This excerpt taken from the NOVL 10-K filed Dec 23, 2008.
Segment and Geographical Information
Our business unit segments are Open Platform Solutions, Identity and Security Management, Systems and Resource Management, and Workgroup and are described in more detail above. The business unit segments sell our software and services.
Our performance is evaluated by our Chief Executive Officer and our other chief decision makers (executive leadership team) based on reviewing revenue and operating income (loss) information before the allocation of common operating expenses for each business unit segment.
Segment and geographical disclosures for fiscal 2008, 2007, and 2006 are presented in Part II, Item 8, Note Z, Segment Information, of the notes to the consolidated financial statements of this report, which is incorporated by reference into this Part I, Item 1.
As our strategy continues to evolve, the way in which management views financial information to best evaluate performance and operating results may also change.