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|February 25, 1998
Novell unveils ZENworks in IndiaNovell Inc has unveiled ZENworks (Zero Effort Networks), the first directory services-based desktop management software that reduces the cost of owning networked PCs and makes using networks easier.
"ZENworks is a major step toward the manageability and convenience people want from a network computer environment, without replacing their current PC and software investment,'' said Michael Simpson, director of
User productivity is often slowed when software applications are unavailable, printer or remote access is denied, or when technical assistance is delayed. NDS addresses these problems by creating a 'digital persona' or digital user profile that includes workstation and network policies, giving each user access to the tools and information it needs.
ZENworks further leverages the digital persona by allowing network users to roam from one PC to another while maintaining their familiar interface and always having the network resources they require readily available.
Preferences such as menu choices, desktop configuration and printer drivers are associated with each individual's unique user profile rather than with specific workstations.
Furthermore, network managers can easily distribute software as well as securely diagnose and solve all software problems without physically visiting each networked computer or disrupting users.
ZENworks is not only year 2000 compliant itself but is also a functional tool that can simplify the deployment of other vendors' year 2000 patches and updates.
- Compiled from the Indian media
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