The State of: Novell                      [Report Sample]February 201110.20.2005
Employment Volume2
Standalone Performance Seems Acceptable3
But Market Relative Performance is Problematic4
Trajectories of Second Place Distribution Candidates5
Conclusions    •      SUSE is competitive for total employment    •      Trending should be a concern for Novell6
Usage Metrics7
Search Volume Reflects Neither Growth Nor Outperformance8
Acquisition Not Likely to Improve Overall Visibility9
Hacker News Shows Modest Interest in SUSE                                  Source: news.ycombinator.com10
StackOverflow Traction is Slightly Higher                                         Source: StackOverflow.com11
Windows Inclusive Market Context Highlights a Larger Problem                                                   Source: Sta...
SUSE Amazon AMI Version Availability Lags Competitors                                              Source: TheCloudMarket....
Eclipse Community Data Shows Minimal SUSE Penetration                                        Source: Eclipse Community Sur...
MarkMail Data Shows Modest SUSE Traffic (Note Y Axis)            Query: Fedora                 Query: Ubuntu            Qu...
Conclusions•  Developer metrics indicate visibility problem•  Issue is horizontal: cloud, community, tools•  Developer att...
ISV Support17
SUSE Packaging is Lower Priority18
Conclusions•  Emerging ISV focus is not on SUSE•  ISV traction is a function of usage metrics•  Case for SUSE must account...
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A quantitative look at the performance of Novell's SUSE product across a variety of community/developer related metrics.

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  1. 1. The State of: Novell [Report Sample]February 201110.20.2005
  2. 2. Employment Volume2
  3. 3. Standalone Performance Seems Acceptable3
  4. 4. But Market Relative Performance is Problematic4
  5. 5. Trajectories of Second Place Distribution Candidates5
  6. 6. Conclusions • SUSE is competitive for total employment • Trending should be a concern for Novell6
  7. 7. Usage Metrics7
  8. 8. Search Volume Reflects Neither Growth Nor Outperformance8
  9. 9. Acquisition Not Likely to Improve Overall Visibility9
  10. 10. Hacker News Shows Modest Interest in SUSE Source: news.ycombinator.com10
  11. 11. StackOverflow Traction is Slightly Higher Source: StackOverflow.com11
  12. 12. Windows Inclusive Market Context Highlights a Larger Problem Source: StackOverflow.com12
  13. 13. SUSE Amazon AMI Version Availability Lags Competitors Source: TheCloudMarket.com13
  14. 14. Eclipse Community Data Shows Minimal SUSE Penetration Source: Eclipse Community Survey14
  15. 15. MarkMail Data Shows Modest SUSE Traffic (Note Y Axis) Query: Fedora Query: Ubuntu Query: Red Hat Query: SUSE Source: Markmail.org15
  16. 16. Conclusions• Developer metrics indicate visibility problem• Issue is horizontal: cloud, community, tools• Developer attention should be area of focus 16
  17. 17. ISV Support17
  18. 18. SUSE Packaging is Lower Priority18
  19. 19. Conclusions• Emerging ISV focus is not on SUSE• ISV traction is a function of usage metrics• Case for SUSE must account for weaknesses 19
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