Vendors That Survived the Recession: 2009 Dire Predictions Revisited

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    Lawrence Walsh

    | Posted 2009-12-28
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7. CA
Demise Prediction Rate: 18%
January 2009 Market Cap: $9.75 billion
December 2009 Market Cap: $12.11 billion

CA was the software vendor that everyone loved to hate and where good products go to die. That’s not the current incarnation of CA, which has done a tremendous job of cleaning up its reputation over the past year. It’s still a mainframe software company first, but is expanding its security and storage footprints.

>> CHECK OUT the original "Dire Predictions" list by clicking here

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Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.
 
 
 

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