Improving software nimbleness by joining forces




You’ve probably seen our recent news announcing plans for a spin-off and merger of our Software business with Micro Focus.  The reaction from our customers, partners, and employees around this news has been positive – they understand how this combination will create a pure-play enterprise software company, with unmatched engineering resources and total focus on delivering value for customers through a world-class software portfolio.

Of course, the one group that is not so thrilled are our competitors. They’re nervous about this deal and what it means for their business. And I am not surprised that they’ve tried to throw some FUD on the news through a few blogs of questionable logic.

So, given that, I’d like to take a moment to reiterate some key points for our stakeholders:

The newly combined company will create one of the world’s largest pure-play enterprise software companies.  It will be positioned to compete more effectively and will continue to drive innovation and its roadmaps to enable customers to get the most out of the investments they have made and to help customers achieve their business objectives.

In joining forces with Micro Focus, our software business will have the global footprint, agility and financial strength to drive strength in our portfolio of Application Delivery ManagementBig DataEnterprise SecurityInformation Management & Governance and IT Operations Management assets. These businesses are at the center of some of the biggest trends in the industry today such as Agile, DevOps, Digital User Experience and Machine Learning. And let me be clear, our commitment to our customers to deliver innovation and continual improvement has not changed. We remain enthusiastic about our roadmaps and are executing against the timelines we’ve previously communicated.

Overall, I’m very excited about the promising future for our Software business. As part of the combined company that is focused solely on software, our products will bring better value to our customers, employees and shareholders. One thing our customers and competition can count on is that our commitment to our customers’ success and delivering leading products will only continue to grow.

Chris Hsu
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