Novell announced that its annual BrainShare conference won't run in 2009.
"Novell has alerted customers and partners that it is cancelling its annual BrainShare conference, which was to have been held in Salt Lake City in March, due to would-be attendees’ restricted travel budgets.
Novell has held the event annually for more than 20 years, according to John Dragoon, the company's senior vice president and chief marketing officer, whose letter to customers and partners we've included below.
Dragoon wrote that 'many of you have indicated that because of the current economic climate, you are under increasing pressure to reduce travel and other controllable expenses and are hesitant to commit to attending our BrainShare 2009 conference.' He pledged that Novell will seek other means to provide continued education and support to customers and partners."