Just three weeks into his tenure as CA CEO, Michael Gregoire clearly isn't culpable for the fall in both turnover and profits at the software biz and his upbeat tone confirms this. The firm generated $1.2bn in sales, down four per cent in its fiscal Q3 ended 31 December including a $12m currency headwind. Operating profit slid …
One reason that CA will find it difficult to grow its business is its reputation. A number of people think that any time CA takes over a product, the prices rise and the support dwindles
"A number of people think that any time CA takes over a product, the prices rise and the support dwindles"
There is no "think" about it, that is what happens. At times the price doesn't rise, but they products aren't getting refreshed and yet you are still paying 25% for support each year. hardly makes it worth it when after four years it is still the same product.
" A number of people think that any time CA takes over a product, the prices rise and the support dwindles"
That's why they typically grow "its" business by taking over a bunch of others.
It's no accident their sales people are referred to as "contract negotiators" because that's exactly what they will do. Add the
victimtakeover to the existing contract for all their other crapgreat products. It's unlikely to be downward.
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