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Novell has landed the biggest NDS for NT contract in the world from BT, with 50,000 licences for immediate deployment, and a further 40,000 licences by May next year. BT is a bit of a Novell shop. In May, Novell received its biggest contract outside the US when BT renewed its licence agreement to upgrade its NetWare installation, which was running on NetWare 4.11. BT is now in the middle of migrating its 360 NetWare servers with 70,000 users to NetWare 5. Chris McGarr, BT's infrastructure design manager, said that "Businesses struggle with the limited domain directory of Windows NT 4.0. NDS for NT brings all the benefits of NDS to the Windows NT server and alleviates the issues of managing domains and trusts. We are impressed by Novell's cross-platform directory strategy, which will enable BT to bring other platforms such as Solaris and HP-UX into the directory-enabled network." With customers like that, what else could Novell possibly say, apart from pointing out that NDS for NT can reduce administration and management costs by 40 per cent, with an additional 10 per cent if MS Exchange administration is consolidated. ®

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