CA cruises partners through its strategies and roadmaps

DQC Bureau
New Update


March 14, 2007


Computer Associates (CA) India recently hosted a two day Partner Conference

on board 'The Star Cruise' which aimed to provide insight into its strategy

and help give a direction to the partner community. The event was well attended

by 100 partners.

The two-day event included conferences, sessions on industry trends and

roadmaps for the various business units of CA (from security, storage,

enterprise systems management and business service optimization). Partner

testimonials of CA's solutions 'At Work' were also part of the event to

give the Indian channel an insight to the global partner community. The event

ended with an awards ceremony filled with fun and games.

The event also included addresses and keynote speeches from CA visiting

executives Brenton Smith, Area Manager, CA, Asia South; Chris Wilson, Regional

Manager, Channels, CA, APJ and Spencer B Schweibold, VP, Business Development,

CA Inc.


Commenting on the event, Vivek Sharma, Country Business Manager, Wipro

Infotech said, “The idea of the cruise was definitely a new one and an

excellent opportunity to meet other partners and network.” Sharing similar

views, Manish Manocha, IT-Head, F1 Infotech said, "This has given us a

platform to understand new business dynamics, new opportunities and new

technology. The event was really motivating and we appreciate the initiative

taken by CA."

“The event has helped partners come together in a forum to express their

commitment to selling CA Solutions,” said Sasikanth R, GM and Head Enterprise

SBU, Redington (India) Ltd. “The highlight of the event was that it brought

out the clear-cut strategy of CA for the Indian Market.”

Pravir Arora, Head Channels, CA India and SAARC said, “Our partners have

been an integral part of CA's business and we value their efforts and

contribution. This occasion further enabled us to garner vital feedback from

channel partners in order to enhance our solutions, services and support."


Some of the enterprise partners who attended the event included Wipro, HCL,

TCS, CMC, CMS, Tech Valley, Millennium Information Technologies, Satyam Computer

Services, Allied Digital Services, Datacraft India, L&T Infotech, etc.

Distributors and channel partners who were present were Redington India,

Ingram Micro India, Open Systems Technologies, Kinfotech, Binary Consulting

Solutions, Benelec Infotech, Comprehensive Consultancy, F1 Infotech, Futuresoft

Solutions, Locuz Enterprise Solutions, Micropro Software Solutions, PH Teknow,

Pace Infotech as well as Creative Peripherals and Distributions.

Looking forward to similar such events Prashanth S, Director, (India) said, “We appreciate CA's passion for success and

commitment towards the partner community. This will only strengthen our resolve

to strike gold with our partnership in the coming years.”