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Encyclopedia > Computer Associates
CA, Inc.
Image:Computer Associates logo.png
Type Public (NYSE: CA)
Founded 1976
Location Islandia, New York
Key people John A. Swainson (CEO, President), Jeff Clarke (COO)
Industry Application software
Products See article
Revenue Image:green up.png $3.56 billion USD (2005)
Operating Income {{{operating_income}}}
Net Income {{{net_income}}}
Employees 15,300 (2004)
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Subsidiaries {{{subsid}}}
Website www.cai.com

CA, Inc. NYSE: CA is a computer software company, founded in New York by Charles B. Wang in 1976. Computer Associates logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... A public company is a company owned by the public rather than by a relatively few individuals. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), also nicknamed the Big Board, is the largest stock exchange in the world (by dollar volume) and second largest by number of listings. ... Islandia is a village located in Suffolk County, New York. ... Application software is a loosely defined subclass of computer software that employs the capabilities of a computer directly to a task that the user wishes to perform. ... Revenue is a US business term for the amount of money that a company can receive from its activities, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Green up arrow for a positive change in revenue from last fiscal year. ... This article is about general United States currency. ... EBIT stands for Earnings before Interest and Taxes (operating income). ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... In business, a subsidiary is a company controlled by another company or corporation. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), also nicknamed the Big Board, is the largest stock exchange in the world (by dollar volume) and second largest by number of listings. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Charles B. Wang (王嘉廉, pinyin: Wáng Jiálián) (born August 19, 1944) is the founder of Computer Associates International Inc. ...



As of January, 2006, the "CA" product offerings include the following:

  • Life Cycle Management: AllFusion (e.g. AllFusion Harvest Change Manager)
  • Data Management and Application Development: Advantage
  • Storage: BrightStor
    • BrighStor SAN Designer
    • BrighStor SAN Manager
    • BrighStor Storage Resource Manager (SRM)
    • BrighStor Storage Command Center
    • BrightStor Arcserve Backup
    • BrightStor Enterprise Backup
    • BrightStor High Availability for Windows
  • Enterprise Management: Unicenter
    • CA Unicenter Asset Management
    • CA Unicenter Autosys Job Management
    • CA Unicenter CA-XCOM Data Transport (formerly Advantage CA-XCOM Data Transport)
    • CA Unicenter Network and Systems Management
    • CA Unicenter Service Management
    • CA Unicenter Service Desk
    • CA Unicenter Software Delivery
    • eHealth
    • Spectrum
  • Portal and Business Intelligence: CleverPath (e.g. Aion BRE)
  • Security Management: eTrust
    • Identity and Access Management
      • eTrust Siteminder
      • eTrust IdentityMinder
      • eTrust Single Sign On
      • eTrust Access Control
      • eTrust Admin
    • Threat Management
      • eTrust AntiVirus
      • eTrust EZArmor (including antivirus, a firewall (licensed from Zone Labs), and PestPatrol).
      • eTrust Firewall
      • eTrust Intrusion Detection
    • Security Information Management
      • eTrust Audit
      • eTrust Security Command Center
      • eTrust Network Forensics

AllFusion Harvest Change Manager is a software tool for the configuration management (revision control, SCM etc) of source code and other software development assets. ... Computer Associates Unicenter Autosys Job Management is an application used in large Enterprises for Cross Platform scheduling. ... Cleverpath AION Business Rules Expert (former Platinum AIONDS or Trinsic AIONDS) is an implementation of an expert system. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Pestpatrol, acquired by Computer Associates (CA) on August 2004, has billed itself as the Authority in Spyware Protection. ...


Founded by Queens College graduate Charles B. Wang along with others including Russell M. Artzt 1976, CA has been based in New York since then. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ...

CA began by selling CA-Sort, a product created by a Swiss company that was also called Computer Associates. By 1980, the American CA had done so well that it could afford to buy the Swiss CA.

In 1981 the company made its IPO and is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange. New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), also nicknamed the Big Board, is the largest stock exchange in the world (by dollar volume) and second largest by number of listings. ...

In the early 1990s a rapidly expanding CA moved its headquarters from Garden City, NY to Islandia, NY after receiving an attractive tax-free proposal on a large plot of land in Islandia, just north of the Long Island Expressway. The Village of Garden City, New York is located in Nassau County, New York in the USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 21,672. ... Islandia could refer to: The community of Islandia, Florida The community of Islandia, New York The book Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Wang served as both Chairman and CEO for over 20 years until he retired in 2002 and was succeeded eventually in both roles by his long time colleague Sanjay Kumar. Sanjay Kumar (born Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1962) is the Chairman & CEO of Computer Associates International. ...

In April, 2004, in the face of a well publicized accounting scandal, Kumar stepped down as CEO, and in May, Ken Cron was nominated interim CEO. Finally, in November, 2004 the company named IBM executive John Swainson CEO Elect. International Business Machines Corporation (IBM, or colloquially, Big Blue) NYSE: IBM (incorporated June 15, 1911, in operation since 1888) is headquartered in Armonk, NY, USA. The company manufactures and sells computer hardware, software, infrastructure services and consulting services. ...

In that same year, the company began to opensource their Ingres database product, touting it to be more powerful than MySQL and PostgreSQL. Later, in 2005, CA divested Ingres to the Ingres Corporation. Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... This article is about a relational database system. ... David Axmark (left) and Michael Monty Widenius, Founders of MySQL AB, at a conference MySQL is a multithreaded, multi-user, SQL (Structured Query Language) Database Management System (DBMS) with an estimated six million installations. ... PostgreSQL is a free object-relational database server (database management system), released under a flexible BSD-style license. ...

CA is the world's fifth-largest independent software company with approximately 16,000 employees, and was a 1999 IndustryWeek fortune 1000 company.

Today, CA has many offices throughout the United States and the world, including offices in six continents, including England, Germany, France, India, China, Latin America, Israel, and Australia. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...

In Feb 2006, Computer Associates International officially changed its name to CA, Inc.


CA has a long history of acquisitions (strategic and wholesale) in order to enhance its position in various segments of the software industry.

  • 2006
    • Wily Tech for $375M - Enhances CA's Application management software capabilities.
    • Control-F1 Corporation - extends CA's Service Desk offerings
  • 2005
    • iLumin Software Services - Storage Management products
    • Qurb - enhances CA anti-spam offerings
    • Tiny Software - Firewall products
    • Niku - $350M - IT Management and Governance Solutions
    • Concord Communications - $350M - Enhances CA's network management capabilites
      • eHealth, Spectrum, & netViz product lines
  • 2004
    • Netegrity - $430M - Enhances CA's identity and access management solutions
    • PestPatrol - Industry leading anti-spyware solutions
    • Miramar - Desktop DNA configuration management product(s)
  • 2003
    • Netreon - SAN Designer product
    • SilentRunner - innovative industry leading network forensics technologies
  • 2000
    • Sterling Software
      • Cayenne Software
    • Applied Management Systems Inc.
  • 1999
    • Platinum Technology International - $3.5B
  • 1998
    • QXCOM
    • Viewpoint DataLabs International - 3D Modeling technology
    • Realogic, Inc.
  • 1997
    • AI Ware, Inc.
    • Avalan Technology, Inc.
  • 1996
    • Cheyenne Software - ArcServe storage products
  • 1995
    • Legent Corporation
  • 1993
    • The ASK Group, Inc. - Acquisition included the INGRES DBMS products
  • 1989
    • Cullinet - $333M
  • 1988
    • Applied Data Research - $170M
  • 1987
    • UCCEL - $780M


In 2000, a class-action lawsuit accused founder Charles Wang, co-founder Russell Artzt and then president Sanjay Kumar of wrongly reporting more than $500 million in revenue in its 1998 and 1999 fiscal years, in order to artificially inflate the stock price. A previous stock option set in 1995 specified that a certain number of shares would vest when CA's shares sustained a target price. The benchmark was met in 1998, and the three executives combined received nearly $1 billion in CA stock. Since then, at least four other class-action suits have been filed against CA. This article is about the legal term. ... Charles B. Wang (王嘉廉, pinyin: Wáng Jiálián) (born August 19, 1944) is the founder of Computer Associates International Inc. ... Sanjay Kumar (born Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1962) is the Chairman & CEO of Computer Associates International. ...

In 2004, new management reached a deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 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. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, commonly referred to as the SEC, is the United States governing body which has primary responsibility for overseeing the regulation of the securities industry. ... Sanjay Kumar (born Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1962) is the Chairman & CEO of Computer Associates International. ... A grand jury is a type of common law jury responsible for investigating alleged crimes, examining evidence, and issuing indictments if they believe that there is enough evidence for a trial to proceed. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
Computer Associates International, Inc., Sanjay Kumar and Stephen Richards, and Steven Woghin : Lit. Rel. No. 18891 / ... (992 words)
Computer Associates has agreed to settlements with the SEC and the Justice Department in which the company will pay $225 million in restitution to shareholders and will make reforms to its corporate governance and financial accounting controls.
Executives, including defendants Kumar, Richards, and Woghin, held Computer Associates' books open for several days after the end of each quarter to improperly record in that quarter revenue from contracts that were not executed by customers or Computer Associates until several days or more after the expiration of the quarter.
Computer Associates continued the improper practice of improperly recognizing revenue from contracts that Computer Associates signed after quarter end through the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2000.
Past CA coverage -- Newsday.com (1534 words)
Former Computer Associates chairman Sanjay Kumar, who was indicted last month in connection with a $2.2-billion accounting manipulation scheme at the Islandia software company, has launched a tech investment firm with unnamed "veteran" partners that is working with 14 companies, he told a reporter this weekend.
Computer Associates International Inc. is closing in on a settlement with federal prosecutors that could avoid the harsh penalty of a corporate indictment, turning instead to a deferred prosecution, a substantial fine and possibly even the appointment of a monitor, sources familiar with the case said.
Computer Associates International Inc. said yesterday it would delay final reporting of fourth-quarter financial results by up to two weeks, citing the "time-consuming" process of restating two years of financial results amid intensifying federal probes of its accounting.
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