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CA Technologies CEO urges biz leaders, CIOs to embrace the application economy

CA Technologies CEO Mike Gregoire, in his keynote address at CA World 2014, spoke about the new business imperatives for companies in the application economy and challenged technology and business leaders to move quickly to focus their companies and build for a future driven by software.

CA Technologies CEO Mike Gregoire, in his keynote address at CA World 2014, spoke about the new business imperatives for companies in the application economy and challenged technology and business leaders to move quickly to focus their companies and build for a future driven by software.

Talking about the new dynamics of the application economy and the important changes that enterprises must plan for to drive their continued success, Gregoire said, “The application economy is tearing down old notions; breaking apart yesterday’s models; reshaping the landscape.  In every market and in every industry, customers are looking at their business in new ways: leveraging the power of software to reinvent, create advantage, and drive growth.”

We now live in a world where customers are no longer just loyal to the brand or product or service, he said. “Instead, they are loyal to the complete experience a brand delivers.  And that experience is delivered by software. Software is the business.”

Gregoire highlighted the three imperatives businesses must address in the application economy and the comprehensive portfolio of new and enhanced solutions from CA that will power future success for customers:

Accelerate high-quality innovation across the enterprise: “Customers need to innovate.  Fast.  They need to deliver new applications—from design to launch—rapidly, seamlessly, and predictably.  Not in weeks or months—but sometimes in days, and increasingly…in hours,” said Gregoire.

He also announced that a new portfolio in DevOps that can help companies “develop and introduce innovations faster than ever before.”

Security that enables business, with identity-based solutions that create a frictionless user-experience: According to Gregoire, “Security is at the heart of your business. But let me be clear – this isn’t about keeping people out.  It’s about providing the right access to the right users, at the right time, with the least amount of friction.”

CA claimed that its new API Management and Security solutions and enhancements help enterprises leverage their APIs to rapidly create new, high-quality applications and drive new revenue sources.

Manage the rapidly expanding IT portfolio – and transform growing complexity into business value: “Third, managing the enormous growth of your IT environment.  We built the Management Cloud to transform this complexity into business opportunity.  To help you take control of this environment. Tomorrow – it will expand with such velocity that it threatens the integrity of your business. We’re ready.  From decision support to service management.  For the power-user up to the C-suite.  We are going to help you manage IT like a business – and create value across the enterprise,” said Gregoire.

Gregoire further said, “The application economy will disrupt the way you are structured and managed.  And it will turn yesterday’s conventional wisdom on its head. When you embrace this future… the rewards will be outstanding.”

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