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Novell details layoffs, restructuring plans

This is going to be brutal, but Novell has some assets that could be parlayed into a truly butt-kicking company.   It's just not clear to me that the folks in charge are willing to take the body blows that would inevitably result from creating a new, improved Novell.

Link: Update: Novell details layoffs, restructuring plans - Computerworld.

Novell Inc. said today that it plans to lay off 600 employees, or 10% of its global workforce, part of an effort to save more than $110 million annually as the struggling software maker restructures to focus on products such as SUSE Linux.

The announcement came a day after the enterprise software maker promoted Ron Hovsepian to be its president and chief operating officer. Hovsepian had been serving as executive vice president and head of global field operations,

In addition to Linux, Novell said it will concentrate on open-source and identity and resource management products. ...

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