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Novell has stolen another march on Windows 2000 with the announcement of a series of joint initiatives in network management and administration with Tivoli Systems. When Windows 2000 ships it is intended to be Tivoli-ready, among other things, but the Novell-Tivoli deal seems to amount more to what you might call a firm alliance. Microsoft is incorporating management features in Windows 2000, and then intends to encourage management software providers, including Tivoli, to offer more complex and sophisticated features on top of these. Tivoli and Novell however are seizing the initiative by integrating Novell Directory Services with Tivoli Enterprise software, and by collaborating in pushing the Desktop Management Task Force's Common Information Model (CIM) and Managed Object Format (MOF). They have already demonstrated prototype integration of Novell's Z.E.N.works and Tivoli's Managed Software Distribution via DMTF standards. Crucially from Novell's point of view, the two intend to collaborate to produce "cross-platform enterprise management solutions based on NDS and Tivoli Enterprise software." So Tivoli is effectively supporting Novell's pitch that NDS should be used in the management of networks in general, rather than just NetWare ones. NetWare itself will be made Tivoli-ready, and the two will release ManageWise Provider for Tivoli Enterprise in Q1 1999. This will allow ManageWise and Tivoli Enterprise to share network alarms, topology and inventory data. ®

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