TechTarget – Ed Scannell – 10/24/17
With its own digital transformation underway, CA Technologies wants to lead legacy mainframe software users into the world of cloud computing and agile development.
Like many contemporaries that flourished selling mainframe software in the 1980s, CA Technologies has faced a harsh reality the past few years. It must radically transform its 41-year-old business to produce technologies that modern IT shops care about, or be relegated to the history books.
The results of CA Technologies' strategy shift are sweeping changes. The company has revamped its senior management team, developed or acquired several cloud-based open source and agile technologies, and sold off or dropped almost half of the products for markets in which it competed just five years ago. Its goal is to create a corporate culture that -- like the technologies on which it is now focused -- is agile, open and more democratic.