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CA Named A Leader In Independent Analysis Of IT Asset Management Market


Company Cited For Comprehensive and Robust Solution Capable of Supporting the Needs of Large and Complex Organizations

ISLANDIA , N.Y. , August 8, 2006 – CA (NYSE: CA) today announced it was named a “Leader” in “The Forrester Wave™: IT Asset Management, Q3 2006,” Forrester Research Inc., August 4, 2006.

CA was among 10 companies invited by Forrester to participate in an evaluation of ITAM products across 43 criteria.

According to Forrester, “CA IT Asset Management offers a top-tier, comprehensive, and robust IT asset management solution for industrial-size multinationals. Part of the Unicenter portfolio, it is not only a natural fit for many organizations that already have a commitment to CA’s enterprise management tools, but also a leading solution with exceptional reach and functionality in its own right. Companies considering a standalone solution capable of supporting the needs of a large and complex organization should also consider the offering. The r11 solution suite is one of the most modern of all those that we evaluated.” (1)

Forrester notes that investment in ITAM projects are increasing as “enterprises react to compliancy pressure and realize that good documentation of their IT ’estate’ is a foundation to many other goals, especially the one of running IT as a business.” Forrester estimates that “an enterprise’s IT estate can often account for 50 percent of the total enterprise asset base and sometimes as much as 80 percent of capital expenditure.” (2)

“Asset management is a critical discipline for optimizing returns on infrastructure investments, maximizing IT staff productivity, maintaining the availability of existing business services, and accelerating the implementation of new ones,” said David Hurwitz, vice president of marketing at CA. “Forrester’s acknowledgement of CA’s leadership is further proof that CA offers a compelling solution for enterprises seeking to leverage their technology resources in support of key corporate objectives.”

CA Asset Management r11 helps customers reduce costs and improve decision-making by optimizing the technical, operational and financial performance of their IT resources. It seamlessly merges IT asset management functions such as discovery and inventory, software license management, vendor and contract management, and financial management. It also provides unparalleled decision support analytics for all categories of assets—whether they are leased, licensed, or owned outright—across the entire planning-to-disposal lifecycle.

CA also was named a “Leader” in “The Forrester Wave™: Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Q1 2006,” Forrester Research, Inc., March 13, 2006 and 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.

The ITAM Wave (2) report and the associated CA scorecard summary entitled “CA Is The Natural ITAM Choice For More Than Just CA-Centric Environments,” Forrester Research, Inc., August 4, 2006, are available at and

1. Forrester Research, Inc. “CA Is The Natural ITAM Choice For More Than Just CA-Centric Environments” Peter O’Neill, Reedwan Iqbal, et al. August 4, 2006.

2. Forrester Research, Inc. “The Forrester Wave TM: IT Asset Management, Q3 2006” Peter O’Neill, August 4, 2006.

About CA

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