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Computerworld: Novell's Users Rewarded for Staying the Course

Jun 23, 2006, 21:15 (4 Talkback[s])
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"If you're a Novell user, yesterday was a very good day for you. The company that has frustrated you for years with its inability to provide you with the air cover you need to justify your investment in its technology at long last secured the leadership to do just that. The tragedy is that it took so much longer than it should have.

"When Ron Hovsepian joined Novell in 2003 as president of the company's operations in North America, what he stepped into left him knee-deep in muck. The 17-year IBM veteran found himself sloshing around in the messes made by the management team from Cambridge Technology Partners following Novell's acquisition of that company in 2001. The biggest mess-maker of all was Jack Messman, the head of CTP who inexplicably assumed the CEO position at Novell..."

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