03.23.08

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BrainShare 2008 Press Roundup: Part I

Posted in Europe, Mail, Microsoft, Novell, Ron Hovsepian at 10:52 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Ron Hovsepian

Hovsepian’s talks received the most coverage, as should be expected. Here are some highlights.

Here he talks about opportunities, including the potentially positive effect of a recession on open source software.

The recent crisis in financial markets could drive growth opportunities for Novell, according to the firm’s chief executive Ron Hovsepian.

A note on competition and beyond:

Novell wants to shed historical comparisons with industry titans and focus on developing its core technologies into a set of infrastructure services it says will define its success going forward, according to company CEO Ron Hovsepian.

Here is the point about work in harmony.

Getting varying IT functions to work in harmony is a key goal for infrastructure software firm Novell, according to its chief executive Ron Hovsepian.

He told attendees at the opening general session of the 2008 BrainShare conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, that Novell wants to deliver greater interoperability to bring harmony to mixed IT systems and applications. “We positioned the company to make IT work as one,” said Hovsepian.

If only Novell took its own advice and worked in harmony with the GPL…

As already mentioned yesterday, Ron also loves the deal with Microsoft.

The widely criticized Microsoft Corp.-Novell Inc. interoperability agreement has been a success for his company, Novell CEO Ron Hovespian said Monday.

We shall criticise this shortly, but in a separate post.

The local optimists at echannelline.com opine that Novell might be at the cusp of a tipping point.

For a company celebrating its 25th anniversary, and which at one time had a stranglehold on the PC networking market, Novell has spent much of the last 15 years relegated to the sidelines. While it’s too early to predict it will reclaim its glory days, the company has been putting its best foot forward at BrainShare 2008, its annual customer and partner gathering. Company executives are really excited about the many changes that have been taking place at Novell since CEO Ron Hovsepian took control, and how well they are being received in the marketplace.

“We really see that inflection point,” said Hovsepian. “We’re excited. Our partners are excited. The business strategy is really starting to pay off.”

BrainShare Press Releases and Product Coverage

From this point onwards, you might just want to skip the batch of posts which comprise mainly press releases. They are listed for studying purposes and completeness more than anything else.

Moab

Moab’s ‘parent’ is a fairly small and possibly new company on the face of it. Here is its press release ahead of the event.

Cluster Resources, Inc. will present the Moab Hybrid Cluster, an HPC solution that dynamically changes cluster nodes between SUSE Linux and Windows CCS based on workload and application needs, at Novell’s BrainShare all this week in booth #623 and in select sessions.

From HPCWire:

Cluster Resources, Inc. has made two product announcements at the Novell BrainShare conference in Salt Lake City this week. The first includes details and demos of the Moab Cluster Builder for SUSE Linux. Cluster Builder is pegged as being a turn-key cluster deployment and management solution for customers running SUSE Linux. Cluster Builder also incorporates the Moab Cluster Suite. This addition rounds out the overall feature set with a Web-based job submission portal, a graphical Windows-like administration interface and professional reporting capabilites.

Atos

Atos was at BrainShare 2008 and here is its press release.

Edited Press Release PARIS -(Dow Jones)- Novell Inc. (NOVL) and Atos Origin SA (5173.FR) said Monday they are partnering to deliver new joint compliance and governance solutions.
Leveraging Novell’s identity and security management technologies and Atos Origin’s consulting, systems integration and managed operations services, the companies will deliver end-to-end solutions to allow customers to meet stringent security, governance and compliance requirements.

As a result, customers can reduce both risk and cost through automating their user provisioning, access and security monitoring processes, the companies said.

Here is another.

BrainShare(R) 2008 — Novell and Atos Origin, an international IT services company, are partnering to deliver new joint compliance and governance solutions. Leveraging Novell’s award-winning identity and security management technologies and Atos Origin’s consulting, systems integration and managed operations services, the companies will deliver end-to-end solutions to allow customers to meet stringent security, governance and compliance requirements. As a result, customers can reduce both risk and cost through automating their user provisioning, access and security monitoring processes.

There was not much in the press about this, with the exception of CBR (UK).

Novell and France-based international IT services company Atos Origin have partnered to deliver new joint compliance and governance products in the identity and security management area.

MessageSolution

Not a new face here, but here is the press release.

MessageSolution, Inc., the leading innovator in email and file archiving, electronic discovery, information retention, storage management, email compliance and litigation support, launched MessageSolution Enterprise Email Archive™ for GroupWise Server at Novell BrainShare 2008, making Enterprise Email Archive™ the first and only archiving solution to support all three best-selling enterprise email servers.

More information can be found here.

MessageSolution launched MessageSolution Enterprise Email Archive for GroupWise Server recently at Novell BrainShare 2008.

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