ISLANDIA, N.Y., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates International,
Inc. (CA), one of the world's foremost eBusiness software leaders, today
announced the general availability of Unicenter TNG Asset Management Option
(AMO) 3.1, an advanced asset management solution that fully automates the
inventory and management of enterprise IT assets -- including personal data
assistants (PDAs) and other handheld devices.
Unicenter TNG AMO automatically collects and maintains a complete and
accurate inventory of all enterprise computing resources, including
comprehensive data on all hardware and software configurations. It also
enables eBusiness organizations to implement enterprise-wide, policy-based
administration of all their resources from a central location. These
capabilities empower IT managers to make more effective purchasing decisions,
more accurately forecast future spending, and improve departmental support
The accurate, up-to-date inventory data maintained by Unicenter TNG AMO
can also be used in conjunction with other key management functions such as
help desk services, corporate financials, and software distribution tools.
This integration can significantly improve IT department productivity, enhance
IT service levels, and contribute to the overall financial performance of the
"ICL manages the IT infrastructure and applications for many large UK
customers across Government and industry and makes wide use of CA's desktop
management solutions," said Norman Jamison, principal Technical Design
Authority in ICL's Enterprise Management Solution Center. "Many of our
customers view asset management as highly important to their operation. We
are actively looking to implement asset management in as many accounts as
The asset management capabilities offered by Unicenter TNG AMO are
especially relevant for distributed organizations that are deploying wireless
devices -- such as PDAs and laptop PCs -- at an increasing rate. Based on the
widely acclaimed Unicenter TNG enterprise management framework, AMO offers an
effective, scalable platform for tracking Windows CE and Palm OS devices,
regardless of their location.
"Asset management remains critical to organizations, particularly with the
introduction of new handheld devices, platforms and the need to support the
growing mobile enterprise," said Stephen Drake, Senior Research Analyst, IDC.
"Solutions that seamlessly integrate and share data with other important
functions such as software distribution and remote control are key winning
attributes for successful providers of mobile and remote systems management."
Unicenter TNG AMO 3.1 features tight integration and full data sharing
with other popular components of CA's award-winning enterprise management
solutions portfolio -- including Unicenter TNG Software Delivery Option (SDO)
and Remote Control Option (RCO). By integrating these three robust management
options, resource-strapped eBusinesses are afforded a centralized mechanism by
which to manage, configure, and troubleshoot their entire IT enterprise in a
highly automated fashion.
"As corporate eBusiness environments become increasingly distributed and
complex, effective asset management has become essential for keeping IT
operations cost-effective and maintaining 24x7 service availability," said
Joseph Pascal, brand manager, enterprise management solutions, CA. "With
Unicenter TNG AMO 3.1, IT managers will always know exactly what's out there
and exactly how it's configured. That's an absolute must if you're trying to
keep eBusiness services up and running with a minimum of technical personnel."
Unicenter TNG AMO 3.1 also offers extended support for Linux devices, as
well as support for Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) -- an industry
standard for interoperability between multiple vendors' management
About Computer Associates
Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA) delivers the most
advanced and comprehensive portfolio of software solutions that manage
eBusiness. CA has more than 18,000 employees worldwide and had revenue in
excess of $6 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000. For more
information, visit http://ca.com.
SOURCE Computer Associates International, Inc.