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: Really funny
by segedunum on Thu 22nd Jun 2006 18:20 UTC in reply to "Really funny"
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this is really funny. Hovsepian is such a shark, he's been manipulating people at all level for this purpose only.

It would be funny if only that Novell are flushing their whole business away. Hovsepian is a real shark, and has no core understanding of what's going on at all. Take Hovsepian's statement since becoming CEO:

"I want to assure you that Novell will remain focused on aggressively executing our Open Enterprise strategy. This is an enterprise that leverages a mixed source environment and takes advantage of open standards-based commercial software and the best the open source world has to offer. We have already made an excellent start. We're working with customers around the world that service multiple industries and institutions to ensure that our Open Enterprise strategy is customized to meet their needs."

All the same buzzwords and all this mixed source and standards-based rubbish. It could have been written by Messman. Hovsepian is a guy who hasn't been at Novell very long at all, other people have been passed over for him and he's still regurgitating what he's heard. What Kind of message does that send out to Novell's employees. I always think companies should recruit from within for a position like this, and if they can't, well, the whole company is screwed.

Edited 2006-06-22 18:23

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