Novell Appoints Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Leading Technologist to Be Responsible for Technology Vision and Product


Nov 22, 2005, 00:00 ET from Novell, Inc.

    WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novell, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   NOVL) today announced that Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe has been appointed
 executive vice president and chief technology officer for Novell. Dr. Jaffe,
 51, brings unparalleled technology and business experience from over 25 years
 at IBM and Lucent Technologies. He will be responsible for Novell's technology
 direction, as well as leading Novell's product business units. He will report
 to Ron Hovsepian, president and chief operating officer, Novell.
     After receiving a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT in 1979, Dr. Jaffe
 joined IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center. During his tenure at IBM, he
 held a wide variety of technical and management positions, including vice
 president, Systems and Software Research, corporate vice president of
 technology, and general manager of IBM's SecureWay business unit, where he was
 responsible for IBM's security, directory, and networking software business.
     In the past five years, Dr. Jaffe broadened his technology leadership at
 Lucent Technologies. As president of Bell Labs Research and Advanced
 Technologies, he established new facilities in Ireland and India, and served
 as chairman of the board of the New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium.
 Dr. Jaffe has lectured on the importance of open source for the
 telecommunications industry at the MIT LIDS Symposium, the Rutgers CAIP
 conference, and Bangalore's Indian Institute of Science.
     Dr. Jaffe has advised the United States government on multiple policy
 imperatives related to technology. In 1997 he was appointed by President Bill
 Clinton to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Presidential Commission for
 Critical Infrastructure Protection. He has also chaired the Chief Technology
 Officer group of the Computer Systems Policy Project, and has served on the
 National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. He
 is a fellow of ACM and the IEEE.
     "Novell is well positioned to be the leader in open source and open
 standards-based technologies," said Jaffe. "With Novell's considerable
 technical assets, people, and relationships in the industry, we will work to
 make the Open Enterprise a reality for organizations around the globe,
 delivering higher productivity, lower costs and a new way of serving the needs
 of business."
     "Dr. Jaffe is an accomplished technologist, business leader, and a strong
 voice for the value of open source," said Ron Hovsepian, president and chief
 operating officer for Novell. "His superior intellect and business acumen will
 increase the strength of our management team and serve our customers and
 shareholders well. I am very pleased to welcome him to Novell."
     About Novell
     Novell, Inc. delivers Software for the Open Enterprise(TM). With more than
 50,000 customers in 43 countries, Novell helps customers manage, simplify,
 secure and integrate their technology environments by leveraging best-of-
 breed, open standards-based software. With over 20 years of experience, more
 than 5,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world,
 Novell helps customers gain control over their IT operating environment while
 reducing cost. More information about Novell can be found at .
     NOTE:  Novell is a registered trademark, and SUSE and Software for the
 Open Enterprise are trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other
 countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other
 third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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