Yesterday, November 22, Novell announced that it had agreed to be acquired by Attachmate Corporation. There has been quite a bit of speculation about what this means and how it will impact those of you running Novell products.

I am not sure that any of us know exactly what this merger will mean to us collectively or individually however I have been asked to share my thoughts below:



I have included below a few links, which of the many I reviewed today had some of the best re-cap of the events both good and bad. I encourage you to review them as well. There was also a letter to all Novell customers – if you do not have this information please let me know and I will be happy to send it as an attachment.

And finally, at ALI we see products bought and sold on a fairly regular basis. We can provide reliable guidance and advice as you navigate the many options available. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

I always look forward to hearing from you,


Cindy DeHart

Advanced Logic industries
Novell & Virtualization Practice Manager