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Novell CEO Keynotes Interop New York

WALTHAM, Mass. | September 8, 2008

Novell today announced Ron Hovsepian, president and CEO, will deliver a keynote at Interop New York on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m, at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The Interop New York conference is focused on providing comprehensive thought-leadership on key IT topics and the future of business technology. In line with those themes, the keynote, "Making IT Work As One," will outline Novell's solutions strategy, with a focus on delivering customer value by reducing cost, complexity and risk in today's mixed IT environments.

Novell offers integrated identity and security solutions, physical and virtual systems management, individual and team collaboration tools, and a desktop-to-data center platform with built-in virtualization. Our technical prowess and applied technology give customers the IT flexibility and agility they need to exceed their organizational objectives. Together with our partner ecosystem and the unique combination of the best-engineered and most interoperable Linux* and IT management software, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments allowing technology and people to work as one.

Novell will also be on the show floor at booth 439. Through demonstrations and presentations, attendees will learn about Novell's infrastructure software solutions and how organizations can improve business agility and productivity with systems and resource management and enterprise 2.0 collaboration solutions. Demonstrations will include:

  • Novell® ZENworks® Configuration Management, which automates and manages the entire desktop lifecycle from imaging to retirement as well as security and asset management.
  • Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management, which protects corporate endpoints with a policy based approach to security.
  • Novell ZENworks Orchestrator and PlateSpin® solutions, which automate IT management and business processes in an agile data center for next-generation infrastructure management.
  • Novell Teaming + Conferencing and Novell GroupWise®, which provide enterprise-class social networking, team collaborative tools, e-mail and calendaring. Together, these form the powerful core of a unified communications and collaboration solution.

Specific endpoint security, data center automation and collaboration topics will be addressed by Novell product experts during the event. From managing virtualization in the data center and gaining control of an organization's endpoints to systems management and enterprise collaboration, the Interop New York breakout sessions will give attendees an opportunity to learn more about the critical IT management and productivity issues they face today and the tools and solutions that can help them succeed.

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About Novell

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers the best engineered, most interoperable Linux platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management software that helps customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and risk. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit

Novell, GroupWise, PlateSpin and ZENworks are registered 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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Novell, Inc.
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