CA Technologies Announces Third Annual International Case Competition
College Finalists to Demonstrate the Strategic Value of IT Management at
ISLANDIA, N.Y. – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA), the School of Business Administration at Oakland University, Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona and Kelley School of Business at Indiana University today announced the top ten finalists for the third annual International Case Competition on the Strategic Value of IT Management.
The competition will be held during CA Technologies user conference, CA World 2011 (November 13-15), in Las Vegas. The ten finalists are:
• Copenhagen Business School
• Indian School of Business
• Indiana University
• Nanyang Technological University
• Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
• University of British Columbia
• University of Calgary
• University of Cincinnati
• University of South Florida
• Utrecht University
“Participating in this competition enables students to engage with industry early on, and provides a valuable opportunity to confront real-world problems that are similar to what they may face after graduation,” said Connie Smallwood, vice president, Innovation and University Programs, CA Technologies. “This year’s regional competitions, conducted in a virtual environment rather than a physical one, closely reflects the way business operates in today’s connected world.”
Prior to arriving at CA World, the student teams will be provided with a case study of a company that is in the throes of change, and evaluate its IT department and infrastructure. During the competition, each team will present their recommendations on how the company can adapt and align technology to better support the changing business environment.
“The competition experience, provided by this industry-academic collaboration, provides significant lessons that will be beneficial to the professional growth of the students and their ability to link IT and its strategic value to business,” said Dr. Ramesh Venkataraman, professor and chairman, MS in Information Systems Program, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. “As educators, we embrace such opportunities for our students.”
The winning teams will be announced at a dinner reception and award ceremony on Tuesday, November 15. Cash prizes will be awarded to the teams that place in the top three positions. The first place team will receive $10,000, the second place team will receive $5,000 and the third place team will receive $2,500.
For additional information on the International Case Competition on the Strategic Value of IT Management, please visit http://www.ca.com/casecompetition.
The three-member teams will be provided roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations and free registration to CA World 2011. They will also have the opportunity to attend sessions, demonstrations and keynotes. For more information on CA World 2011, including a full agenda and registration details, visit http://www.ca.com/caworld.
About School of Business Administration at Oakland University
The internationally accredited School of Business Administration at Oakland University sustains its 40 years of educational excellence by remaining relevant to the ever-changing global business environment and providing students a distinctive educational experience that integrates classroom learning with real-world business experience and research. Through its unique Center for Integrated Business Research and Education (CIBRE), OU’s SBA serves as a catalyst for transforming the region’s economic future, educates a workforce to find success in it and drives business success in a rapidly changing global marketplace.
About Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona
The Eller College of Management at The University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #14 among public business schools and three of its programs are among the top 10 among public programs — Entrepreneurship, MIS, and Management. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA full-time program #55 in the U.S., and the Evening MBA program at #31. The College leads the nation’s business schools in generating grant funds for research. In addition to a full-time MBA program, the Eller College offers an evening MBA program, an accelerated MBA program, and the Eller Executive MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.
About Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
For over 90 years -- first in Bloomington and later in Indianapolis, online, and for top companies -- IU’s Kelley School of Business has prepared students to lead organizations, start companies, develop new products and services, and shape business knowledge and policy. Its programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation, its faculty members are internationally recognized for their teaching and thought leadership, and businesses worldwide hire its highly qualified graduates. For more information, go to kelley.iu.edu.
About CA Technologies
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) is an IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments – from mainframe and distributed, to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures IT environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT services. CA Technologies innovative products and services provide the insight and control essential for IT organizations to power business agility. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 relies on CA Technologies to manage evolving IT ecosystems. For additional information, visit CA Technologies at www.ca.com.
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