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Earnings, NHS, Jaffe keynote, et alia


December 2, 2005 9:08 am





A lot of news late this week, with earnings yesterday and announcements on the NHS win and LinuxWorld Frankfurt award today. If you didn’t listen to Novell’s earnings call yesterday, I’d encourage you do to so here. As Jack, Ron and Joe made clear on the call, we’re starting to see our strategy take shape in our financial results. Our key growth areas of Linux, identity management and resource management showed strong performance. The agreement with the UK National Health Service is a great example of a large, cross-product win, with NHS tapping Novell Identity Manager, ZENworks and Open Enterprise Server. Several folks have asked on the blog where the big deals are. I think this counts. The New Linux Media group’s vote of confidence in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server at LinuxWorld Frankfurt is also nice evidence that the message is resonating. Finally, as promised, here’s Jeff Jaffe’s keynote that he delivered at Globecom earlier this week. Jeff clearly sees telecoms as a promising sector for open source adoption.

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  1. By:Roger

    Yes the NHS was nice news, but its a shame that one of Novell’s largest orders has not made the front page of Novell’s web site. One question – different reports are saying different things about when this deal was signed, did income from this deal get reported in your latest results or not?



  2. By:Anonymous

    It’s getting on the front page. The deal is for $40 million, over three years. $20 million of that was recognized in the Q4 earnings announced yesterday.

  3. By:Roger

    Thanks for the feedback.