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Novell restructures business to support IWM strategy

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Novell is throwing its weight behind its belief that Information Workload Management (IWM) is going to be its future unveiling a restructure to support the technology.

The phrase Intelligent Workload Management (IWM) might be one that is not common parlance in the channel but Novell believes that the idea of building, securing then managing an OS and applications is one that plays to its strengths.

From the start of next year Novell is going down from four business units to just two consolidating its existing structure.

The identity and security management, systems and resource management and open platform solutions units combining into the Security Management and Operations Platforms business unit.

It is also setting up a Collaboration Solutions unit covering the vendor’s Workgoup and services operations.

In terms of the channel impact Joe Wagner, currently senior vice president and general manager SRM solutions, will expand his role to head global alliances with responsibility for developing its IWM partner ecosystem.

Last week Dan Veitkus, vice president and general manager for partners EMEA at Novell, said that it was putting a lot of muscle behind IWM 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 its move into IWM, which is just emerging.


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