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CA Extends Ca Change And Configuration Management


CA (NYSE: CA) today announced the latest upgrades to its CA Change and Configuration Management (CCM) solution, featuring new capabilities that facilitate compliance with change management policies, enhance usability for developers, and improve performance. The upgrades, which are generally available, also enable IT organizations to seamlessly and securely link CCM with management tools such as CA Service Desk.

By delivering a system of checks and balances that supports strategic versus reactive change management, CA CCM enables IT organizations to efficiently maintain control of large, complex and dynamic enterprise computing environments.

“Because today’s complex enterprise computing environments are characterized by interdependencies between application code written by different development teams and running on different platforms, it is more important than ever to maintain a highly disciplined change management process,” said Pradeep Bhanot, director of product marketing at CA. “CA’s Change and Configuration Management solution uniquely fulfills this requirement by allowing IT organizations to implement and enforce change management best practices—safeguarding the integrity and availability of critical business services, while also reducing the cost of ongoing code maintenance.”

CA CCM includes CA Software Change Manager for Mainframe r12 with new functionality that helps IT organizations better control the development-and-release process. The new release:

* Dramatically increases performance by supporting concurrent use of multiple z/OS address spaces and simultaneous execution of multiple actions.
* Enhances compliance by automatically ensuring retention of earlier software versions.
* Provides a single “promotion package” that can be reused throughout the entire software lifecycle, removing the need for separate packages as elements are promoted from stage to stage.
* Reduces administrative costs by automatically detecting links between libraries for compiles, builds, etc.
* Features an updated user interface that provides more flexible access to information and all code elements.

“With 16 hospitals depending on us to address their ever-evolving IT needs, it is essential for us to be able to diligently administer massive amounts of code developed with many different tools for many different computing platforms,” said Glenn Harper, system programmer at Memorial Hermann Hospital. “We rely heavily on CA’s Software Change Management Solution to automate our software lifecycle processes, optimize our staff productivity and ensure maximum system performance at all locations.”

CA CCM also includes a new product, SOA Integration Bridge, which facilitates connectivity to other solutions associated with the software change management process, such as CA Service Desk and HP Quality Center. IT organizations can easily configure SOA Integration Bridge to meet their specific needs, including defining custom fields and mapping data elements.

CA CCM also features CA Unicenter Patch Management r11.2, which streamlines change management for packaged software running on Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and IBM AIX.

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