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These excerpts taken from the CA 10-K filed May 23, 2008.
Office of the CTO
The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) drives our technology strategy; manages our intellectual property and patent portfolio; governs our participation in standards organizations; and leads research and development for emerging

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technologies. The Office of the CTO oversees the CA Council for Technical Excellence, which was formed in 2006 to lead innovative projects designed to set the pace for true innovation in the industry and promote communication, collaboration, standards and architectural approaches throughout CA’s global technical community. This office also oversees two innovation centers: Research Labs to drive advanced technologies, and Emerging Business Opportunities to manage incubator projects for innovative governance, management and security solutions beyond those developed to support existing solutions.
 
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The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) drives our
technology strategy; manages our intellectual property and
patent portfolio; governs our participation in standards
organizations; and leads research and development for emerging




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technologies. The Office of the CTO oversees the CA Council for
Technical Excellence, which was formed in 2006 to lead
innovative projects designed to set the pace for true innovation
in the industry and promote communication, collaboration,
standards and architectural approaches throughout CA’s
global technical community. This office also oversees two
innovation centers: Research Labs to drive advanced
technologies, and Emerging Business Opportunities to manage
incubator projects for innovative governance, management and
security solutions beyond those developed to support existing
solutions.


 




This excerpt taken from the CA 10-K filed May 30, 2007.
Office of the CTO
The Office of the CTO drives our technology strategy; manages development of the CA integration platform, common components and services; manages our intellectual property and patent portfolio; governs our participation in standards organizations; and leads research and development for emerging technologies.
 
    Technology Strategy — As we evolve our vision of EITM, our goal is to help enterprises to more effectively govern, manage, and secure their environments. Our approach is to enable customers to become more prescriptive about their behavior through leveraging policies. We call our approach policy-based intelligent automation. The foundation of this approach is the CA Integration Platform, an event-driven architecture built on an SOA-based conduit and a collection of shared software services. The evolution of the integration platform enables the evolution of the EITM vision. Over time, the integration platform will become a focal point for enterprise policy, identity, control structures, and management state. In addition, it will also provide access to a variety of network-based integration services between CA and third party products and the common services outlined below.
 
    Architecture and Methodology — The Office of the CTO seeks to ensure all of our products are implemented according to a proven and consistent technical architecture. Having a consistent technical architecture also promotes greater product quality, improves user experience and simplifies product integration, all while lowering development costs and enabling cross-company usage of key components and technologies.
 
    Common Technologies/Common Services — The Office of the CTO manages the centralized development of a set of technologies and services shared by a number of our products and solutions. These include a federated management repository, licensing technologies, messaging technologies, workflow technologies and user interface technologies. These technologies and services enable our products to work together more easily and improve our ability to provide a simple, secure, and agile set of solutions to customers at a lower maintenance cost.
 
    Intellectual Property (IP) and Standards — We understand a well-developed patent portfolio helps us leverage and protect intellectual property assets in strategic areas. In fiscal year 2007, we enhanced our invention program in order to increase both the quantity and quality of our invention submissions. This team is also leading efforts to reduce unnecessary patent infringement lawsuits in the software industry by improving industry-wide patent quality. The IP and Standards team organizes CA’s leadership and participation in the most strategic standards and open source bodies including W3C, Oasis, and Eclipse.
 
    CA Council for Technical Excellence — The CA Council for Technical Excellence was formed in 2006 to lead innovative projects designed to set the pace for true innovation in the industry. The Council also advises on technical issues of great importance to our future business. Council members promote innovation, communication, collaboration, standards and architectural approaches throughout CA’s global technical community.
 
    Innovation — The Office of the CTO houses two innovation centers: Research Labs and Emerging Business Opportunities:
 
    Research Labs — CA Labs drives research in advanced technologies related to management and security with return horizons typically greater than two years. This group performs research internally and works with major universities and standard setting bodies. Current areas of focus include the security, management, diagnosis and ease-of-use for on-demand computing, virtualized environments/virtualized services, policy-based automation and service-oriented architectures.
 
    Emerging Business Opportunities — The Office of the CTO manages incubator projects for innovative governance, management and security solutions beyond those developed to support existing Capability Solutions with return horizons typically between one and two years. As these innovations reach the customer adoption phase, these product lines contribute value to customers and revenue to CA.
 
This excerpt taken from the CA 10-K filed Jul 31, 2006.
Office of the CTO
 
The Office of the CTO drives technology strategy across all of the business units and leads research and development for emerging technologies.
 
  •  Common Technologies — our Foundation Services and Management Database are technologies common across CA products that enable our products to work together easily and also to work with other vendors’ management software products to deliver an IT environment that is simpler, more secure, less costly to maintain, and more agile.
 
  •  Research — CA Labs drives research in advanced technologies related to management and security by performing research internally and working with major universities and standard setting bodies. Current areas of focus include securing and managing on-demand computing, grids, virtualized environments, and service-oriented architectures.
 
  •  Emerging Technology Incubator — the Office of the CTO also runs incubator projects to create and bring to market management and security solutions that enable customer adoption of new technologies. Current incubation projects focus on management of wireless networks, smart phones, and radio frequency identification technologies.
 
  •  Architecture — the Office of the CTO is chartered with ensuring that all CA products are implemented according to a proven and consistent technical architecture. Consistent architecture accelerates our support for key industry advances, such as the evolution of Service Oriented Architectures and Grid Computing and Virtualization. Having unified technical architecture also promotes greater product quality and integration while lowering development costs.
 
This excerpt taken from the CA 8-K filed Jun 29, 2006.
Office of the CTO
 
The Office of the CTO drives technology strategy across all of the business units and leads research and development for emerging technologies.
 
  •  Common Technologies — our Foundation Services and Management Database are technologies common across CA products that enable our products to work together easily and also to work with other vendors’ management software products to deliver an IT environment that is simpler, more secure, less costly to maintain, and more agile.
 
  •  Research — CA Labs drives research in advanced technologies related to management and security by performing research internally and working with major universities and standard setting bodies. Current areas of focus include securing and managing on-demand computing, grids, virtualized environments, and service-oriented architectures.
 
  •  Emerging Technology Incubator — the Office of the CTO also runs incubator projects to create and bring to market management and security solutions that enable customer adoption of new technologies. Current incubation projects focus on management of wireless networks, smart phones, and radio frequency identification technologies.


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  •  Architecture — the Office of the CTO is chartered with ensuring that all CA products are implemented according to a proven and consistent technical architecture. Consistent architecture accelerates our support for key industry advances, such as the evolution of Service Oriented Architectures and Grid Computing and Virtualization. Having unified technical architecture also promotes greater product quality and integration while lowering development costs.
 
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