Newsday Hits Tight Media Deadlines by Dispatching Computer Associates Unicenter TNG

CA's eBusiness Management Solution Keeps Critical Networks Up

While Reducing Costs



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Computer Associates International, Inc.

    ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates
 International, Inc. (CA), the world's leading provider of eBusiness management
 solutions, announced today that Newsday, the nation's fifth largest
 metropolitan newspaper, has deployed CA's Unicenter TNG to efficiently monitor
 and manage the networks and systems that keep its business-critical editorial
 and advertising operations running around the clock.
     "As a daily newspaper with tight deadlines, system failure is not an
 option," said Robert Rosenthal, information technology director, Newsday.
 "It's critical that we do everything possible to prevent outages and respond
 to them quickly.  After careful analysis we decided Unicenter TNG was the best
 management solution for us."
     Newsday's daily deadlines require that any system outage to servers, hubs,
 routers or the network circuits themselves be minimized.  With Unicenter TNG,
 Newsday can manage the entire network, optimize system availability, improve
 overall performance and even predict when system outages are going to occur.
     Unicenter TNG helps Newsday provide 24 x 7 availability to employees that
 are on tight deadlines.  "With Unicenter TNG, our central help desk is
 notified immediately of any problems, and we can respond accordingly," said
 Rosenthal.  "This includes event notification via pager for critical alarms."
     With the Software Delivery Option (SDO) of Unicenter TNG, Newsday saves
 time and staff resources by automating the delivery of software.  New
 implementations, virus updates and software service upgrades are easily
 scheduled for enterprise-wide continuity, standardization and efficiency.
 "In terms of expediting new software installation and effectively managing our
 desktop infrastructure, the benefits have been really significant," said
 Rosenthal.  "We are now able to drastically reduce our outside services costs
 while maintaining staffing levels."
     The Remote Control Option (RCO) of Unicenter TNG saves time and IT
 resources by enabling Newsday to remotely control its servers throughout its
 enterprise.  "Unicenter TNG provides us with continual monitoring of
 connectivity to our primary and remote offices," said Rosenthal.
     The Unicenter TNG Asset Management Option (AMO) also enables Newsday to
 keep track of its computing inventory and assets.  "Before Unicenter TNG, we
 were manually logging PCs into a database, and it took a tremendous amount of
 effort to keep that inventory current," said Rosenthal.  "It was impossible,
 really."
     "It's critical that we know where any individual workstation is located at
 any time," said Rosenthal.  "That was very difficult to manage in the past.
 But with Unicenter TNG it has become very easy."
 
     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.
 
     About Newsday
     Newsday is the fifth-largest metropolitan newspaper in the country, and
 serves the residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island and the New
 York City borough of Queens.  It is the premiere source of local news and
 comprehensive national and international reporting.  This 60 year-old
 newspaper has been awarded 16 Pulitzer Prizes.
     Newsday is a subsidiary of Tribune Co., a leading media company with
 businesses in 23 major U.S. markets, including 18 of the top 30.  Through its
 television and radio broadcasting, publishing and interactive operations,
 Tribune reaches nearly 80 percent of U.S. households daily.  Tribune has
 $6 billion in annual revenues and more than 30,000 employees.  Its properties
 include 22 television stations and 11 newspapers.
 
     All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein
 belong to their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE Computer Associates International, Inc.
    ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates
 International, Inc. (CA), the world's leading provider of eBusiness management
 solutions, announced today that Newsday, the nation's fifth largest
 metropolitan newspaper, has deployed CA's Unicenter TNG to efficiently monitor
 and manage the networks and systems that keep its business-critical editorial
 and advertising operations running around the clock.
     "As a daily newspaper with tight deadlines, system failure is not an
 option," said Robert Rosenthal, information technology director, Newsday.
 "It's critical that we do everything possible to prevent outages and respond
 to them quickly.  After careful analysis we decided Unicenter TNG was the best
 management solution for us."
     Newsday's daily deadlines require that any system outage to servers, hubs,
 routers or the network circuits themselves be minimized.  With Unicenter TNG,
 Newsday can manage the entire network, optimize system availability, improve
 overall performance and even predict when system outages are going to occur.
     Unicenter TNG helps Newsday provide 24 x 7 availability to employees that
 are on tight deadlines.  "With Unicenter TNG, our central help desk is
 notified immediately of any problems, and we can respond accordingly," said
 Rosenthal.  "This includes event notification via pager for critical alarms."
     With the Software Delivery Option (SDO) of Unicenter TNG, Newsday saves
 time and staff resources by automating the delivery of software.  New
 implementations, virus updates and software service upgrades are easily
 scheduled for enterprise-wide continuity, standardization and efficiency.
 "In terms of expediting new software installation and effectively managing our
 desktop infrastructure, the benefits have been really significant," said
 Rosenthal.  "We are now able to drastically reduce our outside services costs
 while maintaining staffing levels."
     The Remote Control Option (RCO) of Unicenter TNG saves time and IT
 resources by enabling Newsday to remotely control its servers throughout its
 enterprise.  "Unicenter TNG provides us with continual monitoring of
 connectivity to our primary and remote offices," said Rosenthal.
     The Unicenter TNG Asset Management Option (AMO) also enables Newsday to
 keep track of its computing inventory and assets.  "Before Unicenter TNG, we
 were manually logging PCs into a database, and it took a tremendous amount of
 effort to keep that inventory current," said Rosenthal.  "It was impossible,
 really."
     "It's critical that we know where any individual workstation is located at
 any time," said Rosenthal.  "That was very difficult to manage in the past.
 But with Unicenter TNG it has become very easy."
 
     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.
 
     About Newsday
     Newsday is the fifth-largest metropolitan newspaper in the country, and
 serves the residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island and the New
 York City borough of Queens.  It is the premiere source of local news and
 comprehensive national and international reporting.  This 60 year-old
 newspaper has been awarded 16 Pulitzer Prizes.
     Newsday is a subsidiary of Tribune Co., a leading media company with
 businesses in 23 major U.S. markets, including 18 of the top 30.  Through its
 television and radio broadcasting, publishing and interactive operations,
 Tribune reaches nearly 80 percent of U.S. households daily.  Tribune has
 $6 billion in annual revenues and more than 30,000 employees.  Its properties
 include 22 television stations and 11 newspapers.
 
     All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein
 belong to their respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  Computer Associates International, Inc.