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Public Trust Revamps IT Infrastructure With Novell

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Public Trust Revamps IT Infrastructure With Novell Enterprise Solutions

Auckland, 18 April 2007 –Public Trust, New Zealand’s largest and oldest trustee organisation has chosen Novell to revamp the organisation’s outdated legacy computer systems in order to support future technologies.

Novell Open Enterprise Server, Novell ZENworks Suite, Novell Identity Manager and Novell eDirectory will provide Public Trust with an open, scalable Linux platform that will centrally manage the organisation’s heterogeneous environment, diminish its business risk and reduce costs. Remote and online access is now available to employees and customers.

“Across our offices, we were unable to manage and maintain our many technologies that were reaching their end-of-life. Having decided on a future with Linux, we reviewed alternative platforms, and Novell’s products clearly stood out,” said Craig Green, Head of Information Services, Public Trust. “Overall, compared to competing products, Novell’s product was one step above.”

Novell Open Enterprise Server includes SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, an award-winning open-source server for delivering business-level applications. While it serves the core file-and-print functionality for the organisation’s 500 machines nationwide, the Novell Open Enterprise Server also gave Public Trust an open platform that supports other vendor applications such as Microsoft Windows XP on the desktop. Novell ZENWorks Desktop Management helped automate application deployment and better manage and maintain the IT resources spread throughout the country. Novell Identity Manager simplifies user provisioning and password management by synchronising user identity information across the organisation’s systems, with a single sign-on. Public Trust is planning to expand the use of single sign-on over the next 18 months.

Matthew Christie, Area General Manager, Novell Australia, said, “The transformation for Public Trust is part of the organisation’s decision to commit to a future with Linux and ensure lasting business continuity from its new IT infrastructure. We are confident that Novell’s solutions will address Public Trust’s need for a common operating system that improves development, support and maintenance demands on the IT team, as well as ensuring better planning for disaster recovery.”

“Novell has helped us lay the groundwork for the future. With Novell’s solutions, our in-house knowledge and skills are no longer spread thinly, and we have a better view of our infrastructure. It is easier and more cost effective to manage,” concluded Green.

For more information on Novell’s products and solutions, visit http://www.novell.com/solutions. For more on how customers around the globe are leveraging Novell solutions, visit http://www.novell.com/success.

About Novell
Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers infrastructure software for the Open Enterprise. Novell is a leader in enterprise-wide operating systems based on Linux and open source and provides the enterprise management services required to operate mixed IT environments. Novell helps customers minimize cost, complexity and risk, allowing them to focus on innovation and growth. For more information, visit www.novell.com.

Novell, ZENWorks and SUSE are registered trademarks, eDirectory and Novell Identity Manager are trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. *Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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