Assurance, virtualisation and automation and are major growth areas, according to CA Technologies NSW senior director of sales, Simon Barnier.
He was speaking at the company's CA Partner Exchange (CAPE) Day in Sydney. The event focused on the growth of the company’s business in the APAC region and the opportunities that exist for partners in the Australia.
Barnier saw CA’s technology breadth, platform agnostic approach and committed partners as key strengths, and hoped to bolster the Australian partner network further through customer relationship programs that offer value, managed account care, and an integrated customer experience.
“We have a vision and we are making investments to help our mutual businesses succeed,” Barnier said.
CA Technologies national business units senior director, Carl Terrantroy, identified the leading trends in the market in 2011, such as how CIOs are looking towards increased speed and agility, mitigated risk, and reduced IT costs in their IT solutions.
Terrantroy also spoke of how partners can benefit from and leverage the depth and breadth of CA Technologies portfolio, such as a broad and robust technology portfolio that spans across infrastructure, application and security layers.
In addition to providing integrated solutions to manage IT services across all platforms including mainframe, distributed, virtual and Cloud, CA aims to deliver flexible IT solutions to customers by continually developing and acquiring new capabilities based on market trends.
CA Technologies Asia-Pacific alliances vice-president, Kwang-Meng Tan, gave attendees an overview of the recently launched CA Technologies Asia-Pacific Partner Program, and the new ways the company is engaging with partners.
This included enabling competency among partners by running events such as CAPE Day, CSU boot camps, and certification initiatives.
“Certification with CA is important as it measures an individual’s skills, knowledge and expertise in managing, administrating, installing, configuring and implementing CA products,” Tan said.
CA has made production certification by role available since July, and the FY12 partner program has been designed to be even simpler and streamlined.
CAPE marked the first public appearance of Australia and New Zealand managing director, Bill McMurray, who recently stepped into the role following the departure of Brenton Smith, who went over to security vendor, Symantec, to head up its cloud business.
Despite being in the role for such a time, McMurray gave the welcome and introduction speech at CAPE, and was on hand at the end of the event to answer questions from attendees.
CA Technologies recently opened its new office in Barton, Canberra to meet the technology needs of the Federal government.