The Wizard Moved Out - Page 5

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A Happy Ending? Spinning off Volera should play to Majors strengths. Longtime friends and former business associates say Major isnt much for managing big development organizations, and tends to work best with small implementation teams. That bodes well for Volera, where the entire company has fewer than 200 employees.

"Drew is a unique guy and has a tremendous amount of passion and enthusiasm," says Donahoo. "He believes in what he is doing to the core of his soul."

Nobody ever questioned Majors heart or his brains. But Novell will need to show some courage over the next few months, as Volera attempts to build an Emerald City of its own.