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EMA Asset Management Solutions Center: CA Product Profile Company Info Company name: CA, Inc. Address: One CA Plaza Islandia, NY 11749 United States — Map Company phone: (631) 342-6000 Company website: http://www.ca.com Date founded: Founded in New York in 1976 as Computer Associates International, Inc. Years in asset management: Sixteen
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EMA Viewpoint Strengths Takes a comprehensive, lifecycle view of IT asset management from acquisition to disposal Software asset management that uses a patent-pending license compliance engine to identify and correlate licensed software to usage rights, contracts and procurement data Tightly integrated solution that links to CA Service Catalog, CA CMDB and CA Clarity PPM Limitations Needs more extensive integration with non-CA solutions for heterogeneous environments Capacity management still on the horizon. Summary CA IT Asset Management is a far-reaching solution suitable for enterprises seeking to take a broad view for IT asset management. The company takes a lifecycle approach in managing IT assets where IT asset lifecycle management is all encompassing including the disciplines of operational IT asset management (ITAM), IT financial management, service management and portfolio management. Integration is key in this solution tight integration with other disciplines is and has been a native design point. This design point includes a combination of infrastructure and service monitoring that as it evolves should be able to relate all three pivotal factors in EMA’s three axes of empowerment: quality, cost and demand from a financial planning perspective. As noted, the solution also integrates workflow and project management, as well as maturity assessment and other business tools, nicely with a broad-based architectural foundation. EMA views this structured approach to asset management favorably. Asset and inventory management systems that can offer their own on-board discovery offer the best value to customers. CA IT Asset Management incorporates what CA calls “continuous and active discovery”: traditional discovery methods (those requiring user intervention) and auto-detection when new assets are connected into the network. CA’s autodiscovery of newly-added network elements drives real-time asset management both a requirement and an opportunity for efficiency in large IT shops. The company has taken both telecommunications resources as well as network components into consideration by way of acquisitions and partnerships that are now meaningfully integrated as well.
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One limitation in CA Asset Management is in the area of capacity management. While CA is working to develop this functionality, neither the Asset Management product nor anything much else beyond its acquisition of Concord’s eHealth currently provides it. CA has made progress in integrating change and service management processes within its own offerings. Yet it continues to have limited capabilities when it comes to third
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