CA Gives Unicenter Reins to Ex-Novell CTO

"We shortly will put in place a new business unit structure focused on fostering greater accountability to the business and to customer needs, as well as giving CA the ability to be more responsive to the changing dynamics of the marketplace. We are pleased that Alan will be part of our team," said John Swainson, president and CEO, Islandia, N.Y.

"Alan has more than 25 years of experience in managing and engineering strategic technology direction focused on the end user's experience. His background will be crucial to his role in leading CA's largest business unit."

CRN first reported that Nugent was headed to CA Wenesday morning.

Nugent will report to Russell Artzt, CA's executive vice president of products.

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News that Nugent had resigned from his position at Novell, Provo, UT., surfaced last week.

Nugent's departure followed the November exit of Novell Vice Chairman Chris Stone, who was a key player in the software vendor's Linux push.