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Novell gets new identity-software leader

Server software maker quietly names new executive to lead its identity-software division.

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Server software maker Novell quietly named a new executive to lead its identity-software division, the company confirmed this week. David Litwack retired in October, and Novell promoted Kent Erickson to lead the division, spokesman Bruce Lowry said.

In November, Novell announced a major layoff and reorganization to improve its financial fortunes.