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CA Named a Leader in IT Asset Lifecycle Management by Independent Research Firm


CA IT Client Manager and CA IT Asset Manager Among 12 IT Asset Lifecycle Management Tools Evaluated

ISLANDIA, N.Y. – CA (NASDAQ: CA) today announced it has been named a “Leader” for IT asset lifecycle management (ITALM) tools in The Forrester Wave™: IT Asset Lifecycle Management, Q2 2009 (April 2009) research report.* CA earned a “Leader” rating based on its strong end-to-end offerings and excellent product vision based on Forrester’s evaluation of CA IT Client Manager and CA IT Asset Manager.

For the ITALM management tools report, Forrester analysts evaluated 12 products among 11 vendors based on 81 criteria grouped by Current Offering, Strategy and Market Presence. CA’s solution, which includes CA IT Client Manager and CA IT Asset Manager, had the top score for Current Offering and Market Presence categories. Current Offering was evaluated on various features and CA earned top scores in contractual management, vendor management and financial management capabilities. Market Presence was evaluated on installed base and revenue.

“Investments in ITALM projects—the accounting for all assets throughout their lifecycle from procurement to disposal—are increasing as enterprises react to compliancy pressure and realize that good documentation of their IT ‘estate’ is a foundation for many other goals they wish to achieve—especially the one of running IT as a business,” Forrester stated in the report. “As IT organizations continuously strive to deliver the right services at the right cost with the best quality to their customers, it is crucial that they manage their IT assets as a foundation for service delivery and service support. The reason is very simple: If you don’t know what you have in your estate, you can’t build and deliver sophisticated service levels.”

CA believes companies need complete visibility and control of IT assets to drive cost savings, manage their software license agreements, and improve financial planning as part of a portfolio-driven approach to managing IT services.

“Comprised of IT Client Manager, CA IT Asset Manager, and CA Service Accounting, this solution is a natural fit for organizations using CA enterprise management tools and for companies that are considering a well-rounded and extremely sophisticated ITALM solution,” wrote Evelyn Hubbert, senior analyst, IT Infrastructure & Operations, Forrester Research.

“In tough times, IT is expected to help cut costs, without compromising business growth. The cost management benefits of IT Asset Management are well-known and can have significant business-level impact, enabling budgeting and forecasting, improving contract negotiations, optimizing capital expenditures, and ensuring software license compliance,” said Brian Bell, senior vice president and general manager, CA Service Management. “With a portfolio-level view of their entire IT asset cost base, CA Asset Lifecycle Management solutions can help organizations greatly enhance business decisions to improve financial management and lower administrative costs.”

For a copy of The Forrester Wave™: IT Asset Lifecycle Management, Q2 2009 report, please visit

*Forrester, Inc., “The Forrester Wave™: IT Asset Lifecycle Management, Q2 2009” by Evelyn Hubbert, with Peter O’Neill and Ben Echols.

CA (NASDAQ: CA) is the world’s leading independent IT management software company. With CA’s Enterprise IT Management (EITM) vision and expertise, organizations can more effectively govern, manage and secure IT to optimize business performance and sustain competitive advantage. For more information, visit


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