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Novell in the business media

blowry

February 6, 2008 10:01 am

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In case you missed them, there were a couple of online stories this week in leading business publications based on interviews with our CEO, Ron Hovsepian. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal’s Ben Worthen posted this blog. Yesterday, BusinessWeek put up this piece. Novell’s business story is gaining visibility.

Year of progress for ODF

blowry

January 3, 2008 1:46 pm

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The ODF Alliance, which promotes the use of OpenDocument Format in governments, has just published its annual report for 2007. You can read the press release, which highlights some of the key developments of the year, here. The annual report itself is here. There’s no question that there is growing momentum behind the idea of …

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2007 in review

blowry

December 31, 2007 11:57 am

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I was looking for inspiration for a “year in review” blog post, but Jeff Jaffe, our CTO, just posted a great overview of the progress we’ve made in the last year in implementing our strategy around enterprise-wide Linux and enterprise management services. So, I’ll cop out and point to Jeff for a good synopsis of …

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More progress for ODF

blowry

November 20, 2007 1:23 pm

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The OpenDocument Format (ODF) Alliance is highlighting today more forward progress for ODF. The public sectors in the Netherlands, South Africa and Korea have all recently taken steps to promote ODF as a standard for document exchange. Membership in the ODF Alliance, which was formed in early 2006 to promote the use of ODF in …

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ODF workshop outcome

blowry

October 31, 2007 11:30 am

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The ODF Alliance has put out a press release around the Berlin ODF Workshop I blogged about last week. Sounds like it was an interesting event, and that there’s growing momentum in the public sector worldwide around open document formats. The ODF Alliance also put out a release last week pointing out recent application support …

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ODF happening in Berlin

blowry

October 26, 2007 10:48 am

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There’s an interesting ODF shindig happening early next week in Germany. The ODF Workshop taking place in Berlin is touted as the first international OpenDocument Format user workshop. Sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office in collaboration with the ODF Alliance, of which Novell is a member, the workshop is designed for government entities that …

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Open innovation

blowry

October 15, 2007 12:57 pm

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The Economist this week has a special report on innovation. Not surprisingly, the main theme revolves around how innovation is becoming more open. There is a section that talks about open source software, highlighting IBM’s embrace of Linux, pointing out both the innovation opportunities and the competitive challenges open source introduces. We’ve been arguing for …

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CMO Council Profiles John Dragoon

blowry

October 1, 2007 12:09 pm

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The CMO Council, a national organization focused on the key issues facing marketing executives, has posted a good interview with Novell’s marketing chief, John Dragoon. Their Marketing Magnified monthly newsletter features John in the “Getting to Know a CMO” column. John outlines his views on the marketing function, customer affinity, prioritizing objectives and measuring results. …

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Talking OpenOffice in Barcelona

blowry

September 17, 2007 9:48 am

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OpenOffice.org’s annual conference kicks off this week in Barcelona. As a big supporter of OpenOffice.org – we’re the second largest contributor to OpenOffice.org after Sun – Novell will be there in full force. We’re a Premium sponsor, and Michael Meeks, Novell’s OpenOffice.org lead and a significant code contributor to OpenOffice.org, will attend, as will Guy …

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Novell support continues to roll

blowry

September 13, 2007 11:59 am

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Novell’s European Support Center, the nexus of Novell’s technical support operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has just achieved certification under the prestigious Service Capability & Performance (SCP) Support and Field standards. This means Novell’s European Support Center joins its U.S. and Indian support centers in gaining SCP certification. Achieving certification under the …

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