While Novell NetWare may have lost some momentum in recent years with small business computer consulting firms and their small business clients, Novell’s Linux business is to doing very well.
And that’s great news for computer consulting firms that want a viable open source alternative, besides Red Hat, to Microsoft Small Business Server.
Even though Novell as a whole didn’t have such a great quarter, Novell Linux product and service business is up 30% from the same quarter last year… and up an incredible 400% from the same time just two years ago.
Novell also sounds like they’re preparing to pump some bucks into the channel to accelerate this forward momentum.
So if your computer consulting business works with Open Source, this definitely is worth checking out.