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Copenhagen Stock Exchange Chooses Novell to Accelerate Their Transformation to eBusiness

Novell, Inc. today announced that the Copenhagen Stock Exchange has chosen Novell's Net services software to simplify and accelerate the process of managing and distributing critical information about companies listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange to their customers.

NICE, France (BrainShare Europe 2000) | May 17, 2000

  • Novell's Net services software simplifies and accelerates the distribution of stock and bond information
  • eDirectory, GroupWise enable increased responsiveness to customers and lower communication costs
  • Net services software makes possible a dramatic increase in revenue

Novell, Inc. today announced that the Copenhagen Stock Exchange has chosen Novell's Net services software to simplify and accelerate the process of managing and distributing critical information about companies listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange to their customers. With the help of a consulting team from KCK A/S, a software company based in Copenhagen, the Copenhagen Stock Exchange is now using proven Novell technologies such as NDS eDirectory, BorderManager and GroupWise, as well as KCK's DocuWise*, in a Net environment to increase their responsiveness to customers, grow their business, increase revenue and dramatically lower their communication costs.

"An important source of revenue for the Copenhagen Stock Exchange comes from providing our customers with timely access to material information about companies listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange," said Thor Ringsborg Madsen, product developer for the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. "Since implementing Novell's Net services software, we have doubled the revenue that comes from the distribution of that critical information. By basing our eBusiness infrastructure on Novell products, we are able to serve more clients more efficiently than we ever have before."

The Solution

Every time a material change occurs within a company listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, that company has to inform the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, which in turn must classify and archive the information, and inform its clients. Prior to implementing Novell's Net services software and KCK's DocuWise, the Copenhagen Stock Exchange used hard-copy documents for its archives and fax distribution to communicate these changes to its clientele. Today, they use an integrated document management system, using GroupWise and DocuWise, which allows them to very quickly register, classify and archive critical information for future use. GroupWise then sends e-mail notification of the stock information to a small group of primary clients using a secure VPN connection provided by Novell's BorderManager. A few minutes later another e-mail is sent to a larger group of secondary Copenhagen Stock Exchange users. Finally, GroupWise WebPublisher posts the data to a secured Web site for the remaining Copenhagen Stock Exchange customers to view. Throughout the transaction, NDS eDirectory provides secure authentication and access management which is essential in dealing with sensitive company information.

"The solution we implemented at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange is an excellent example of the power of Novell's Net services software to solve real business needs," said Jesper Bergstedt, CEO of KCK A/S. "Simply put, we helped the Copenhagen Stock Exchange 'take down the walls' that separated them from their customers in order to provide better, more personalized service via the Net. Novell's strategy and product set were the perfect match to enable the Copenhagen Stock Exchange to realize this goal."

"To help make the vision of one Net a reality, Novell is committed to providing our customers with a Net infrastructure that delivers a wide range of services universally across all types of networks," said Steve Adams, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Novell. "The networking solution implemented at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange and the real, bottom-line benefits that solution brought about is a prime example of this commitment."

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), is a leading provider of Net services software that delivers services to secure and power all types of networks the Internet, intranets, and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public across leading operating systems. Novell's Net services software provides the foundation for one Net a single global network that supports new applications and forms of business. Net Services software gives IT organizations a way to adapt and accelerate their transformation to eBusiness, simplify the management and control of all networks, create a secure foundation for doing business on the Net, and help deliver a consistent and high-quality experience to end users in all locations. Worldwide channel, consulting, education and technical support programs, along with strategic alliances, combine Novell Net services software with third-party products and services to form complete Net solutions.

For information on Novell's complete range of products and services, contact Novell's Customer Response Center at (888) 321-4CRC (4272), or visit Novell's Web site at www.novell.com. Press may access Novell announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at www.novell.com/pressroom. In addition, detailed comparisons between Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on the Web at www.novell.com/advantage.

Novell, GroupWise and NDS are registered trademarks, and BorderManager and eDirectory are trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. *All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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