Compuware and College for Creative Studies Partner to Augment Technology,
Culture Through Design and Innovation
Ongoing Partnership Provides Technology Experience for CCS, Fresh Perspectives
on Customer-Centric Design and Innovation for Compuware
DETROIT, Jan. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation
(Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, has partnered with the
College for Creative Studies (CCS) to build on the tech giant's long history
as a customer- , innovation- and employee-centered company. The partnership
paired CCS students and faculty with Compuware teams to explore software
design and evaluate how customers really use it.
Enterprise software often prioritizes functionality far ahead of the usability
and design factors that allow the user to get value from technology. In 2008,
Compuware launched a transformational initiative to make its flagship software
offerings the most simple, usable and easy-to-implement in the industry. The
partnership with CCS represents a natural extension of this ongoing effort to
drive design as a competitive advantage in Compuware's solution portfolio.
"Compuware is committed to innovation to enrich our organization and our
solutions. This sort of pairing with a leading creative and design institution
demonstrates that we are looking beyond the traditional sources for fresh
perspectives and innovative thinking to inject into our solutions," said
Compuware CEO Bob Paul. "This program brings Compuware--and most importantly
our customers and employees--significant business benefits while deepening our
relationship with this world-renowned creative institution, while introducing
us to some great candidates for future employment."
In addition to gaining hands-on experience in software design and usability,
CCS students enjoyed the opportunity to contribute to Compuware's culture and
innovation efforts. As the company enters its 40^th year, Compuware has
sharpened its focus on enabling employees to drive cultural improvements that
better serve customers and help attract and retain the best talent. CCS
students participated by collaborating with the company on enhancements in
work environment, organizational structure, design and more.
"Working with Compuware has broadened our portfolio of design experience while
allowing our students to make an important contribution to one of the world's
strongest technology brands," said Doug Kisor, Chair of CCS' Graphic Design
Department. "The additional, specialized skills in research, conceptual
thinking, design, ethnographic studies and more that CCS students bring to
this engagement have built a strong foundation for ongoing collaboration and
Compuware is committed to driving innovation at every level of our
organization and in the communities where we operate. By fostering health and
wellness, technology education and diversity, Compuware shares its strengths
with the community and benefits our employees, shareholders, customers and
partners. Learn more at: www.compuware.com/about/community-involvement.html.
Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, makes technology
make a difference by providing software, experts and best practices to ensure
technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world's
most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations
worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top
20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com.
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College for Creative Studies
College for Creative Studies (CCS) is an integrated learning community located
in Detroit. A private, fully accredited college, CCS enrolls 1,400 students
pursuing Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. CCS also
offers visual art opportunities for learners of all ages through its Community
Arts Partnerships and Continuing Education programs. For more information,
CONTACT: Eric Kushner
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