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CA’s Kumar outlines new role; Microsoft reveals ID mgmt. strategy

May 26, 20044 mins
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After Sanjay Kumar stepped down from his CEO post at Computer Associates last month the company had to do some last-minute reshuffling of its speaker lineup for CA World, its annual user bash. On Sunday, Ken Cron interim CEO took to the podium to make his opening keynote and Kumar explained to the press what his new title of chief software architect is all about. Meanwhile, over in San Diego, Microsoft at its annual Tech Ed event unveiled its entire roadmap for identity management, plus a whole string of other news.

See you next month, when we look forward to Supercomm 2004.


Deposed CEO Kumar clarifies his new role, 05/24/04

Since Sanjay Kumar’s ouster last month as Computer Associates’ CEO, customers have been left wondering about the role the popular executive will play at the company he no longer leads.

Cron reassures customers about CA’s stability, 05/24/04

Three weeks into his stint as interim chief executive at Computer Associates, Ken Cron Sunday used his opening keynote at CA’s annual show to reassure customers that the company is ready to move beyond the turmoil of the past few months.

CA goes after patch management, 05/25/04

Computer Associates Tuesday detailed products and services to couple vulnerability assessments with patch deployment and management.

CA unveils WLAN management, 05/25/04

Computer Associates Monday unveiled a new product that the company says will let network managers secure and manage wireless LANs and end-user access to them.


Microsoft outlines identity management roadmap, 05/25/04

Microsoft this week laid out the roadmap for its identity management platform, including federation services that will ship next year and eventually provide Web single sign-on features.

Microsoft extends product support to 10 years, 05/25/04

Microsoft Tuesday said it is planning to institute a new product lifecycle policy that extends support for Microsoft products to a minimum of 10 years from the current seven years.

Microsoft to kill ‘Kodiak’ code name, 05/25/04

Microsoft will dump its “Kodiak” code-name that had been tagged to the next generation release of Exchange Server, instead shifting strategy to release individual improvements as they are ready, according to company executives in San Diego at Tech Ed 2004.

SQL Server getting security boosts, 05/25/04

Microsoft at its Tech Ed conference in San Diego on Tuesday will tout plans to add data encryption to its SQL Server database and seek federal government security certification for the platform as well.

IT can change the world, Ballmer says, 05/24/04

There will be more change and innovation in information technology in the next 10 years than in the past decade, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Monday.


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