Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida Selects CA's Management Solutions for DB2

CA Solutions to Support eBusiness Initiatives and Reduce TCO

At Florida's Leading Health Care Coverage Company



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Computer Associates International, Inc.

    ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates International,
 Inc. (CA) today announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSFL),
 Florida's leading health care coverage company, has selected CA's database
 management solutions for monitoring the performance of its DB2 environment.
     The CA DB2 management solutions selected by BCBSFL help lower the "total
 cost of ownership" (TCO) by enabling the company to manage a substantial
 increase in database utilization necessitated by its eBusiness initiatives
 without the need for additional staff.  CA's integrated performance management
 solutions for DB2 for OS/390 will provide performance analysis of BCBSFL's
 applications and systems, ensuring around-the-clock availability and
 responsiveness, and enabling database administrators (DBAs) to proactively
 address database performance issues.
     "CA's performance management solutions for DB2 will provide BCBSFL with
 advanced and highly integrated solutions for managing and streamlining the
 performance of their DB2 for OS/390 applications and subsystems," said Richard
 Bolesta, brand manager for database management, CA.  "Because these solutions
 are integrated, they facilitate easy and rapid performance analysis and
 tuning, thus reducing DBA workload and increasing overall performance."
     CA offers an integrated set of solutions for DB2 for OS/390, encompassing
 performance monitoring and analysis, database administration, data
 availability, backup and recovery and application development.  CA's Solutions
 for DB2 for OS/390 are among the more than 180 CA products that IBM Global
 Services includes for worldwide distribution to its SystemPac offering.  CA
 solutions for DB2 for OS/390 and z/OS solutions also support DB2 UDB Server
 for OS/390 and z/OS, Version 7, which became general availability on March 30,
 2001.
 
     About Computer Associates
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers the software
 that manages eBusiness.  CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of
 eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure
 management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage,
 eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and
 predictive analysis and visualization.  Founded in 1976, CA serves
 organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune
 500 companies. For more information, please visit http://ca.com.
 
     All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein
 belong to their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE Computer Associates International, Inc.
    ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates International,
 Inc. (CA) today announced that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSFL),
 Florida's leading health care coverage company, has selected CA's database
 management solutions for monitoring the performance of its DB2 environment.
     The CA DB2 management solutions selected by BCBSFL help lower the "total
 cost of ownership" (TCO) by enabling the company to manage a substantial
 increase in database utilization necessitated by its eBusiness initiatives
 without the need for additional staff.  CA's integrated performance management
 solutions for DB2 for OS/390 will provide performance analysis of BCBSFL's
 applications and systems, ensuring around-the-clock availability and
 responsiveness, and enabling database administrators (DBAs) to proactively
 address database performance issues.
     "CA's performance management solutions for DB2 will provide BCBSFL with
 advanced and highly integrated solutions for managing and streamlining the
 performance of their DB2 for OS/390 applications and subsystems," said Richard
 Bolesta, brand manager for database management, CA.  "Because these solutions
 are integrated, they facilitate easy and rapid performance analysis and
 tuning, thus reducing DBA workload and increasing overall performance."
     CA offers an integrated set of solutions for DB2 for OS/390, encompassing
 performance monitoring and analysis, database administration, data
 availability, backup and recovery and application development.  CA's Solutions
 for DB2 for OS/390 are among the more than 180 CA products that IBM Global
 Services includes for worldwide distribution to its SystemPac offering.  CA
 solutions for DB2 for OS/390 and z/OS solutions also support DB2 UDB Server
 for OS/390 and z/OS, Version 7, which became general availability on March 30,
 2001.
 
     About Computer Associates
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers the software
 that manages eBusiness.  CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of
 eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure
 management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage,
 eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and
 predictive analysis and visualization.  Founded in 1976, CA serves
 organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune
 500 companies. For more information, please visit http://ca.com.
 
     All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein
 belong to their respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  Computer Associates International, Inc.