Key Supplier Of Enterprise Management Solutions And Medical Systems Integration Technologies Grows Partnership With CA

ISLANDIA, N.Y., March 3, 1997--Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) announced today that Integrated Concepts, Inc. (ICI), a leading provider of enterprise management solutions, Internet/Intranet communications services, business applications and medical systems integration technologies, has expanded its role as a CA Reseller by becoming a Unicenter TNG (The Next Generation) Premier Business Partner.

"Our clients are living in an environment that is rapidly moving to distributed systems, and they’re not always prepared for the chaos that often occurs when new systems and mission-critical applications are deployed," said Chris Russell, ICI's president. "Unicenter TNG brings order to the chaos."

ICI has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with CA, begun 10 years ago when the company became a reseller of CA's ACCPAC accounting software. Since then, ICI has added to its arsenal of CA-based technology offerings by providing CA-Unicenter enterprise management software and CA’s OpenIngres RDBMS technology.

"We were initially attracted to CA because of its well thought out business strategies and its top-rated products," said Russell. "Over the years, our enthusiasm for CA has grown stronger and stronger, primarily because of its people and its support programs."

As a technology-focused company, ICI's engineers extensively evaluated the technical capabilities and functionalities of several leading enterprise management products, including systems management solutions from IBM and HP, before deciding to exclusively market Unicenter.

"Since forging our alliance back in 1987, ICI and CA have enjoyed enormous success providing clients with the world’s most effective business and IT solutions," said Mark Marron, CA senior vice president of business partner programs. "By consistently offering superior technical support, in-depth training, and end-to-end integration services, ICI has rightfully earned its reputation as an extremely qualified full-service systems integrator. As a Unicenter TNG Premier Business Partner, ICI will be very well positioned to continue the ‘trend of success’ for many years to come."

Specializing in business strategy and design, ICI develops, markets, and supports systems management, application development and business software for a broad range of mainframe, midrange and desktop systems. The Dallas, Texas-based integrator offers companies of all sizes a wide range of technology-related services, including needs analysis, system design, and implementation. Besides being a CA Premier Business Partner, ICI is an Authorized Novell NetWare Reseller, a Microsoft Partner and a Candle software VAR.

ICI has also agreed to resell CA’s Jasmine – the first object-oriented multimedia database software featuring an Internet/Intranet-enabled application development system. Jasmine's object-oriented database engine provides a robust foundation to store, manage, and maintain multimedia and business objects. Jasmine provides a means for businesses to meet all their multimedia, Internet, and distributed systems challenges, and empowers them to enter new markets, increase productivity, lower costs, and boost their bottom line.

As a premier Unicenter TNG business partner, ICI is automatically enrolled in the CA VARsity Club, a program designed to increase profit margins for VARs specializing in selling and supporting CA software. ICI will also receive additional product discounts, marketing development funds, product rebates and free product training.

Further program benefits as a premier partner include marketing assistance, development of direct mail, literature, advertising and seminars, and access to a full video production studio for creating and duplicating sales demos and marketing materials. CA Premier Partners are also provided with free access to select database mailing lists from CA.

General information on CA’s Business Partner Programs is available by calling (800) Team-VAR (1-800-832-6827) in the U.S. and Canada, or by accessing CA’s home page at Resellers, consultants and independent software vendors interested in becoming authorized VARsity Club members may also call (800) 832-6827.

CA-Unicenter provides comprehensive end-to-end enterprise management for TCP/IP, SNA and DECnet networks, and UNIX, Windows NT, AS/400, NetWare and mainframe platforms. Using a scalable manager/agent technology, CA-Unicenter allows organizations to manage production environments through its integrated policy-based management infrastructure, common management applications and consistent graphical user interface. CA-Unicenter is the only fully integrated management solution covering network discovery, topology, performance, events and status, security, software distribution, storage, workload, help desk, and change management for traditional distributed computing environments, as well as the Internet and Intranets.

Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), with headquarters in Islandia, N.Y., is the world leader in mission-critical business software. The company develops, licenses and supports more than 500 integrated products that include enterprise computing and information management, application development, manufacturing and financial applications. CA has over 9,000 people in 130 offices in 40 countries and had revenue of $3.9 billion in calendar year 1996. CA can be reached by visiting on the World Wide Web, emailing or calling 1-516-342-5224.

Specializing in business strategy and design, Integrated Concepts, Inc. is a full-service computer and software integrator, as well as a leading supplier of technology based solutions for the medical industry. ICI develops, markets, and supports systems management, application development and business applications for heterogeneous mainframe, midrange and desktop environments. Since its establishment in 1987, ICI has provided advanced LAN/WAN solutions for companies of all sizes. ICI, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, also provides local, national and global communications solutions through Internet access, and offers on-site/dial-in support services through ISDN technology. ICI can be reached at 1-214-696-9000.


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