December 1, 2011
For immediate release
Island IT company pureSCM to act as Centre of Excellence in Cloud Computing for U.S. giant CA Technologies
Innovation and Advanced Learning
“When Innovation PEI first brought pureSCM to the Island, it was clear that this company was committed to growth and to pursuing opportunities,” said Minister Roach. “We look forward to working with pureSCM as it makes the most of its new partnership with CA Technologies.”
The new offering, made November 9, combines pureSCM’s strategic consulting and technology expertise in cloud computing with the CA Automation Suite for Clouds from CA Technologies.
Under the partnership, pureSCM has been asked to develop connectors that will support CA Technologies’ applications for cloud computing. Warren McCall, pureSCM president and CEO, said the contract with CA Technologies will make his company’s Prince Edward Island location a centre of excellence for the rollout of cloud computing applications across North and South America.
CA Technologies recently recognized pureSCM as the top services partner in the Virtualization and Service Automation space for its 2012 fiscal year, making the company’s Island team a major factor in delivering services and development for CA throughout the Americas.
“We see more and more organizations moving to cloud computing and CA Technologies is a leader in helping them make this move. PureSCM’s connectors will be critical to this expansion and we intend to make Prince Edward Island the hub for all of our work on this project,” said Mr. McCall. “I want to look first to the talents of Islanders to fill the jobs created by this project, but if this means bringing in talented people from off Island to live and work here I’m prepared to do that too.”
PureSCM’s Island office has six permanent employees and the company expects to grow this to 12 by mid-2012. The employees will be a combination of business consultants and developers working on cloud technologies and core IT service management solutions for customers throughout the Americas.
“We’re very pleased to carry out this work with CA Technologies and to be able to use our Island offices as a launching point for IT service across two continents,” said Mr. McCall. “I can’t thank the provincial government enough for having seen the potential in pureSCM and for working with us to bring these jobs and opportunities to Prince Edward Island.”
PureSCM’s expansion into Prince Edward Island will complement the company’s recent move into South America with operations based in Colombia.
PureSCM is focused on providing consulting services, education and software solutions to companies worldwide. PureSCM focuses on Service, Change and Infrastructure Management on behalf of clients.
The company’s ability to integrate multiple software vendors’ products into a single, efficient solution has helped it become the IT Service Management integration vendor of choice in North America, South America and the Caribbean.
Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, pureSCM arrived in Prince Edward Island in February 2011. The company has offices in Canada, the United States, Australia and South America.
About CA Technologies
CA Technologies is an IT management software and solutions company with a deep expertise across all IT environments — from mainframe and distributed, to virtual and cloud. Solutions from CA Technologies enable customers to manage and secure IT environments and deliver more flexible IT services to the business faster.
CA Technologies is headquartered in New York State but employs 14,000 people at offices worldwide. The company reported $4.4 billion ($US) in revenues in fiscal 2011.
CA Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol CA.
About cloud computing
Cloud computing is a technology that uses the internet and central remote servers to maintain data and applications. Cloud computing allows consumers and businesses to use applications without installation and access their personal files at any computer with internet access. This technology allows for much more efficient computing by centralizing storage, memory, processing and bandwidth.
Internet-based mail services such as Gmail or Hotmail are examples of cloud computing.