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Novell: Novell Signs on with U.S. Government Software Purchasing Program

Jul 08, 2004, 15:15 (1 Talkback[s])

"Novell has become the first networking infrastructure vendor to reach an agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration to participate in the SmartBUY program for government-wide software purchasing. SmartBUY is an initiative of the federal government to support effective enterprise level software management through the aggregate buying of commercial software government-wide in an effort to achieve bulk savings.

"As part of the agreement, Novell has created a series of special SmartBUY software offerings and service levels, including special product SmartBUY bundles for infrastructure, Linux servers and desktops, web services, and, soon, secure identity management. These bundles will provide federal customers flexibility on both deployment and pricing, as well as significantly easing the contract negotiation and licensing process for individual agencies..."

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