PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP And CA Form Alliance To Help Customers Manage It Assets Across The Enterprise
Strategic Management of Hardware and Software Helps Companies Reduce Costs, Enforce Security Policies and Ensure Compliance.
NEW YORK CITY and ISLANDIA, N.Y., November 30, 2005 – PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and CA (NYSE: CA) today announced an agreement to help companies optimize the use of IT assets across their organizations. By taking advantage of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ strategic approach to helping companies improve the performance and value of their IT organization and CA’s industry-leading management software solutions, organizations can realize greater business value from their IT resources and deliver IT services at less expense.
”Because business is so dependent on IT assets- and because tight budgets demand maximum management efficiency of those assets — it’s essential for companies to know exactly where hardware and software dollars have been spent and where those resources have been deployed,” said Lokesh Jindal, vice president of Business Service Optimization at CA. “By working together, PricewaterhouseCoopers and CA will enable IT managers to optimize their IT assets and make better decisions through greater financial and operational visibility.”
PricewaterhouseCoopers has developed a methodology for IT Asset Management (ITAM) based on its experience with many ITAM deployments. This proven methodology addresses the full range of asset management issues — including security, business continuity, compliance, process automation, and contract management. For example, the methodology enforces security policies by helping ensure that IT systems are properly disposed of at the end of their useful lifespan so that the sensitive business information they contain is appropriately protected.
CA’s IT asset management solutions enable organizations to intelligently manage the end-to-end asset lifecycle, from procurement and deployment to maintenance and disposal. The CA solutions automate all core asset management processes — including asset discovery and inventory, contract and financial management, and reconciliation of discovered and owned assets. Through integration with CA’s service management solutions, they help IT organizations improve service to the business.
“As companies adopt the philosophy of ’managing IT as a business,’ the need for effective decision-making becomes critically apparent,” said Carl Tudor, director, Advisory, PricewaterhouseCoopers. “An ITAM program is a foundational element in enabling effective decision-making to optimize the utilization of corporate IT assets. Companies are not only concerned about being efficient financial stewards. They are also concerned about the risks they face in reputational and legal exposure regarding compliance to software license contracts, and they know they must have effective security in place to protect their IT assets.”
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 http://ca.com.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (www.pwc.com) provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services for public and private clients. More than 120,000 people in 144 countries connect their thinking, experience and solutions to build public trust and enhance value for clients and their stakeholders. “PricewaterhouseCoopers” refers to the network of member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each of which is a separate and independent legal entity.
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