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fc.com: Augustin E-Mail Outlines Organizational Changes, Identifies Areas of Focus for VA Linux

Feb 21, 2001, 14:32 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Augustin)

"...In order to cut that much spending, we need to reduce headcount by 25%. We constantly hear that everyone is overworked and we are trying to do too much. The only way to reduce headcount and not be more overworked is to focus on what is important and drop what is not. At the same time we must improve customer focus and accountability."

"We have identified three strategic areas where we will focus, and cut investment in other areas. Those areas are Storage (NAS), SourceForge OnSite (SFOS), and Web server solutions. We will be increasing headcount in those three areas significantly, and cutting headcount in other areas as a result."

"We are also making some significant organizational changes to help us achieve success in those three areas. First, I am pleased to announce the promotion of Ali Jenab to President & COO. Ali will focus his attention on operational success within the company, while I will focus on strategic direction and customers. I have the utmost confidence in Ali's ability to manage the operations of the business. Reporting to Ali will be these people in each of the major functional areas..."

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