Vendors That Survived the Recession: 2009 Dire Predictions Revisited
Demise Prediction Rate: 25%
January 2009 Market Cap: $1.41 billion
December 2009 Market Cap: $1.45 billion
Few people were surprised when Google won the contract to supply Los Angeles with e-mail. What was surprising is the company being displaced: Novell. For the last several years, Novell has been a buoy in the water, rising and falling but never losing its buoyancy. The logic of solution providers picking Novell to fall out of the market wasn’t without logic. In fact, it makes a lot of sense. But Novell is one of those "never-say-die" vendors and is making strides in many of its core technologies, especially identity management. Don’t expect to see Novell go gently into that good night anytime soon.