Novell Case Study: Medical College of Georgia
The Medical College of Georgia is the 13th-oldest continuously operating medical school and research center in the United States. To increase its Web marketing efforts, the Medical College of Georgia wanted to move to a reliable, yet cost-effective Web hosting platform. The college migrated to Novell Open Enterprise Server running SUSE Linux Enterprise for 90 percent less than the cost of an equivalent UNIX platform. The college uses Novell Identity Manager to synchronize 15,000 user profiles across dozens of systems, including Banner, PeopleSoft, Novell GroupWise and other department-specific applications. By automating user provisioning and deprovisioning, the college can manage user accounts significantly faster, while increasing security.