12.08.07

Novell Twists Matt Asay’s Arm, Loses Talent

Posted in Marketing, Novell at 12:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

From the new podcast:

”…I kept getting calls from people in the company [Novell] begg… asking me to be nice. “Matt Asay: “Yeah, you notice that I’ve been really nice about Novell lately. It’s… it’s because I kept getting calls from people in the company [Novell] begg… asking me to be nice. Hmmm…No… I mean, so Novell had a few things. They’ve gone through a major reorg… hmmm… they are aligning their sales force with individual business units and as a result there are a lot of good people that have been let go and… there are other good people that want to … let… let go. I’ve had, from people whom I would consider the top 5% of the company, I’ve had, I dunno… hmmm… maybe 10 of them last… 2 months that have E-mailed me their resume, so I… it doesn’t bode well for Novell on that score.

”…I’m not a big optimist that this is all gonna save the Novell world and life will be grand.“Now, on the other hand, if you talk with Bruce Lowry or people in their PR department, they’ll tell you — maybe… maybe rightly so — that these aren’t… these aren’t signs of desperation… signs of intelligent recrafting of the company. I’ve worked not that long at Novell… just 3 years, but I saw quite a bit of intelligent recrafting while I was there, so I’m not a big optimist that this is all gonna save the Novell world and life will be grand.”

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