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CA Technologies Announces Intent To Acquire Enterprise Automation Leader Automic

CA Technologies announced today its intent to acquire Austria-based Automic Holding GmbH for approximately €600 million ($636 million). The respective boards of directors have approved the deal, which is expected to close by the end of March 2017.

CA offers products in four portfolios: Agile, DevOps, mainframe, and security, while Automic delivers enterprise automation technology for automating both IT and business processes.

Each vendor recently touted both its digital transformation and DevOps strategies at recent customer events, and in fact, they have deep synergies in both areas. “Automic is super strong in digital transformation,” explains Mike Gregoire, CEO of CA Technologies. “It allows you to change with confidence.”

Whereas most vendors in the DevOps tools marketplace focus on the needs of developers, Automic brings deep experience with the operations environment to the DevOps story. This emphasis complements CA’s expanded support for developers via its 2015 acquisition of Rally Software, which led to its current Agile portfolio. (See my recent article on CA World.)

CA’s DevOps portfolio focuses on performance and quality, but has been weak in automation – a gap that Automic will be able to fill. “Automic adds a degree of automation across the software lifecycle,” explains Ayman Sayed, President and Chief Product Officer for CA. “We’ll provide an end-to-end platform for automation.”

The combination of the Rally and Automic technologies will give CA a solid DevOps story for both the developer and operations audiences, especially for enterprises with existing heterogeneous technology environments.

Read the entire article at http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2016/12/01/ca-technologies-announces-intent-to-acquire-enterprise-automation-leader-automic/.

Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, CA Technologies is an Intellyx customer. None of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. CA Technologies and Automic covered Jason Bloomberg’s expenses to their respective customer conferences, a standard industry practice.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).

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