Saturday, May 06, 2006

Good News for JSI Competitors

Borlad Delphi is the major software development tool in JSI Telecom.
In Feb 08, 2006 Borland decided to exit IDE business and focus on ALM.
Now Borland will reduce its workforce by approximately 300 employees, or about 20 percent of its regular full-time staff:
Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ NM: BORL), today announced a restructuring program to accelerate its Software Delivery Optimization (SDO) vision by more closely aligning the Company's investments with its strategic focus on the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) market.

Borland will reduce its workforce by approximately 300 employees, or about 20 percent of its regular full-time staff. The majority of staff reductions will come from the re-scoping of Borland's international operations. Upon completion of the workforce reduction, geographic consolidation, and planned divestiture of its Developer Tools Group (announced February 8), Borland anticipates annualized cost savings of approximately $60 million.

"Borland is continuing to execute on the plan we outlined in February," said Tod Nielsen, Borland's chief executive officer. "We believe these changes will not only streamline operations, but will also better align our resources for success in the enterprise. These changes are designed to get us to an operating model that can more effectively support our long term strategy for growth and profitability."

Specific Structural Changes Include:
  • New Field Operations Function. Borland has combined its Sales and Professional Services functions to create a new Field Operations function. The new field structure is intended to reflect how Borland's most successful customers are approaching their ALM engagements - by enabling skills training and consulting early in the project where benchmarking and process expertise are more likely to ensure a successful outcome from a technology purchase.
  • Customer Support Combined with Research and Development. Borland has folded Customer Support into Research and Development in order to ensure better customer responsiveness, and create a tighter feedback loop between product engineering and customers. This combined organization will focus on improving quality, efficiency and customer focus across Borland's product portfolio.
  • New Business Operations Function. Borland has created a new Business Operations function that will focus on aligning internal processes and systems toward serving customers. Reporting directly to CEO Tod Nielsen, this new function will be led by Borland senior vice president, Chris Barbin.
  • New Vice President of EMEA. Paul Taylor, formerly head of World Wide Sales at Vitria, has been appointed vice president of Borland EMEA. Taylor is responsible for serving customers and developing business across EMEA with a primary focus on Germany, the United Kingdom and France.

Update on the Developer Tools Group Divestiture

Borland announced on February 8, 2006 the intention to divest its Integrated Developer Environment (IDE) product lines. Nigel Brown, previously vice president of Borland EMEA, has been appointed general manager of Borland's internally formed Developer Tools Group. This group now consists of approximately 180 Borland employees, with sales, marketing and product teams working independently within the Company. The divesture process is proceeding according to schedule and attracting a strong number of qualified bidders. Borland is working to have a buyer identified within the next several months.
International Restructuring To Drive Efficiency and Focus

The majority of Borland's planned workforce reductions are part of a plan to re-scope its international operations, which currently serves 29 countries. Going forward, Borland will focus on enhancing its existing direct sales model in major IT markets, supporting customers in secondary markets through a mix of direct, partner and channel relationships. Borland expects to complete this reduction in workforce by the end of July 2006.

So, welcome to the VS club :) Oh, forget about it! It is too late for JSI managers. :)


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