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Where’s Novell?

I read a tonne of tech news via RSS in Google Reader. I subscribe to various IT-related feeds and planet feeds. I used to often see Novell-related news in my feeds. In the last year or so these have dwindled to the occasional IDM story or something to do with SLES in data centres, which doesn’t really interest us too much. We were strong NetWare / OES customers, Border Manager users, GroupWise and Zenworks and everything red. We’re still tight with GroupWise, but the rest of the stuff is losing it’s lustre for us.

This has occurred coincidentally with Novell stopping marketing to us directly, and disappearing from our market space. They’ve stopped addressing our market requirements in their shift to data center Linux. We still use their products, but we don’t feel like they are connected with our market anymore. We actually get cold sales calls on stuff we don’t care about from them every once in a while now, while we haven’t heard from our actual sales rep in a year. The only direct contact we get from them where they act like they know who we are anymore is for auditing and billing.

It was a good run while it lasted, anyways.

Categories: Other Work Stuff
  1. 2008-07-05 at 01:12


    Sorry to hear that you haven’t heard from us. I’m happy to talk to you about what we’ve been up ( like buying platespin ) and where we are going.

    Feel free to drop me an email.

  2. Ross Chevalier
    2008-07-07 at 10:05

    Hi Scott,

    I’m very sorry to hear that you haven’t been hearing from us or our partner channel. I’d like to speak to you about this if you are willing.

    Best regards,

    Ross Chevalier
    President and CTO
    Novell Canada, Ltd.

  3. 2008-07-09 at 15:32

    Hmm, how to communicate my identity to Ross, without explicitly stating it here or mentioning my company name? Actually, if you do a bit of reading around on this blog, it’s not too hard to figure it out. I’m the author of MailSaver, which is hosted on Novell Cool Tools.

  1. 2008-07-04 at 08:26

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