Novell announce a reorganisation
Novell has announced that they are reorganising the company into two business units from the current four. The reorganisation sees Novell's Identity and Security Management (ISM) unit, the Systems and Resource Management (SRM) unit and the Linux focussed Open Platform Solutions (OPS) unit merged into a single Security, Management and Operating Platforms unit. The new unit is to be headed up by ISM's current senior vice president, Jim Ebzery. The other business unit will be the Collaboration Solutions unit, headed up by Colleen O'Keefe.
The new business unit heads will report directly to CEO Ron Hovsepian who described the reorganisation as "designed to transform Novell into a more focused, integrated and agile global company". Novell is aligning itself as a vendor for what are called Intelligent Workload Management solutions; integrating systems and identity management to create a policy driven environment for handling physical, virtualised or cloud systems.