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ComputerWorld: Novell Casts NDS as Web Relationship Manager

Nov 22, 1999, 18:53 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Orenstein)

"Novell Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt last week implored users at Comdex to consider Novell Directory Services (NDS) as the basis for managing relationships on the Web. Indeed, some users are already beginning to think that way."

"Cable News Network (CNN) is rolling out NDS 8 on NetWare to deliver customized content and targeted advertising to millions of Web users, said Monty Mullig, vice president of Internet technology at the Atlanta-based broadcaster. ... Mullig said NDS will provide the high performance and scale CNN needs as it continues to grow from a projected 3 million users early next year to as many as 10 million by year's end. In its role as a data server, NDS's performance is crucial because the personalized content a user has requested must pop up about as quickly as generic content would."

"Schmidt also pledged to make NDS 8 available on Linux. Jamie Lewis, an analyst at The Burton Group in Midvale, Utah, said Novell is delivering on its claims that NDS is a platform-independent tool. "That's a big step for Novell," he said."

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