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CA Changes Shape

Computer Associates International Inc. (CA) (NYSE: CA), which has recently come under fire from users over support, announced the latest stage in the companys overhaul today (see CA Implements Biz Unit Alignment).

Company spokespeople say Jon Swainson, the newly appointed CEO who moved to CA from IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) last year, is on a mission to make the firm more user-friendly and responsive to customer needs (see Swainson Swoops in as CA CEO).

CA will now be split into five main business units – Enterprise Systems Management, Security Management, Storage Management, and two newly formed units, the Business Service Optimization (BSO) and CA Products groups.

BSO will focus on developing lifecycle and systems management technologies, particularly as they apply to IT governance and change management. The Products group is an umbrella organization comprising products that fall outside CA’s core areas.

There will also be some new faces on Long Island. The Enterprise Systems Management business unit, for example, will be led by Alan F. Nugent, the former CTO of Novell Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL), who is due to join CA later this week. Nugent will be responsible for most of CA’s widely deployed Unicenter product line.

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