Novell BrainShare Focuses on Linux
Novell is celebrating its 20th annual BrainShare conference next week, March 21 to 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference will feature a heavy focus on Linux. This will be the first BrainShare conference since Novell began its aggressive Linux strategy.
Jack Messman, chairman and CEO of Novell, said that Linux is about giving customers choice, and added that Novell’s Linux moves are driving a high level of interest from customers and partners in this year’s BrainShare conference.
More than 6,000 are expected to attend the conference to hear about Novell’s strategic direction and get hands-on with Novell’s and its partners’ technologies. Top technology firms like IBM, HP, Dell, Computer Associates and AMD are sponsoring the event, which will feature more than 300 technical, developer and business sessions focusing on Linux, advanced networking services, identity management, Web services and resource management solutions.
Messman will kick off the event on Monday, March 22, with a keynote detailing Novell’s strategy, highlighting its initiatives around identity management, resource management, Web services and open source. He will discuss advances in Linux management for the enterprise as well as Novell’s plans for Linux on the server and on the desktop. In fact, connectivity for show participants will be completely powered by Linux for the first time. This will include more than 300 desktop clients around the venue.
Of interest to certified professionals, Novell BrainShare will feature a Certification Lounge. Here, Certified Novell Associates (CNAs), Certified Novell Engineers (CNEs), Master CNEs, Novell Certified Directory Engineers (CDEs), Certified Novell Instructors (CNIs) and Novell Certified Linux Engineers (CLEs) can pick up certification ribbons, receive personalized certification cards, talk with program managers and instructional designers or simply relax with a treat in front of a private computer. And the Novell Learning Zone will offer training courses to help candidates earn the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Level 1 certification or the Novell CLE.
For more information on BrainShare, see http://www.novell.com/brainshare.