Computer Business Review: Novell Appoints New President to Sort Out Problematic EMEA

“Waltham, Massachusetts-based Novell has appointed Thomas
Francese, who was previously vice president, software group, EMEA
at IBM, to try and grow its business in EMEA, which was
particularly weak for Novell in its second and third quarters.

“In early August Novell announced plans to restructure its EMEA
operations, cutting between 120 and 150 positions by the end of its
current financial year, which ends October 31, 2005. That followed
a revenue drop of 11% in EMEA in Novell’s second quarter, ended
April 31, 2005…”

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