Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 14:09 UTC, submitted by Flatline
Novell and Ximian Novell's board of directors on Thursday named Ron Hovsepian CEO and president to replace Jack Messman, and ousted the company's chief financial officer. In a conference call on Thursday, company executives said the changes were made to accelerate the growth at Novell, which has had disappointing financial results, particularly in its Linux business.
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RE: This is actually a good sign...
by grat on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 01:03 UTC in reply to "This is actually a good sign..."
grat
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2006-02-02

I almost agree. In 10 years, I have yet to see an effective marketing campaign by Novell. The best they've managed was when they took a strong anti-SCO stance, and gained instant Slashdot fame.

Up until that point, most people assumed they'd gone out of business years ago.

Novell knows they have some of the best directory services around, and some seriously good products to go with them. Unfortunately, outside the server room, that's a well kept secret, and management only sees Microsoft on the map.

At least with SLED 10, Novell is gaining some market visibility, even if it's for the wrong product.

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