From: "Sam Sim"
To: Subject: RE: Press Release Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 12:58:02 -0800 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Ji Wang Joydesk.com (425) 673-1144 firstname.lastname@example.org Joydesk.com Web-Based Groupware Suite Offered for Cobalt Networks’ Server Appliances Leading Groupware Provider makes Joydesk 2.1 Available for the Cobalt Qubeä and Cobalt RaQä Server Appliances Seattle, Wash. – (TBA) – Joydesk.com today announced plans to release Joydesk 2.1, a Web-based groupware suite for the Cobalt Qube and RaQ server appliances. Joydesk 2. is an out-of-the-box Intranet groupware solution that includes a suite of integrated applications developed specifically to help small and medium-sized companies improve communication, collaboration and knowledge sharing. Joydesk 2.1 is an expandable solution offering Web-based email, calendaring, message board, and address book all on one interface. “Offering Joydesk 2.1 on Cobalt server appliances allows Cobalt customers to access expanded collaboration features,” said Mark Orr, vice president of business development, Cobalt Networks Inc. “Cobalt’s open, standards-based design and extensible architecture enables Joydesk to easily integrate, deploy, and support their Web-based solution.” Cobalt Qube and Cobalt RaQ server appliances are pre-configured with the Linux operating system and provide the core web publishing, email, and file transfer services, upon which developers and Internet Service Providers can build their solutions. The Market By releasing Joydesk Workgroup Collaboration Server for Cobalt, Joydesk’s anticipations are to penetrate two primary markets. Joydesk ISP Edition for Cobalt RaQ2 will enable ISP’s to offer unique value-added services to their subscribers, by offering them a tool to integrate web-based email, calendaring and message board features. One major plus factor is the fact that Joydesk can act as a web-based shell that will interface with the pre-installed POP mail found in RaQ2 and Qube2’s. The same holds true for small to medium size businesses (SME), small office/home office (SOHO), schools, and any working team. Joydesk Enterprise Edition for Cobalt Qube2 enables these working groups to enable an instant Intranet solution, with their working Qube. For users within the Intranet, Joydesk allows smooth integration of workgroup features such as calendar sharing, delegating tasks, reserving resources, schedule sharing, workflow and file sharing. For either capacity, Joydesk installs in less than 20 minutes and is all accessed via an Internet connection and favorite browser. “Making Joydesk 2.1 available for Cobalt server appliances enables Joydesk to extend its reach to Internet and Application Service Providers, allowing them to integrate and offer new services to their customers,” said Sam Sim, vice president, Joydesk.com. “Deploying to Cobalt server appliances will allow Joydesk to gain mindshare in the ISP/ASP and SOHO/SME market.” International Joydesk is also available in multiple languages. Currently, Japanese, Korean, Spanish is available and a German version is coming soon. Hence, immediate plans are in place to release these languages available for Cobalt RaQ’s and Qubes as well. With the phenomenal growth of the Internet and small to medium size businesses domestically, the International arena has followed suit. Hence, by releasing multiple languages for Joydesk Cobalt Edition in their respective areas of influence, International Cobalt customers will now have the option to integrate Joydesk in their respective languages. A Winning Combination Now with Cobalt specific products, Joydesk.com can increase its existing product line and offer ultimately, the end user with more choice for their workgroup collaboration needs. For ISP’s and ASP’s, Joydesk ISP Edition for Cobalt enables a unique value-added service. Joydesk Enterprise Edition for Cobalt enables the SOHO, and SME to install a fast, easy to use and cost effective Intranet solution. Joydesk for Cobalt specific products will essentially allow for the further distribution and reach of workgroup collaboration to extend beyond the standard operating system environment. Joydesk for Cobalt has basically made workgroup collaboration simple, fast, cost effective and virtually done away with customer maintenance, since there is no client side software required. Contact Information VirtualTek Corporation Alderwood Business Campus 19109 36th Ave. W. Suite 206 Lynnwood, WA 98036 Press email@example.com Investor Relations firstname.lastname@example.org Sales email@example.com Technical Support firstname.lastname@example.org Resell email@example.com Cobalt Networks, Cobalt Qube and Cobalt RaQ are trademarks of Cobalt Networks, Inc. All other product names are trademarks of their respective owners.