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Research Paper - Computer Associates
Joseph Payne
Assignment Presented in Final
MBA 590
Fall 2009

E-Mail:

joseph.payne@lmunet.edu

Instructor:

Dr. Jack McCann, Ph. D.

MBA 590 Final Assignment 2

Introduction
Computer Associates (CA) is involved in probably the most domineering market in American history, the computer software market, and has weathered management adversity and a virtual abolishment of stockholder confidence within the last 10 years. In this paper I hope to offer much of what caused adversity within Computer
Associates management structure and how they have, through aggressively pursuing strengths in it‘s approach to research and development
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Wyman, the former chairman and CEO of CBS, Inc. (2002. Guidera)
In 2004, new management reached a deal with the SEC to pay $225 million in compensation to shareholders victimized by the company 's criminal conduct. Former CEO Sanjay Kumar was formally indicted by a grand jury on counts of fraud, and obstruction.
In April 2004 Mr. Kenneth D. Cron, a director was appointed as interim chief executive succeeding
Sanjay Kumar, who resigned as chairman and chief executive. Mr. Kumar remained at Computer Associates as chief software architect, a new position. Later that same year IBM executive John Swainson became Computer
Associates‘ CEO Elect.
Even during all this shakeup, by 2002 CA had become the third-largest independent software company in the world (after Microsoft and Oracle). The company had expanded beyond mainframe utilities into PC software, database and banking applications, and network software. For the year ended March 31, 2002, CA reported annual sales of $3 billion, operating cash flow of $1.3 billion, and ending assets of $12.2 billion. (2002. CA
annual
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(2007. Garbani )
Relationship with major brands
CA has strong relationships with the major global brands. The company has a broad base of partners to reach more customers, improve the expertise in niche areas and provide fulfillment and distribution. CA has formed strategic alliances with global systems integrators for their process design and planning as well as vertical expertise. The company‘s system integrator partners include Accenture, Deloitte,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, TATA Consultancy Services, Infosys, and HCL Technologies. The company also aligned with value-added partners to offer enterprise solution implementation and to market software products.
CA‘s facilities managers include CSC, HP, IBM and EDS. CA has strong technology alliances with leading vendors to provide strong product integration and technical collaboration. (2007. Garbani )
The company‘s technology alliances include Cisco Systems, Dell, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Cisco,
Oracle, and SAP. The company‘s strong partnerships with major global brands enable it to improve

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