Feeds

CA reorganisation puts emphasis on security

Trimming the sails

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Computer Associates Tuesday announced a reorganisation of its business to place more emphasis on its core systems management and security operations. CA is dividing itself into business units rather than product-based divisions in a strategy that will see the software giant organised along the same lines as arch-rival IBM.

CA's five new business units - each accountable for its own staffing, strategy and individual profitability - include divisions looking after enterprise systems management, security management, storage management, business service optimization and a CA products group. CA hopes to begin reporting profit and loss figures broken down by business unit starting Q1 2006 (which begins June 2005).

Heading the new enterprise systems management unit will be Alan Nugent, former chief technology officer at Novell, who joins CA on 8 April. Most of the products in CA's Unicenter systems management portfolio will be handled by this division. Toby Weiss will lead the security management business unit, overseeing CA’s eTrust portfolio.

The heads of the five new divisions will report to Russell Artzt, CA's executive vice president for products, who will continue to report to new chief exec John Swainson. CA said the reorganisation will streamline its overall operations and make it more responsive to changing market conditions. It didn't say whether or not the rejig would be accompanied by job cuts.

CA is trying to steady the ship in the aftermath of a long-running accounting scandal that has seen the company's former CEO, Sanjay Kumar, and other former senior executives charged with securities fraud and obstruction of justice. Last September CA agreed to pay $225m to shareholders to compensate for losses resulting from premature booking of $2.2bn in revenue between January 1998 and September 2000. ®

Related stories

CA finds Big Blue exec for CEO role
CA re-organises management
Novell man reappears at CA
Former CA boss Kumar charged with fraud, obstructing justice
CA's Kumar pleads not guilty to fraud
CA puts 35-day month and $2.2bn in revenue behind it

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Preview redux: Microsoft ships new Windows 10 build with 7,000 changes
Latest bleeding-edge bits borrow Action Center from Windows Phone
Google opens Inbox – email for people too thick to handle email
Print this article out and give it to someone tech-y if you get stuck
Microsoft promises Windows 10 will mean two-factor auth for all
Sneak peek at security features Redmond's baking into new OS
UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan
'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source
Entity Framework goes 'code first' as Microsoft pulls visual design tool
Visual Studio database diagramming's out the window
Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...
Wobbly Gmail, Contacts, Calendar on the other hand ...
DEATH by PowerPoint: Microsoft warns of 0-day attack hidden in slides
Might put out patch in update, might chuck it out sooner
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.