CA bought ingres
then the beancounters sacked all of the highly paid "consultants" pretty much on the day of takeover! Only when customers atarted asking for consultancy hours that were included in the support contact did CA realise it had sacked business critical staff.
After physically forcing the staff out of the buildings, they then had to turn around and "BEG" them to come back. Of course, most of them had contacts with the customers who hired them directly at half the CA rates and paid thier salary using the penalties CA had to pay for thier inability to provide qualified consultancy services :-)
Muppets - I will never forgive them for buying Sygate then destroy thier product. SPF was a neat product. but CA bought it to remove the competition.