LAS VEGAS, May 17 /CNW/ - CA WORLD - In his keynote address at CA World 2010, Bill McCracken, chief executive officer of CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA), told 7,000 attendees that the technology industry is at an inflection point, and that business will embrace virtualization and cloud computing in order to remain competitive.
"When economic conditions, technology advances, and customer needs align, transformation happens," said McCracken. "As we emerge from the global economic downturn, we have a tremendous opportunity to leap forward and embrace change, or risk being left behind."
McCracken also described a vision for how all businesses will evolve. "People still ask if I think the cloud is really going to happen. I say no; I don't think it's going to happen. I know it is going to happen because it is happening now. Virtualization and cloud computing will enable businesses to adapt to rapidly changing market and customer needs. We will be right there to help our customers gain a competitive advantage as this critical inflection point in our industry takes hold."
McCracken said that CA Technologies has embarked on an aggressive investment program to gain leadership in the key markets that underlie its growth strategy-identity and access management, IT management as a service, virtualization management and cloud computing-while continuing to grow its market-leading mainframe business.
The company is demonstrating new technology at the conference and rolling out new products for enterprises that want to gain all the benefits offered by the cloud and by virtualization - including lowered IT management costs and greater adaptability - while maintaining enterprise standards for security, reliability and compliance. The company also will unveil ground-breaking mainframe software.
"Running IT in a cloud-connected enterprise will be more like running a supply chain, where organizations can tap into the IT services as needed - specifying when, where and precisely how they are delivered," he said. "This has never been more important, because business models no longer change every few years or even once a year. Cycles are increasingly shorter, which puts a whole new set of demands on the CIO and on the organization."
McCracken also spoke about the evolution of the company name from CA to CA Technologies.
"The name CA Technologies acknowledges our past and points to our future as a leader in delivering the technologies that will revolutionize the way IT powers business agility," said McCracken. "We are executing on a bold strategy, where IT resources - from the cloud to the mainframe and everything in between - are delivered with unprecedented levels of flexibility."
IT professionals and customers from around the world are attending CA World to get insights into what is happening in the IT management space and to learn how to best leverage CA Technologies to maximize their organization's IT capabilities. The user conference kicks off today and ends May 20.
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