access and Management Group. "Folio has both the technical and market leadership necessary to enable the commercial delivery of rich business and professional content needed by these users."

Tracy Scott, president of Folio Corporation, said, "Our publishers are eager to take advantage of a secure business Internet where they can confidently market their proprietary business and professional content. NetWare Connect Services is that opportunity. NCS should broaden our publishers' reach and market penetration."

Folio's Infobase publishing platform is becoming a standard for professional and business content providers in the legal, accounting, tax, medical, pharmaceutical, and insurance industries. The tools and network channels being developed by Folio for NCS and the Internet will provide a clear migration path for content providers who have committed to the Folio Infobase standard. …

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