Profile: CA Inc (CA.O)
6 Dec 2013
CA, Inc. (CA), incorporated on March 26, 1974, is an independent enterprise information technology (IT) management software and solutions company. CA develops and delivers software and services. The Company operates in three segments: Mainframe Solutions, Enterprise Solutions and Services. The Company addresses components of the computing environment, including people, information, processes, systems, networks, applications and databases, across hardware and software platforms and programs. It offers a portfolio of software solutions, including mainframe; service assurance; security (identity and access management); service and portfolio management, and virtualization and service automation. It delivers its products on-premises or, for certain products, using Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). CA serve companies across industries around the world, including banks, insurance companies, other financial services providers, government agencies, telecommunication providers, manufacturers, technology companies, retailers, educational organizations and health care institutions. In August 2011, the Company acquired Interactive TKO, Inc. and Watchmouse B.V. In April 2011, it acquired Base Technologies. In June 2011, the Company sold Internet Security business. In June 2013, the Company announced it has completed the acquisition of privately-held Layer 7 Technologies.
CA’s mainframe solutions segment is designed for the mainframe platform, which runs many of its customers’ applications. Its mainframe solutions segments consist of its software business. Its mainframe solutions, including Mainframe 2.0, help customers and partners, in mainframe management.
The Company’s enterprise solutions segment includes products and solutions that operate on non-mainframe platforms from physical to virtual, SaaS and cloud. The Company’s solutions include service assurance, security (identity and access management), service and portfolio management and virtualization and service automation. Its security solutions include CA SiteMinder, CA ControlMinder, CA IdentityMinder, CA RiskMinder, CA AuthMinder and CA CloudMinder Advanced Authentication. Through service management, it offers service desk management and IT asset management. CA’s solutions include CA Service Desk Manager, CA IT Asset Manager and CA Service Catalog. The Company’s project and portfolio management (PPM) products include CA Clarity, CA Idea Vision, CA Product Vision and CA Agile Vision.
The services segment consists of implementation, consulting, and education and training services, including those directly related to the mainframe solutions and enterprise solutions software that it sells to its customers. Its services team consists of software and education consultants worldwide, who provide a variety of customer support services, such as implementation, consulting, and education and training services to both commercial and governmental customers.
The Company competes with BMC Software, Inc., Compuware Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, International Business Machines Corporation, Oracle Corporation and VMware, Inc.
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ISLANDIA NY 11749