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Computer Sciences Corporation Joins Novell's Consultant& Systems Integrator Alliance Program

Novell eDirectory to be used in CSC's Global Web Hosting Offering

PROVO, Utah | August 14, 2000

Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software, today announced that Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) has joined Novell's Consultant& Systems Integrator (CSI) Alliance program. CSC, a leader in Web hosting services, uses Novell NDS eDirectory technology to provide corporations with a global Web presence supported with industry-leading security, scalability and management. The affiliation with CSC extends the reach of Novell's eDirectory as a foundation for Web hosting to new global markets.

According to Yankee Group, the overall market for hosting will experience an annual growth rate of 80 to 150 percent in the next several years, with hosting revenue expected to top $14 billion in three years in the U.S. alone.

CSC's Global Web Hosting service, announced earlier this year, is designed for corporations that need fully-managed, highly secure and scalable global hosting services to run their business. The Novell/CSC alliance in global Web hosting helps companies simplify the complexity of moving to a one Net environment, while driving new eBusiness revenue opportunities.

According to Jo McCausland, director of CSI Alliances at Novell, the value of collaborating with a company like CSC lies in providing new solutions to today's business problems. "The biggest challenge for companies moving to eBusiness is the complexity of the emerging one Net world, where the walls between the enterprise and the Internet are falling. Something as simple as knowing who you are dealing with on the other end of a transaction becomes a major challenge. The way to win in the marketplace today is by combining the best technology with the best expertise in systems integration and implementation. That's why we are teaming with CSC."

"CSC chose Novell's eDirectory because it is a complete offering that addresses the global operational and eBusiness needs of our customers," said Marie Baker, CSC's director of global web hosting strategy. "Novell offers a flexible and adaptable solution supporting a variety of B2B and B2C customer requirements, while allowing centralized security and management of assets, applications and users, a tremendous need for corporations moving to eBusiness. Novell's Net services software aligns very well with the service-based model of CSC's Web hosting offering. Together, we can efficiently deliver technical and eBusiness services to our customers while providing the operational economies of scale and reliability for which NDS eDirectory is well-known."

Novell CSI Alliance Program

Novell's CSI Alliance program creates strategic global alliances with industry leaders in management consulting, ERP implementation, and systems management. Novell and its partners work together to develop and deliver comprehensive solutions that address the problems companies face as intranets, extranets, and the Internet merge into one Net. These partnerships provide a combination of business integration expertise and technology that helps companies gain control over the complexity of eBusiness.

Novell will continue to partner with major Net companies to drive new eBusiness solutions. As a key component in Net infrastructure, NDS eDirectory helps businesses save time and money by centrally managing every user, computer platform, application and device, whether on the corporate network or the Internet. NDS eDirectory manages and leverages digital profiles and user identity, making the Net more personal for users and more profitable for businesses.

About Novell

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), is the 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. 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 Press may access Novell announcements and company information on the World Wide Web at In addition, detailed comparisons between Novell products and competitive offerings from other vendors are available on the Web at

About CSC

Computer Sciences Corporation, one of the world's leading consulting and information technology (IT) services firms, helps clients in industry and government achieve strategic and operational objectives through the use of technology. Having guided clients through every major wave of change in IT for more than 40 years, CSC today is well positioned to develop and apply IT strategies and technologies, particularly in the eBusiness area, based on its full range of capabilities in management and IT consulting; systems design and integration; applications software; Web and application hosting; and IT and business process outsourcing. Since its formation in 1959, CSC has been known for its flexibility and customer-centric culture. Through numerous agreements with hardware and software firms, the company develops and manages solutions specifically tailored to each client's needs. With more than 60,000 employees in locations worldwide, CSC had revenues of US$9.6 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2000. It is headquartered in El Segundo, California. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

Novell and NDS are registered trademarks and eDirectory is a trademark 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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Novell, Inc.
Telephone: 408-967-6371

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