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Independent Research Firm Cites CA’s Clarity As A Leader In Project Portfolio Management Solutions


CA Ranks High in Market Presence and Scores Well
In Project, Demand, Portfolio and Resource Management Functionality.

ISLANDIA, N.Y., March 16, 2006 – CA (NYSE: CA) today announced it was ranked a “Leader” in “The Forrester WaveTM : Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Q1 2006,” Forrester Research Inc., March 13, 2006.

In an evaluation of 13 project and portfolio management vendors across 94 criteria, CA received high scores for its market presence, strategy and application technology in the PPM solutions market. Forrester also rated CA’s Clarity strongly for its project management, demand management, portfolio management, and resource management capabilities, citing the product’s flexibility and use across a variety of IT organizations.

“CA is honored that Forrester ranks Clarity as a leading PPM solution,” said Carl Landers, vice president of marketing at CA. “This analysis of the PPM market will help customers make the right buying decision as they seek to improve the total business value generated by their investments in IT.

Forrester also highlighted Clarity’s leadership in installed base adoption.

Forrester cited Clarity’s longtime robust offerings in the PPM market and noted that Clarity’s integration with CA’s Business Service Optimization (BSO) solution portfolio “makes the vendor particularly well-positioned to offer an integrated IT management solution.” In addition to Clarity, CA’s BSO solutions include Service Management, IT Asset Management and Enterprise Change Management.

CA also was named a leading vendor of Service Desk Management Tools in “The Forrester Wave™: Service Desk Management Tools, Q1 2006,” Forrester Research Inc., February 17, 2006.

CA and Clarity also were voted “Best Vendor” and “Best Solution” at the 2005 Gartner Project and Portfolio Management Summit Europe and recognized for exceptional year-over-year growth.

The Project Portfolio Management Wave report and the associated CA scorecard summary entitled “CA Is In Prime Position For IIM In the PPM Market,” Forrester Research Inc., March 13, 2006, are available at

About Clarity

CA’s Clarity, the industry-leading IT Governance solution, enables IT organizations to achieve world-class performance by improving the quality of their engagement with the business and enhancing their ability to run at peak efficiency. The Clarity system features integrated portfolio planning, demand management, project management, resource planning, and time and cost management. More than 425,000 users at 425 companies depend on Clarity to govern IT and, increasingly, to manage new product development. The Clarity Division (formerly Niku) is part of CA’s Business Service Optimization (BSO) unit, which offers leading systems for service, asset and change management and provides a comprehensive framework for delivery of world-class IT services.

About CA

CA (NYSE: CA), one of the world’s largest information technology (IT) management software companies, unifies and simplifies the management of enterprise-wide IT. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y., and serves customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, please visit


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