Novell has just announced a reorganization of its structure and management to better align the business with its strategic objective to become the leader in the emerging Intelligent Workload Management (IWM) market, while continuing to develop world-class collaboration solutions. The changes are designed to streamline the organization and provide a clear focus on markets that leverage Novell’s strengths to capture future opportunities for growth.
Effective January 1, 2010, Novell will consolidate operations from four business units down to two. Novell’s Identity and Security Management (ISM), Systems and Resource Management (SRM) and Open Platform Solutions (OPS) business units will be integrated to create the new Security, Management and Operating Platforms business unit. A second Collaboration Solutions business unit will be responsible for Novell’s Workgroup and Services businesses.
Ron Hovsepian, Novell’s president and CEO, commented in the release: “This reorganization is designed to transform Novell into a more focused, integrated and agile global company that will quickly capture a leadership position in the Intelligent Workload Management market. Consolidating into two business units will accelerate the ability of our talented executive team to execute on our IWM strategy while continuing to drive new opportunities in the collaboration market. The new Global Alliances organization will help make sure we develop our growing network of strategic partners as we seek to gain leadership in the markets we serve.”
This follows our announcement last week on how Novell planned to compete in the emerging market for Intelligent Workload Management Solutions.