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CUSTOMER SUCCESSES MARK FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF COMPUTER ASSOCIATES' ca smart SOLUTION CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Certified Interoperability with Partners' Diverse Products Ensures Fast, Effective Solutions to Key IT Challenges
ISLANDIA, N.Y., July 16, 2002 - Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) today marked the first anniversary of its ca smart solution certification program by showcasing customers and partners who have experienced tangible benefits from the program's diverse solutions. These solutions have enabled customers to combine best-in-class technologies from CA and its partners to quickly and effectively address their most critical information technology challenges.ca smart certification is earned by partners who deliver business value and technical excellence through the integration of their products with CA technologies. The program promotes close collaboration between CA and its partners, ensuring that certified solutions meet the highest standards of engineering quality and deliver tangible business benefits.
Solutions featured within the ca smart solution certification program benefit customers from a wide range of vertical markets and represent CA's key IT focus areas.
Party City, one of the world's largest party supply retailers, is utilizing G&Z Systems' ca smart certified PollView in conjunction with CA's Unicenter to radically simplify the management of its geographically distributed IT infrastructure.
"We are truly impressed with the functionality of the combined solutions," said William Zaccardi, Party City's Director of IT. "The tight integration between Unicenter and G&Z's PollView has enabled Party City to slash the cost and complexity of technology ownership, while boosting the reliability of our critical systems."
LA Fireman's Credit Union, a full-service financial institution committed to providing for the financial security of its members/owners, is deploying SAFLINK's SAFaccess to add biometric capabilities to CA's eTrust Single Sign-On.
"In enhancing our ability to securely administer access to business-critical systems, we needed a solution which combined the utmost in flexibility, convenience and protection," said George King, vice president, IS, LA Fireman's Credit Union. "We believe the integrated offering from CA and SAFLINK, as implemented by Stirling Systems Group, will provide us with the unique capability to identify and administrate the use of our systems."
The University of New Mexico leverages both the hierarchical storage management capabilities of CaminoSoft's Managed Server solution and the extensive functionality of CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup to optimize the performance and resource-efficiency of its data protection strategy.
"We used to think that it would be impossible to keep pace with the data growth on our servers and control storage costs at the same time," said Barney Metzner, manager, Systems Group, Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center, University of New Mexico. "But the uniquely powerful combination of CaminoSoft's ca smart certified Managed Server and CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup solution provides us with an extremely effective way to meet our growing storage requirements without busting our budget."
Portal and Business Intelligence
The Dutch Tax and Customs Administration is utilizing LibRT's VALENS, a ca smart certified add-on for CA's CleverPath Aion Business Rules Expert, to automatically verify the consistency, completeness and non-redundancy of formal models of legislation.
"The ability to automatically detect anomalies in drafts of regulations is an important service for our legal staff and ultimately the citizens of the Netherlands," said Dr. Tom van Engers, the Administration's POWER Program Manager. "LibRT's VALENS solution - ca smart certified with CA's CleverPath Aion Business Rules Expert - helps us to further improve the quality of our regulations and legislation."
Application Life Cycle Management
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) has deployed the ca smart certified Meta Integration Model Bridge (MIMB) to help development teams more efficiently share data models, including those created by CA's AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler, further streamlining the technical integration of its mission-critical systems.
"Capitalizing on the Department of Defense standard data models developed and published by CA's AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler and shared by Meta Integration's MIMB, the MSC is able to more efficiently reuse critical standard data elements in support of enterprise-wide systems integration," said Gordon Spicer, Director of the Technical Integration Division at MSC. "The meta data sharing and reuse capabilities of these solutions, as deployed by Dyad Sodality, Inc., are especially important in achieving higher levels of systems consistency, quality, and manageability."
Data Management and Application Development
Missouri River Energy Services, a large utility company serving the Midwest U.S., implemented the ca smart certified ProphecyOpen, which CA's partner Prophecy built on CA's Advantage Ingres Enterprise Relational Database.
"In an increasingly deregulated business environment, the effective design and rapid deployment of our new finance system were critical to maintaining our company's competitive edge," said Merlin Sawyer, CFO, Missouri River Energy Services. "The complementary strengths of CA's Advantage Ingres database technology and the ProphecyOpen solution enabled us to easily build a comprehensive system to our exact specifications that incorporated our many existing enterprise applications and data sources."
"IT managers today are extremely concerned about the quality and reliability of the technologies they assimilate into their enterprise environments," said Russell M. Artzt, executive vice president, CA. "The resounding success of this first year proves that our ca smart solution certification program fully addresses these concerns, allowing customers to move forward with new, complex technology initiatives with total confidence in the quality and efficacy of their chosen, multi-vendor solutions."
A complete list of ca smart certified solutions is available at http://ca.com/casmart.
About Computer Associates
Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA) delivers The Software That Manages eBusiness. CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of eBusiness management through industry-leading brands: Unicenter for infrastructure management, eTrust for security management, BrightStor for storage management, CleverPath for portal and business intelligence, AllFusion for application life cycle management, Advantage for data management and application development, and Jasmine for object-oriented database technology. Founded in 1976, CA serves organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit http://ca.com.
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