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What’s Up with Computer Associates?
In a series of radical moves, Computer Associates appears to be trying to re-direct its gargantuan operations. After missing its numbers in the first calendar

mainframe associates  products, especially in the mainframe arena, on a list of potential candidates. Indeed, given the breadth and depth of their product offerings, CA will be difficult, if not impossible, to ignore. Careful negotiations should take place to make sure the contract carefully spells out per-CPU pricing models, tiered pricing (i.e., the bigger the computer the more it costs for the same software), per-seat versus concurrent user licensing, and, most importantly, the structure of the software maintenance

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Ardent Software: Will Informix Merger Affect their Success?


With Informix’s completion of its acquisition of Ardent Software, it remains to be seen how effective this marriage will be, and whether Ardent will be allowed autonomy to continue its success in the extract/transform/load and data integration infrastructure.

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Resistance is Futile: Computer Associates Assimilates yet another Major Software Firm


Once again, Computer Associates is executing the largest software acquisition in history, eclipsing its Platinum Technology buyout of 1999, which was the previous record holder.

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System Software Suppliers Slip Seriously


Shares of Computer Associates, BMC Software, Compuware Corporation, and others have suffered serious setbacks on the stock market in recent days due to shortfalls in revenue. These companies are direct competitors, and are all suffering the same fate in the stock market. Once again, the dreaded Wall Street 'whisper number' has not been made, and the stock market has reacted harshly. Sales of mainframe software have softened, causing much of the shortfall.

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Computer Associates Splashes Into the Data Warehousing Market with Platinum Technology Acquisition


Computer Associates DecisionBase is an Extract/Transform/Load tool designed to help in the population and maintenance of data warehouses. First released in March of 1998, the product is geared towards large implementations with the need for metadata management. The current release is 1.9, which is the fourth release of the product.

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Vormittag Associates, Inc. (VAI) provides enterprise resource planning software and associated services to clients in the manufacturing, wholesale, and retail industries. To facilitate everyday business processes, VAI began to consider a business portal. As a software provider, VAI was intimately familiar with a number of portal products, and decided that IBM Workplace Services Express was best suited for the company.

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Computer Associates Goes E-Business in a Big Way


Computer Associates announced at their CAWorld conference that e-business is the place to be, and they are re-orienting their company to facilitate it. CA has previously failed to make inroads in the consulting arena, and they feel e-business is the way to fix the problem.

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Application Modernization with SOA


Systems integration with service-oriented architecture (SOA) helps you reuse the functionality in your mainframe applications. Extending your mainframes to an SOA through Web services will accelerate your time to market, keep your costs low, and help you avoid undue risk. Keep your business dynamic and current, and stay competitive in today’s marketplace—modernize your existing mainframes with SOA.

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Extending COBOL to SOA, Web Services, and Beyond: A Look at the Architecture with a Mainframe Perspective


In the rush to explore the “next big thing” in software technology, it’s easy to forget the huge investment you’ve already made in mainframe assets. These assets have performed the business functions that they were designed for, but it’s OK to remain open to new solutions too. By leveraging existing assets while moving to a service-based architecture, you can extend your existing business resources while saving money.

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