In 2010, CA Technologies announced its cloud computing management strategy at its CA World user conference, and its new CA Cloud-Connected Management Suite of products that address the emerging challenges presented by the cloud.
Although the company sells anti-virus and internet security programs for consumer personal computers, it is primarily known for its mainframe computer and distributed computing applications and solutions used by businesses with CA Technologies claiming that its software is used by a majority of the Forbes Global 2000 companies.
CA Technologies, which posted $4.4 billion USD in revenue for fiscal year 2010 (ending March 31, 2010), maintains 150 offices in more than 45 countries. The company employs 13,200 people (March 31, 2010), including 5900 engineers. CA holds more than 400 patents worldwide, and more than 700 patent applications are pending.
In 2010 the company acquired eight companies to support its cloud strategy including: 3Tera, Nimsoft, NetQoS, Oblicore, Cassatt, 4Base Technology, Arcot Systems, and Hyperformix.
On October 22, 2010, the company was ranked among the greenest companies by Newsweek magazine’s Green rankings.
On January 28, 2010, CA Technologies announced that William E. McCracken would be its chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
On May 6, 2010 Arthur F. Weinbach was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman.