Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Borland's squeeze play

Source: CNET

What's it like to have open-source products cut the legs from beneath one area of business while facing powerhouses IBM and Microsoft in another? Ask Scott Arnold.

The new CEO of Borland Software is trying to mount a comeback, one of many the company has had to stage over years of ups and downs.

Arnold took over the Scotts Valley, Calif.-based company in July from Dale Fuller, who left after eight years and the announcement of poor second-quarter performance. Arnold faces the challenge of generating revenue growth from Borland's application development suite as well as responding to calls for a company breakup from noisy shareholder Robert Coates.

CNET spoke to Arnold recently about the latest twists on Borland's strategy and the competitive environment.

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