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  • Toshiba-CA Accord Aims to Cut Computer Ownership Costs
  • August 18, 1998 (SAN FRANCISCO) -- An increasing number of Asian and U.S. companies are allying to enhance the efficiency of computer systems and cut the total cost of ownership.
    The latest move in this trend is a strategic alliance formed by Computer Associates International Inc. and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc.'s Computer Systems Division.

    Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America, a unit of Toshiba Corp., selected Computer Associates of Islandia, NY, as a strategic enterprise management vendor for its server systems.

    Toshiba America is bundling CA's Unicenter TNG Framework software with its Magnia 3000 workgroup and 5000 departmental PC servers to provide a robust "out-of-the-box" management solution.

    Toshiba also will bundle specialized utilities that provide clients with seamless integration between the Toshiba Magnia server's native reporting facilities and Unicenter TNG Framework.

    "The integration and bundling of Unicenter TNG Framework with our new Magnia servers will enable our business customers to significantly reduce their ownership costs and improve service in heterogeneous enterprise computing environments," said Jeffrey Friederichs, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems Computer Services Division.

    "This alliance will continue to bear fruit not only in lowering the cost of systems ownership, but also in the overall integration of Toshiba's systems products into manageable, end-to-end global business solutions," added Ken Farber, senior vice president of strategic alliances at Computer Associates.

    Toshiba America's Magnia 3000 workgroup and Magnia 5000 departmental servers were introduced in June. They run on Intel Corp.'s Pentium II microprocessors and have symmetric multiprocessing capabilities.

    (Neil Davis, Asia BizTech Correspondent)

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    Updated: Mon Aug 17 18:35:45 1998 PDT