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Real-world eBusiness implementations show cross-platform success of Novell Net services software

Customers Take Center Stage at Novell Technology Conference

SALT LAKE CITY (BrainShare) | March 20, 2001

  • Freddie Mac, 20th Century Fox, Campbell Soup Company, Odwalla, VeriFone, Micro General, and Twinings tap Novell as they transition to eBusiness
  • Novell Consulting and partner products/services a key part of business solutions

Today at its BrainShare® 2001 customer conference, Novell, Inc. showcased a number of industry-leading customers that are using Novell's Net services software to harness the power of a cross-platform, unified eBusiness network. Senior managers from Freddie Mac, 20th Century Fox, Campbell Soup Company, Odwalla, VeriFone and Twinings talked about the business challenges they faced and how Novell® Net services software, used in conjunction with the software and services of Novell partners, delivers complete eBusiness solutions. While many software companies talk about tying together the diverse platforms present in corporations, Novell is the only one actually delivering these solutions, solving customer problems today.

"Novell is dedicated to a solutions-oriented Net services strategy because it's what customers tell us they need," said Darin Richins, vice president of corporate marketing for Novell. "Our software is a vital ingredient in solving real world problems customers face. The customers announcing with us today are superb examples of how Novell Net services software blends with the products and services of our partners to result in Net-ready, eBusiness solutions."

In separate news releases, Novell announced customer successes that underscore the company's forward momentum with Fortune 200 companies, including:

  • Freddie Mac: The United States' second largest mortgage investor, financing one out of six homes, Freddie Mac deployed Novell NDS® eDirectory and DirXML software to streamline employee management. The company wanted to leverage its existing technology to implement a solution that could link together different database systems to serve more than 5,000 employees spread throughout 15 locations. Working with Novell Consulting, Freddie Mac implemented an employee provisioning solution - giving employees instant, secure access regardless of location.
  • Odwalla: The nation's leading premium beverage company is using an array of Novell Net services software, including NetWare® 5.1, ZENworks® and BorderManager®, to drive secure network efficiency across 550 PCs and 11 servers in 30 cities. When Odwalla acquired Fresh Samantha, they worked with Novell partner Dynamic Networking Solutions to migrate Fresh Samantha from NT and Exchange to NetWare and GroupWise® in the space of one week.
  • VeriFone: This division of Hewlett-Packard Company and the leading global provider of secure electronic payment solutions for financial institutions, merchants and consumers announced a multi-national upgrade to Novell NetWare 5.1. The upgrade, which involved VeriFone offices in 16 cities around the world, was completed remotely from a beach house in Hawaii - showcasing the simplicity and security of Novell's Net services software. Novell Consulting helped complete the upgrade and also assisted with VeriFone's deployment of Novell ZENworks for Desktops management software, improving across-the-board network reliability and reducing administrative costs.
  • Micro General Corporation: The leading provider of production and workflow software systems to the title and real estate industry tapped Novell Consulting to deploy Net services software to simplify, secure and accelerate their eBusiness activities on the Net. Leveraging the power of eDirectory and iChain software, Micro General is able to benefit from more secure access to network resources, data and information, improving business processes and helping to centralize their data sharing processes to serve their worldwide users.

    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

    Novell, NetWare, BorderManager, GroupWise, NDS and ZENworks are registered trademarks, BrainShare is a registered service mark, and eDirectory, DirXML and iChain 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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