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CA's purchase of Concord: A Beginning and an End?

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With the acquisition of Concord, CA may move toward Concord's service-management approach, which has done well in large enterprises. The Concord technology also has gained some traction in small and midsize networks, where competitors have consistently beaten Unicenter.

But the so-called win-win Concord acquisition may be lose-lose for the old Unicenter: an end to the 3-D maps, object database and portal front end. An end to complicated, professional services-heavy implementations. And an end to an unmanageable management dinosaur.