1) Caldera is changing its name to The SCO Group
2) Caldera is creating a new partner program called SCOx, with a new product: SCObiz
3) To create SCObiz, Caldera has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Vista.com
4) Caldera will be shipping new UNIX and Linux OS upgrades, and is instroducing SCO Update for UNIX OS products
5) Sean Wilson is the new Senior VP of Corporate Development
Caldera International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALD) today announced it will change its name to The SCO Group (SCO) upon shareholder approval. The new name draws upon the company's significant brand recognition in its SCO OpenServer and SCO UnixWare product lines. In addition, the renaming enables solution providers to use the strength of the SCO brand when selling Linux solutions, including SCO's Linux based product powered by UnitedLinux to be released later this year.
"The name change to SCO from Caldera builds on a strong market position which we will extend as we reinvent the SCO brand," said Darl McBride, president and CEO, SCO. "For more than two decades, the SCO name has been synonymous with reliability, stability and cost efficiency. Now, the coexistence and collaboration of UNIX and Linux systems from a single source offers our customers and channel partners a powerful choice of solutions, backed by a name that powers millions of servers around the world - SCO."
The SCO name change carries over to current Caldera branded solutions:
* Caldera OpenLinux becomes SCO Linux powered by UnitedLinux
* Caldera Open UNIX becomes SCO UnixWare
* The Caldera Partner Program becomes TeamSCO
* Caldera Global Services becomes SCO Global Services
SCO OpenServer will retain its name. In addition, it is anticipated that the company will adopt SCOX as the new trading symbol for its common stock. The company will provide a press release with respect to the effective date of this change.
For more information on SCO and its solutions, please visit www.sco.com.
The SCO Group (SCO), previously Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD), today announced a new partner program offering, SCOx. As part of TeamSCO, the new name for the Caldera Partner Program, SCOx adds a unique "buy-out" plan allowing Solution Providers the opportunity to sell their SCOx business back to SCO. The renamed partner program, TeamSCO, maintains the same memberships, benefits, offerings and services previously associated with the Caldera Partner Program, but now adds a new dimension with the SCOx program.
The SCOx program is designed to benefit Solution Providers by presenting a new revenue opportunity and providing access to additional solution offerings. Membership in the SCOx program allows Solution Providers to sell new high-margin, high-demand solutions targeted to the small-to-medium sized business market.
Through its Xtreme Rewards Option, SCOx provides SCO channel partners with a "buy-out" strategy for their SCOx business. The Xtreme Rewards Option gives members the option to sell their SCOx business back to SCO when, and if, they desire.
"We are firmly dedicated to providing our partners with powerful choices, both with technology and in business. The creation of TeamSCO and SCOx is a tangible example of that commitment," said Darl McBride, president and CEO of SCO. "SCOx enables Solution Providers to build a business and then, if they'd like, sell the business back to SCO and reap the rewards of their work. No other partnering program provides this kind of opportunity and no other company makes this kind of commitment."
The first of many solutions to be delivered through the SCOx program is SCObiz. SCObiz is a complete e-business solution for creating, hosting, maintaining, supporting and marketing Web sites. SCObiz enables SCO channel partners to quickly and easily set up and manage a complete commerce-focused Web presence for small-to-medium sized businesses, providing them with full e-commerce functionality and allowing them to grow and compete in a more connected economy.
SCObiz is the result of SCO's recently signed exclusive licensing agreement with Vista.com and is designed specifically for the Solution Provider. SCObiz enables a single point of management for configuration, measurement, and management of the customer's Web sites.
For more information about TeamSCO, SCOx or SCObiz, please visit www.sco.com/scox.
The SCO Group (SCO), previously Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD), today announced it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Vista.com. The agreement grants SCO exclusive rights to market and sell Vista.com's commerce Web site creation and hosting service to all technology channel partners worldwide. This service will be branded as SCObiz.
SCObiz, the first of many solutions to be delivered through the SCOx reseller program (a new TeamSCO partner program offering), is a complete e-business solution for creating, hosting, maintaining, supporting and marketing Web sites. SCObiz enables SCO channel partners to quickly and easily set up and manage a complete commerce-focused Web presence for small-to-medium sized businesses, providing them with full e-commerce functionality and allowing them to grow and compete in a more connected economy.
"Vista.com believes SCO is the perfect partner to deliver value-added Web services through its extensive worldwide channel," said John Wall, CEO, Vista.com. "The combination of superior technology and SCO's market presence makes SCObiz an exciting solution to both resellers and their customers."
"With Vista.com's Web commerce service currently in use by over 60,000 customers, including ADP, Pitney Bowes and CitiGroup, this agreement to create SCObiz is a tremendous opportunity for our channel partners," said Sean Wilson, senior VP of corporate development, SCO. "The great value of SCObiz is that it enables SCO Solution Providers to get their customers up and running with a complete Web presence, including a dynamic Web site with sales and marketing abilities. SCObiz is just one more example of SCO listening to our channel partners and developing solutions that enhance their business."
"Vista.com enables us to enrich our offerings to our clients," said Brad Smith, VP, general manager, ADP eBusiness Services. "We give them access to a world-class e-business solution that works seamlessly with our Internet applications. The business owner is the ultimate winner."
For more information about SCObiz or SCOx, please visit www.sco.com/scox.
The SCO Group (SCO), previously Caldera, International (Nasdaq: CALD), today announced plans to release new upgrades to the company's three flagship server operating system products over the next six months. The company, which services small-to-medium business and corporate branch office customers, began detailing plans at its annual GeoFORUM conference this week to introduce new versions of SCO OpenServer 5.0.7, SCO UnixWare 7.1.3 and SCO Linux 4.0.
"SCO is the leading provider of UNIX solutions on Intel hardware," said Darl McBride, president and CEO, SCO. "For nearly two decades, millions of SMB customers and thousands of the top retail, government and finance corporations around the world have come to depend on our solutions to keep their businesses running. These new releases ensure the reliability, scalability, and high availability that they've come to expect from SCO, will continue for many years to come."
SCO OpenServer 5.0.7 will provide new software updates to include the latest hardware drivers and USB support to offer easier connectivity to next generation peripheral devices. In addition, SCO OpenServer will provide updated development tools for easier integration with applications and an updated version of Merge 5.3 that allows customers to use Windows 98 and Windows Me client emulation with both SCO OpenServer and SCO UnixWare. SCO OpenServer is expected to be available the first quarter of 2003.
SCO UnixWare 7.1.3 (the successor release to Open UNIX 8.0) will provide updated USB support, improved networking performance as well as upgrades to hardware drivers. The product will also include new and updated network applications and development tools. SCO UnixWare 7.1.3 is expected to be available by December.
SCO is introducing a new update service for both SCO OpenServer and SCO UnixWare this week called SCO Update. This annual service allows customers to receive quarterly electronic delivery of software updates, new features, drivers, security virus alerts and other added benefits. SCO Update is expected to be available by December for SCO UnixWare 7.1.3 and during the first quarter of 2003 for SCO OpenServer 5.0.7.
SCO Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux, is a joint development effort from SCO, Conectiva, SuSE and Turbolinux. The UnitedLinux companies produced the first closed pre-release beta in early August and expect to have an open beta available in late September. UnitedLinux has received broad industry support from partners such as AMD, Computer Associates, HP, IBM, Intel, and many others. The first version of SCO Linux 4.0, powered by UnitedLinux, is expected to be available in November.
The SCO Group (SCO), previously Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD), today announced the appointment of Sean Wilson as the company's senior vice president of Corporate Development. Wilson brings to SCO over 10 years of experience in business development and product marketing in the technology industry.
As senior VP of Corporate Development, Wilson's responsibilities will include building strategic business relationships with industry partners, negotiating the mergers and acquisitions of companies and technologies, and the development of corporate business.
"SCO has a tremendous future, great leadership and an incredible number of assets which will provide it with excellent growth opportunities now and in the future. I look forward to helping establish SCO as a market leader in the Linux and UNIX industry," said Wilson.
Prior to his employment at SCO, Wilson served as vice president of Strategic Relations at IKON Office Solutions where he was a key executive responsible for building its systems integration division through the acquisition and integration of more than 30 solution providers. Additionally, he held full executive authority for developing and delivering strategic alliance programs with high technology software, hardware and distribution companies such as Compaq, HP, Citrix, Novell, TechData and others. His efforts saved the company millions of dollars annually in distribution costs and generated millions more in revenue and profit through the programs he created.
Before his service at IKON, Wilson was the senior manager of Business Development at Novell, Inc. While at Novell, Wilson was responsible for product marketing, partner relations and contract and royalty management.
"Sean brings a wealth of experience in developing growth strategies, programs and strategic relationships to SCO," said Darl McBride, president and CEO of SCO. "He has already demonstrated this in his work, playing a significant role in today's announcement of the new SCOx partner program."
The SCO Group, formerly called Caldera International (Nasdaq: CALD), provides "Powerful Choices" for businesses through its UNIX, Linux and Volution product lines and services. Based in Lindon, UT, SCO has representation in 82 countries and 16,000+ resellers worldwide. SCO Global Services provides reliable localized support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit www.sco.com.
Caldera, the Caldera logos, Caldera Volution, OpenLinux, SCO and the associated SCO logo, SCO OpenServer, TeamSCO, SCOx and SCObiz are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX and UnixWare, used under an exclusive license, are registered trademarks of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other brand or product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.
Forward Looking Statements
The statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The Company wishes to advise readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include the acceptance of the Company's new branding efforts; the ability of the Company to successfully roll out its new services and solutions to service providers in its existing channels; the acceptance of such offerings by existing service providers and others; the acceptance of new products and services by the ultimate customers; the ability of recently introduced and new products to operate as designed, including compatibility with various platforms and the absence of other defects; the Company's ability to compete effectively with other solutions providers; and the ability of the Company to achieve the brand recognition necessary to succeed. These and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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