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ComputerWorld: DigitalMe technology clear -- but not its future

Oct 07, 1999, 16:13 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Orenstein)

"Novell Inc.'s DigitalMe initiative announced yesterday in New York...has a solid technical foundation in Novell Directory Services (NDS) and expansive potential, analysts said, but widespread adoption by consumers and e-commerce sites is far from a sure thing..."

"While Novell's stated hope is to sell NDS and the DigitalMe development tool kit to e-commerce sites and Internet service providers, it will release the source code of the system's interfaces so that DigitalMe can be viewed as an open standard. Although opening up source code will enable other directory providers eventually to offer similar services and cut into NDS's sales, Novell is more likely to sell DigitalMe as a concept if it's open, Fenik said..."

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