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CA has finally conceded that its name is rather silly if you're not the state of California. The company's new top brass have decided that from here on out, we should call it CA Technologies. The company has actually shelled out the millions needed to formally change its name. And even if it did, it will probably never shake …

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Coat

A new name? What for?

How about calling themselves, oh, I don't know...

Computer Associates?

Mine's the one with the copy of CA/Kiplinger's Simply Money in it. (hey, it was the first product of theirs that sprang to mind for some reason -- dunno, never actually used it despite having a sealed in the box copy)

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Computer Associates. Why not !!!???!!!

OK, I've had it. What was so wrong with 'Computer Associates' ??

The only names that needed to be changed were names like 'Wang', Kumar', 'Richards', and a few others. The company name NEVER NEEDED TO CHANGE. What a windfal for the PR and marketing firms that consulted on the company name change. That's a few million down the tube for what ??

Let's seriously think about a name like CA Technologies.

Google for 'CAT' and 'CATech' and 'CATechnologies' what did you really gain??

1. There is already a company called C.A. Technologies

2. CA Technologies to me sounds like California Technologies.

3. If CA still stands for Computer Associates, then are you now Computer Associates Technologies ??? That just sounds wierd.

4. How many office building signs, web sites, business cards, letterheads, and software code of the CA products are you going to have to change this time around.

5. Quick before the ink is dry on those legal documents. . . .CHANGE YOUR NAME TO. . .

COMPUTER ASSOCIATES !!!

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Anonymous Coward

Ummm -- don't forget about dotCA

California should really be the ones to change their two-letter state abreviation code as it conflicts with Canada's. So, yes Computer Associates sould change their name to avoid confusion with Canada but so should California as hierarchically I'd think countries trump states trump corporations.

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Countries trump states...

Yes. And given that California was a country long before Canada was, it seems logical to give the historical priority to the Republic of California. Or people could just use a little common sense to figure out where a .ca site is from versus a .ca.us - or is that too much to hope for?

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Lots of conflicts

AL = Alaska/Albania

AR = Arkansas/Argentina

and that's just the 'A's'.

But only countries get to have top-level domains. California has to use .ca.gov or .ca.us - hence no conflict between Canada and California (shame, I'd pay to watch that - I take Canada to win after 8 rounds).

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WTF?

So, instead of CA, it's not CAT?

Why can't the rest of us find companies dumb enough to waste some of their money on us? And who comes up with this stupid shit?

I would say it must be Thursday, but I know better.

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Coat

new nickname called for

The company may be calling themselves CAT, but I'm calling them PUSSY.

[Mine's the lab coat with LEGENT on the back]

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Coat

Let the CAT out

Since when is CA a technology company? I thought they just bought other companies, fired all the support staff, and then made money hand over fist selling moribund software made successful by the original creators.

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Hidden Hoovers [J.Edgars]........ Beats as IT Sweeps as it Cleans Up the Slow Opposition?*

""collaborative community and website for IT professionals seeking insights into how to best use cloud computing to improve how IT supports business objectives," ..... aka a Deep Underground Covert MetaDataMine.

Strangely enough, site registration with username and email address returns the usual notification to verify via an email sent to one's address, except there must be a glitch somewhere in that part of the operation as zilch has arrived allowing for some HyperRadioProActive collaboration in support of ITs business objectives. I'll check again later to see if things are as should be or whether they remain compromised, for one can hardly expect such a simple thing in such a sophisticated outfit as CA Technologies to be a mistake.

* Always a good plan with and for new IP discoveries and technologies.

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FAIL

Why not call it 'Monday'?

Nobody's using that...

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Anonymous Coward

Or...

Central Unified New Technology Services?

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