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Novell to spin off GroupWise?

Blum Capital Partners asked Novell to reduce its workforce (see
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1860155,00.asp).
Novell is about to lay off up to 20% of its employees (see
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1876230,00.asp).

Blum Capital Partners asked Novell to dump ZENWorks and GroupWise - "obvious
targets for cost saving" (see
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1860155,00.asp)
Has anybody heard anything to confirm (or deny) that Novell will spin off
GroupWise?

I wonder what this may mean for the future of GroupWise DMS?

John Nichol
M&N Consulting Group Inc.


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Re: Novell to spin off GroupWise?

John Nichol wrote:

> Has anybody heard anything to confirm (or deny) that Novell will spin off
> GroupWise?


This "rumor" has been started more than a few times in the 11 years or so
that Novell's owned it. I've had other companies tell me that THEY were
going to purchase GW, but I've never had anyone at Novell ever confirm to me
that GW was for sale. Prior to this current rumor, the last time I
personally was told by a third-party that they were looking at buying GW was
about 3 years ago. I wasn't holding my breath then, trying not to now <g>.

While we can never know if such rumors will become "truth", GroupWise is not
the most logical of products for Novell to divest itself of.

> I wonder what this may mean for the future of GroupWise DMS?


Would totally depend on who purchased it, if it indeed was ever sold.

--
Danita Zanre
Novell Support Forums Volunteer
GroupWise 7 Upgrade Guide!
www.caledonia.net/gw7upg.html
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