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July 17, 2006 10:01 am





nick nikols Nick Nikols is taking the position of Vice President of Product Management over the Identity and Security Management business unit.

Before leaving Novell for Burton Group, Nick led the Novell engineering team that delivered Novell’s Identity Management and Provisioning offering (formerly known as DirXML). He was one of the principal inventors of Novell’s DirXML technology and he also invented Novell’s eDirectory Filtered Replication technology.

As a senior analyst with Burton Group’s Identity and Privacy Strategies service for the past 3 years, Nick is recognized as an industry expert in identity and security management. He has published many reports including: Preparing for Directory and Identity Management Deployments, Directory Market Landscape, Windows Server 2003 Active Directory, Identity Integration, Provisioning, Virtual Directory Services, Identity Governance, and Fine-grained Authorization.

Welcome back, Nick!

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  1. By:Mr. Anderson

    This is great news! I do have a Burton account and I was impressed by Nicks papers. I’ve always considered it a great loss for Novell that he left, and its a very good thing that he’s back. It would be nice to see the happy threesome (Nick, Perin, Shon) again at BrainShare 2007.

  2. […] In a pair of blog entries, the return of the father and the father, from last July, Volker Scheuber attributes to Nick Nikols, (current VP of PM for the ISM BU,former DirXML engineering manager, former Burton Group analyst) the title of “the father”. There is also a frequent poster on the IDM related support newgroups who posts under the alias “Father Ramon.” […]