Novell, Inc. announced immediate availability of DirXML, new integration software that makes possible new business solutions to accelerate a company’s transformation to eBusiness. DirXML extends the capabilities of NDS eDirectory, allowing companies to fully integrate business processes and existing applications across the enterprise. By combining directory technologies with XML, DirXML powers secure cross-platform and cross-network information exchange. Through its ability to deliver centralized control over a company’s eBusiness processes, DirXML reduces network management costs and drives new opportunities to elevate relationships with clients and customers over the unified global network — one Net. Novell is offering a complete developer program on-line to train consultants and developers in the practice of developing drivers for DirXML. This training can be found at http://developer.novell.com/education. Additionally, Novell is creating a comprehensive training and certification program that will be designed to ensure the correct deployment of DirXML-based solutions through qualified channel partners. Novell plans to make this available in the fall. DirXML is platform independent and only requires eDirectory, Novell’s cross-platform directory service. It is available immediately through Novell Consulting Services and consulting partners. Novell plans to make DirXML available through Value Added Resellers in the near future. Pricing for DirXML includes the cost of eDirectory, which is $2 USD per user, and is structured based on individual customer requirements. More formal pricing will be announced at a later date. Novell Consulting Services is available to help customers design and implement eBusiness solutions based on DirXML and eDirectory. www.novell.com

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