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  • CA acquires Australian telecom consultancy

    CA Technologies has acquired Torokina Networks, a Sydney-based consultancy focused on helping communications service providers (CSPs) in the Asia-Pacific region manage their networks, the companies announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • CA cutting 1,000 jobs

    CA is planning to cut about 1,000 jobs, or roughly 7.7 percent of its workforce, according to a document filed on Tuesday with the US Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • CA buys Oblicore to manage cloud services

    CA Monday announced it had acquired for an undisclosed sum privately held Oblicore, a maker of service-level management technology that could enable CA to develop IT service catalogue capabilities for customers looking to extend management into cloud computing environments.

  • Cameron steps into CA role

    Former Lenovo managing director and industry veteran, Phil Cameron, has taken up an Asia-Pacific channel role with CA. His new position as vice-president of sales sees him responsible for the vendor’s Internet Security Business Unit (ISBU) including its consumer VET antivirus products, Internet Security Suite and 2010 releases, and Threat Manager Total Defence for the business market. Cameron said 100 per cent of the ISBU business went through channel. His key focus is to improve CA’s engagement with partners and form more strategic relationships. Cameron announced his departure from Lenovo in September. At that time, he told ARN his intention was to stay within the IT channel. “The channel is in my DNA and I’m looking forward to getting back into that,” he said. “When I was looking for a change, I wanted something with broader scope in Asia-Pacific that was different from hardware. I like going into businesses that are aligned with channel, but offer opportunity to do a better job than in the past. “My first priority is to work on our Australian business. There’s a great opportunity to improve our overall engagement with business partners, our coverage and support.” CA had 540 active dealers across A/NZ that he hoped to work more closely with. In a statement, CA senior vice-president and general manager for ISBU, George Kafkarkou, welcomed Cameron to the team and said his sales, channel and leadership experience were vital in its push for broader regional market share. Cameron reports to CA vice-president for global channel sales, Chris Hickey, and is based in Sydney.

  • CA's Swainson set to depart

    CA has announced that John Swainson, chief executive officer, plans to retire from the company on December 31, 2009, or upon the earlier selection of a successor. A committee of the Company’s Board of Directors has been formed to begin an immediate search for a successor.  “Five years ago, I joined CA with the goal of helping CA become a trusted, valued, and strategic partner, not only to our customers, shareholders, employees, but also in the communities where we live and work around the world,” says Swainson. “I am very proud that the CA team has largely accomplished the goal we set five years ago. We have restored CA’s business momentum, delivered 14 quarters of solid financial results and are positioning the company for the next phase of growth driven by promising technologies that include virtualisation and cloud computing. This is the opportune time to transition to new leadership as CA begins its drive to the next level.”  Swainson will remain CEO and a director of the company during the transition and plans to step down as a member of the Board of Directors effective upon his retirement from CA. To assist in the transition, the CA Board of Directors has named William McCracken, previously non-executive chairman of the Board, as the company’s interim executive chairman of the board until a successor for Swainson is named, or at the discretion of the board. The company also announced that CA board member Gary Fernandes has been named as interim lead Independent Director during the transition.

  • Cory Grant champions the storage 'storm'

    Trading a chef’s kitchen for a career in the hustle and bustle of IT sales and storage was an easy decision for CA’s Wellington-based channel account director Cory Grant 19 years ago.