CA Makes Integration Priority - Again?

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This just hasn't been a great month for CA. First, the company's former CEO received a 12-year jail sentence, followed by a ruling that he repay $52 million to the stake holders he defrauded. Next, a CA special committee recommended pursuing litigation against the retired founder.


So, no doubt, the company hoped to land some positive press this week during its CA World user conference in Las Vegas. In particular, CA announced its Unified Service Model, which will integrate IT governance, business service management and security management. It also introduced a new suite integrating four existing products.


But not everyone was impressed with the Unified Service Model. The Computer Business Review thought the announcement was a big yawner. In fact, the publication pretty much calls out CA, saying outright there's little new here except the name.


That's a pretty bad review for something that took CA a few buyouts and 18 months of in-house development to complete. And CA customers may beg to differ, given that 70 have already adopted the Unified Service Model.


Current CA customers may be more interested in the company's plans to integrate existing products. CA will have new code this summer that will integrate its Wily Customer Experience Manager with Wily IntroScope, Unicenter Metric Analysis and Unicenter Service Desk. Future releases of these products will ship with the integration capabilities already installed.