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With Cuts Coming, CA Goes Back To Basics

After announcing an 11% headcount reduction, CA executives talked about refocusing on revamping the company's named-accounts program from 12,000 to 3,000 customers, refining the product focus, re-emphasizing storage, and fixing its admittedly ineffective training programs.

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Printer Titans Clash Over Executive

In a case that could have long-term implications for the printer business, industry giants Lexmark and Hewlett-Packard are fighting in court over the future employment of veteran Bruce Dahlgren.

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Can You Believe CA?

One year after joining Computer Associates, John Swainson can take solace in the fact that no one ever thought remaking CA would be easy. Nevertheless, Swainson, who gave up a comfortable job as head of IBM's software business after a 26-year career with Big Blue, has done anything but take baby steps.

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Why The Sun-StorageTek Deal Could Work

Will Sun Microsystems' decision to part with nearly half of its cash reserves to acquire StorageTek make it "one of the largest enterprise storage players on the planet," as chairman and CEO Scott McNealy put it?

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Hurd's Mentality: HP's New CEO Making Inroads

Thanks to a favorable earnings period, several key product launches and newly announced programs in strategic technology categories, Hewlett-Packard's new CEO, Mark Hurd, appears to be off to a good start. But make no mistake: He still has his work cut out for him to turn HP around.

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IBM And NetApp Forge Storage Alliance

IBM and Network Appliance have made no secret that EMC is the company they each consider enemy No. 1. The two companies have entered into a wide-ranging alliance whereby IBM will OEM the entire Net App line of SAN and networked-attached storage systems. For its part, Net App will offer IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager.

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Is NCR Chief Mark Hurd HP's Next CEO?

HP has reportedly chosen NCR chief Mark Hurd as its next CEO, according to reports. Relatively unknown, Hurd was with NCR for nearly 25 years, most recently as its president and CEO. Now he has the daunting task of replacing Carly Fiorina, which HP ousted last month amid losing market share in several key segments in which it competes.

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CA To Shift To Business-Unit Model

Computer Associates has signaled its intent to shift its emphasis from brand units to business units. To implement the strategy, the company has promoted co-founder Russ Artzt to the position of executive VP for products and Mark Barrenechea as executive VP of strategy and chief technology architect.

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Enterprise Spending On The Upswing

In the latest sign that large enterprise customers will increase spending this year, 41 percent of IT decision makers plan to allocate more funds on technology this year, according to preliminary results of the annual VARBusiness State of Enterprise Spending Report.

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