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Posted by Jonathan Penn on November 22, 2010
My colleague, Chris Voce, has posted about what this means to Infrastructure & Operations professionals.
Here are my observations regarding the impact on and implications for the vendor community:
Clearly, Novell failed to execute on its many attempts at corporate transformation and expansion. Vendors who expand too far afield beyond their core competencies, or who simply fail to execute on them, will certainly fall prey to competitors. Yet today, vendors can't avoid this fate simply by staying in their respective comfort zones. As the market shifts further to a solutions orientation, the lines between product areas blur. Furthermore, the lines between product vendor, hosted provider, and services firm are all also becoming less distinct. So companies do have to extend beyond their traditional core competency, and do so without diluting its strategy and value.