Over the past several years, Attachmate Corporation has been quietly building an extensive software portfolio. With more than 13 million users around the globe, the privately owned company has been “bridging the divide between open source and proprietary source software.” In its big announcement late last year, Attachmate moved to acquire enterprise open source leader Novell for $2.2 billion. The purchase is expected to close this quarter, pending the necessary legal and financial approvals.In another key acquisition five years ago, Attachmate purchased San Jose, CA-based NetIQ for just under $500 million. The part of the business space filled by NetIQ is enterprise IT management — specifically, security and compliance, identity and access, and performance and availability.Jay Gardner leads NetIQ as president of the business unit and is responsible for engineering, product management, marketing, technical support, sales, and operational functions, as well as the unit’s market vision and business strategy. For almost two decades prior to the NetIQ acquisition, he worked his way up through the ranks at BMC Software in Houston. He served as VP of sales for North America, Global Operations, CIO, and VP & General Manager of BMC OnDemand. Before joining BMC, Gardner spent 10 years in various… Read full this story
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