In the latest survey conducted by CA Technologies (CA), the North American cloud service providers (CSPs) surveyed revealed that around half of their customers...(read more
CA Inc. (CA) recently announced its intent of further enhancing its Content-Aware Identity and Access management (IAM) solution in order to deliver an upgraded security solution for...(read more
Earnings Overview for CA, Inc. (CA) By Robert Weinstein
CA, Inc. (CA) is expected to report earnings for last fiscal quarter after the closing bell on October 26, 2011.
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CA (CA) Company Overview
(NYSE: CA) sells software that help automate IT tasks such as managing databases, backing up data, and checking for compliance with regulations such as security standards. As data is increasingly becoming digitized and stored, ensuring that security of company networks through encryption, firewalls, and antivirus software will become even more important. Over 99% of Fortune 1000 companies and other governmental, educational, and corporate customers use CA's services.
Like most software vendors, CA charges its clients both licensing fees for the software as well as support and maintenance fees. However, CA is different than most enterprise software companies in that the vast majority of its revenues - 80% - come from licensing fees, not service and support.
As one of the four largest IT management companies by revenue, CA benefits from growth of the IT management software market, which the Gartner group expects to grow to $60 billion in 2010 from $44 billion in 2005.
In 2007, around forty seven percent of CA's revenue still came from the mainframe market, which has been declining since the 1990s. Mainframes are being replaced by less costly distributed computing systems, which consist of a network of computers working together on a task. While CA sells software for these distributed systems, competition is fiercer in this market due to the large number of vendors. Large IT companies such as IBM and HP also offer bundled services that compete directly with CA's software offerings.
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