Novell is throwing its weight behind its belief that InformationWorkload Management (IWM) is going to be its future unveiling a restructure tosupport the technology.
The phrase Intelligent Workload Management (IWM) might beone that is not common parlance in the channel but Novell believes that theidea of building, securing then managing an OS and applications is one thatplays to its strengths.
From the start of next year Novell is going down from fourbusiness units to just two consolidating its existing structure.
The identity and security management, systems and resourcemanagement and open platform solutions units combining into the SecurityManagement and Operations Platforms business unit.
It is also setting up a Collaboration Solutions unitcovering the vendor’s Workgoup and services operations.
In terms of the channel impact Joe Wagner, currently senior vicepresident and general manager SRM solutions, will expand his role to headglobal alliances with responsibility for developing its IWM partner ecosystem.
Last week Dan Veitkus, vice president and general managerfor partners EMEA at Novell, said that it was putting a lot of muscle behindIWM and would be skilling up channel partners to sell the solution.
In a statement Ron Hovsepian, Novell’s, president and CEO,said that it said that the consolidation of the business would accelerate itsmove into IWM, which is just emerging.