With an eye on the business implications of security threats, software company Novell identifies three key areas where money will be spent this year: dealing with regulatory compliance, coping with insider threats and preventing identity theft.
“Technology that can automate and validate network activity to meet compliance requirements will grow in importance,” says Jim Ebzery, senior vice president for identity and security management at Novell.
Jeff Jaffe talks about Novell’s career ladder. He also happens to mention some familiar characters such as Greg KH.
Novell, like most technology companies, has a dual career ladder.
Novell’s technical leaders provide an impressive pipeline of Fellow candidates. While we have initiated the program in 2007 with two Fellows – expect more in years to come.
– In November, xkoto named seasoned software industry executive David
Patrick as President and CEO. With over 25 years’ senior executive
experience in the software industry, Patrick joined xkoto from Novell.
– In December, the company named Charles Ungashick as Vice President of
Marketing. Ungashick joined xkoto from Deltek, Inc. and brings more than
fifteen years experience in sales and marketing with enterprise software
companies including Novell, Silverstream Software and Filenet.
OpenLogic’s CEO, Steven Grandchamp, said in a blog post Tuesday that HP’s media release essentially hogged the limelight, downplaying the fact that many other companies are backing FOSSBazaar, including Google and Novell.
Kewney at ITWeek does some pondering over Novell’s NetWare.
Five years ago, there were still headlines about Novell NetWare. Most people probably imagine that NetWare became history long before that, but the operating system was still clinging onto life in 2003 despite being mortally wounded by Windows NT Server.
One particular headline related to Surrey Council, which bravely threw out its Windows NT servers and went for nostalgia. “We decided to standardise on Novell because we had a better in-house skills base for Novell,” said the council’s IT chief.
After a couple of weeks of large acquisitions, Paula Rooney asks herself whether open source IPOs are still a distant idea. She also uses SUSE as an case study.
Novell’s purchase of SUSE Linux in 2003 fulfilled predictions that a large operating system company would buy a Linux distribution.
That’s it for this week, which was covered in 5 parts (it was only 2 parts last week). █