Friday, August 19, 2005

Novell Expands Presence in China

Novell Expands Presence in China August 19, 2005 -- (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) -- Linux distributor Novell ( announced this week that it would expand its commitment to the market in China. The company plans to set up a research and development office, open regional branches, develop a technology support center and strengthen its ties to local partners. Novell says the moves will position the company to expand the open source software infrastructure and promote Linux adoption in China. "This expansion of our presence in China is a strong signal of our commitment to the region," says Rhonda O'Donnell, president of Novell Asia-Pacific. "Investing in the Chinese market is a key strategy for Novell. We are poised for a new era in China, ready to significantly contribute to China's development of its software industry." According to Novell, a research and development center will be opened in Beijing by the end of the year. A support center will open in Shenzhen and offices are planned for Shanghai and Guangzhou. The company also launched, a Chinese language site for the recently announced openSUSE project.


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