Marvin Huffaker: Internationally Recognized GroupWise Expert2024-01-19T00:49:36-05:00

You can Trust Marvin Huffaker with your Critical GroupWise Systems.

Marvin Huffaker is one the most experienced GroupWise experts in the world, providing independent consulting services to business customers globally. When it comes to GroupWise, there aren't many people that have made a career supporting it almost exclusively. Marvin has been working with GroupWise for nearly 25 years, has been through extensive training, has lectured about GroupWise migration strategies, and has been heavily involved with the GroupWise Beta Team for many of the recent GroupWise releases. When you work with Marvin Huffaker, you're working with one of the best in the industry!

Marvin works with all types of businesses:  Government Agencies, Municipalities, Schools, Law Firms, Real Estate, Insurance Agencies, Manufacturing Companies, Banks and Credit Unions, and More!

Company Philosophies

Marvin believes in building personal relationships with customers, and the goal is to provide fantastic customer support on all projects large and small.
Marvin performs all work himself; nothing is outsourced. So you can be confident in the work completed. He will not take on any work that he is not fully qualified to perform.
You don't have time to sit around waiting for things to happen. Marvin knows that maintenance windows don't happen during normal business hours. This often means working late nights and weekends to minimize customer impact. Whatever it takes.
Technical people are notorious for passing the buck. While some consultants might walk away when something doesn't go as planned, Marvin sticks with it until the job is done. Marvin takes full ownership and responsibility for technical problems, projects, or other tasks and takes care of it.
Marvin tries to occasionally step outside of the office and get some fresh air, food, water and other basic life essentials. But you can count on him to come back and finish the job.

GroupWise services and support for any office environment Full Service GroupWise Consulting Helping achieve critical up-time, reliability, and performance. Full Service GroupWise Consulting Helping manufacturing firms stay on top of customer orders Full Service GroupWise Consulting Ensuring Law Firms don't lose critical case documents Full Service GroupWise Consulting Ensuring reliable and efficient email between agencies Full Service GroupWise Consulting Marvin supports Hosted Data Centers or On-Premise Systems Full Service GroupWise Consulting Supports email between students, faculty, and parents Full Service GroupWise Consulting

Full Service GroupWise Consulting

Marvin Huffaker provides a full range of GroupWise consulting services to customers around the world.

Now Providing GroupWise 24.1 Services and Support

Marvin supports all versions of GroupWise:  GroupWise 24.1, GroupWise 23.4, GroupWise 18.x, GroupWise 14.x, GroupWise 2012, GroupWise 8, GroupWise 7, and older.

Marvin is experienced and ready to help with your GroupWise 24.1 upgrade. Here are some projects Marvin can help you with:

    • In-Place GroupWise 24.1 Upgrades
    • Migrate and upgrade GroupWise to a new SLES 15 server
    • Upgrade the GroupWise server to SLES15 or OES 2023
    • Upgrade and migrate Messenger 2.x/3.x to GroupWise 23.4 Messenger
    • Upgrade to GroupWise 24.1 Mobility Services or migrate Mobility Services to SLES 15
    • GroupWise MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication)
    • Migrate GroupWise from Linux to Windows (or vice versa)
    • Physical to Virtual GroupWise Migrations on VMware or Hyper-V
    • Upgrade Windows or Migrate GroupWise to new Windows Server
    • Any GroupWise version (Including v24.1) services, support, troubleshooting, optimization, security, and best practice standardization.

GroupWise is a high performance, state of the art Email Platform supporting the latest SUSE Linux, Novell OES, and Microsoft Windows Server Platforms.

Marvin Huffaker is one of the most qualified GroupWise consultants in the world, supporting GroupWise for customers every single day.

GroupWise Highlights

GroupWise was originally developed by Novell | Attachmate purchased Novell in 2011 | Micro Focus purchased Attachmate in 2014 | Open Text purchased Micro Focus in 2023
Novell GroupWise is now Open Text GroupWise

Open Text GroupWise is an enterprise-level collaboration software used for corporate email, calendaring, personal information management, instant messaging, and mobile messaging. GroupWise 24.1 is the latest version, released on Jan 17, 2024, and continues to innovate and add new functions and usability features while keeping its reputation as one of the most secure, stable, and high-performance email platforms for corporate use.

  • Standalone or Full Directory Integration. GroupWise users and other objects can be managed independently or integrated with Microsoft Active Directory or Micro Focus eDirectory.

  • Web Based Administration. Simple web based administration with no dependency on any other management tools.

  • Stability. GroupWise is a stable, high performance email and collaboration system.

  • Scalable. Scalable to thousands of users with low administration and support overhead

  • Security. Reputation for being one of the most secure and reliable systems on the market.

  • Cross-Platform. Cross-platform architecture, giving you the choice of running GroupWise on a Linux or Windows back-end. Fully supports OES 2023, SLES 12, SLES 15, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2016, and Windows Server 2022.

  • Licensing. GroupWise has a Low cost of ownership and a simple licensing model

  • Multiple Clients. Features a rich Web based interface and a full Windows based client to fit your environment and needs.

  • Smart Phones. Full integration and support for iPhones, Android, tablets, and other mobile devices.

  • Multiple Calendars. Utilize Multiple Calendars for total control and customization.

  • Productivity. Better user productivity with shared calendaring, shared folders, advanced contact management, and distribution lists.

  • Instant Messaging. Provides integrated management of GroupWise Messenger for quick communication with peers.

Featured Offerings

GroupWise Annual Support Package

Prepaid Block Hours (Retainer)

An all inclusive GroupWise service offering that gives you unprecedented service and support for a fixed annual free. Plus, no overages and no surprise billing.  Check out the brochure for full details of this offering.

50 Hours Prepaid VIP Support. Hours are available for any service including installations, upgrades, migrations, emergency support, and other services. Includes 24x7x365 critical outage support.

Small Business Pricing: $5,600 annually (Single post office system with up to 50 users)

Larger & Custom Pricing: For larger organizations with multiple PO’s and more than 50 users, packages start at $8,400 annually. Contact Marvin Huffaker for a customized quote tailored to your business and needs.

Starting Price: $9,187 for a 50 hour prepaid block. Buy Online Now.

Check out the "Hire Marvin / Purchase" page for all service offerings.

Story Time with Mittens

Mittens Whiskerfuzz is a beloved cat who works as a Computer Technician at the Bigger Cheese Mouse Trap Company. He loves his job and enjoys learning new things about technology, especially when it comes to the GroupWise email system the company uses. Mittens is known for his love of coffee, funny memes, and playing pranks on his friends and colleagues. He is a loyal and hardworking team player who always goes the extra mile to make sure everything is running smoothly. When he's not at work, Mittens enjoys curling up with a good book or taking long naps in the sun. Follow the Adventures of Mittens as he navigates the workforce and uses GroupWise to solve his day-to-day challenges.

A Different Approach to Service!

A Personal Touch

Marvin works personally with each and every customer, and believes strong relationships are the key to successful business engagements. He works with both large corporations and small office environments. His customers are mostly private sector companies in the financial, legal, insurance, and manufacturing industries, throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and scattered around the world. Marvin has many loyal customers, some of which have been customers for over 15 years.

Personal Committment

I take great pride in ensuring the quality and performance of all projects and services provided. It’s my personal commitment that your project will be completed with only the highest level of skill and professionalism. If you’d like to spend a little time discussing your specific projects, strategies, or needs, pick up the phone and give me a call, or just fill out the form on the Hire Marvin page. -- Marvin

Expertise You Can Trust

When it comes to GroupWise, there aren't many people that have made a career supporting it almost exclusively. Marvin has been working with GroupWise for over 15 years, has been through extensive training, has lectured about GroupWise migration strategies, and has been heavily involved with the GroupWise Beta Team for many of the recent GroupWise releases. When you work with Marvin Huffaker, you're working with one of the best in the industry!

High Level Perspective

Marvin's core expertise is with MicroFocus GroupWise. He has worked with so many different GroupWise systems, there's not much you could do to surprise him. He has an intimate understanding of the architecture and knows how to setup and configure your system for optimal stability and performance.  He works with it every day to support customers, deliver email, and keep customers communicating with each other and their business contacts.

Above and Beyond

Over the years, Marvin has been called upon to resolve catastrophic system failures, accidental deletions, data corruption, and other network disasters. He has used that experience to help shape customer environments into highly-optimized, reliable systems that provide a proactive buffer between their mission critical business and devastating downtime. He does this using best practices from the industry and those he has developed on his own.

It's Going to Be Okay

Are you feeling anxiety about replacing dated equipment? Frustrated with growing storage and new hardware costs? Have you been lucky enough to avoid a catastrophic failure? Marvin can help. He will listen to your needs and then provide practical solutions to make your network secure and perform the way it should. He will help you develop a disaster recovery plan before anything happens, saving you money and downtime.

Meet Marvin Huffaker