Novell has created a testing facility allowing hardware and software partners to test their applications in typical configurations and have the results posted on a special Web site.
Called Solution City, the Web site (www.novell.com/partners/scity) features lists of Novell-tested applications for small to medium sized organisations. Among the application categories are accountancy, telephony and project management.
Partner applications are checked at a third party testing site in the US where they are run with commonly used hardware platforms and add-ons - such as fax gateways and back-up software - decided by the partner in conjunction with Novell. All configurations use Novell Intranetware.
Products from 3Com, Cheyenne, Compaq and US Robotics are among those available for testing platforms.
The Web site also includes instructions on how to build a particular solution, the components required and criteria against which the product has been tested.
Andy Baldin, director of Novell?s small business unit, said: ?Solution City will help partners save time and money and provide them with an opportunity to promote their products to a wider audience.?
Partners pay $700 for their products to be tested, after which they are awarded the Novell Yes badge. The Yes branding certifies third party hardware and software products that meet compatibility requirements for Novell products.
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