Computer Associates Unicenter TNG Asset Management Option 3.1 Provides Complete Server-to-PDA Inventory Industry-Leading Inventory Management Solution Gives IT Managers

Much-Needed Control Over Proliferating Handhelds



    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
 operations.
     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
 organization.
     "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
 possible."
     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
 applications.
 
     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.

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