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Novell Inc.

  • Published: April 2009
  • Region: Global
  • 14 pages
  • Ovum

Novell, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in January 2008, is both stronger and more fragile than it has ever been. On the other hand, its slow move away from its small SMB roots and towards the large-enterprise data centre is perilous.

Overview
Overview
SWOT analysis
Strengths
Weaknesses
Opportunities
Threats
Products and services
Products
Open Platform Solutions (OPS) products
Systems and resource management (SRM) products
Identity and security management (ISM) products
Workgroup products
Services
Fast-evolving service strategy
Professional, support and training services
Strategy analysis
Strategy objectives
Improve operational performance
Expand its partner ecosystem
Pull itself together to boost product cross-sales
Become a data centre player
Assert its open source credentials
Boost Linux, SRM and ISM revenues while stabilising legacy product revenues
Strategy execution
Improve operational performance
Expand its partner ecosystem
Pull itself together to boost product cross-sales
Become a data centre player
Assert its open source credentials
Boost Linux revenues
Boost SRM revenues
Boost ISM revenues
Stabilise legacy product revenues
Future outlook
2009 will be a make-or-break year
Novell is here to stay
Going private is more likely than being acquired
Privatisation and acquisition may result in the company being split up
Financial analysis
Key financials
Still below $1 billion in revenues, but growth is timidly back
Fiscal 2008 mostly delivers
First half of fiscal 2009 disappoints but maintains profitability levels
Cash rich and nearly debt free

List of Tables
Table 1: Novell key financial indicators

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