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Top Analyst Firm Touts Benefits of New Compuware APM for Mainframe Solution



Top Analyst Firm Touts Benefits of New Compuware APM for Mainframe Solution

     Firm Cites Solution's Ability to Bridge Chasm Between Mainframe and
     Distributed Teams to Speed Up Mean Resolution Time, Reduce CPU Costs

DETROIT, Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation
(Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, today announced that
leading analyst firm Ptak, Noel & Associates has published a report that
praises the many benefits of Compuware APM for Mainframe, the industry's first
and only solution that provides end-to-end visibility across the entire
application delivery chain. The solution combines Compuware APM's patented
PurePath Technology^® with mainframe application performance measurement and
analysis solution Strobe, enabling enterprises to resolve performance problems
faster, reduce MIPS costs, postpone hardware upgrades and accelerate
time-to-market for new applications.

In the report, titled, "Compuware APM for Mainframe: Application Performance
Management to Connect Distributed and Mainframe Environments," Ptak/Noel
describes an all-too familiar situation within many IT organizations.
Distributed and mainframe teams in large datacenters have little contact or
connection with each other, even though their respective technologies are
increasingly interconnected, driven primarily by customers accessing the
mainframe via their mobile devices. When an application issue arises, the
teams often gather in a "War Room" meeting to determine which infrastructure
is experiencing the problem, resulting in hours and sometimes days of finger
pointing until the issue is resolved.

Ptak/Noel states in the report: "Compuware APM for Mainframe can revolutionize
the way that organizations handle problems. They now have a common tool all
can use to determine the source of the problem. One bank said that a typical
problem might take 40 person hours in the War Room to get a solution. Using
the new Compuware products, the time was reduced to 15 minutes."

Ptak/Noel goes on to highlight other key benefits of Compuware APM for
Mainframe, including the solution's ability to provide clear visibility into
how distributed applications are impacting mainframe performance and vice
versa. According to the firm, Compuware APM for Mainframe is a "valuable cost
reduction tool" because it provides developers the intel they need to tweak or
redesign applications to optimize performance and reduce CPU costs. The report
may be downloaded here.

"Ptak/Noel's report is further evidence that our APM for Mainframe product
truly does solve the cost and efficiency challenges IT organizations are
experiencing today, as the application delivery chain becomes increasingly
more complex," said Kris Manery, Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Mainframe Solutions Business Unit, Compuware. "No other product on the market
today provides this level of real-time visibility across all distributed tiers
and into the depths of the mainframe. This new generation of APM is
fundamentally changing how distributed and mainframe teams interact and work
together to solve performance problems and evaluate, tweak and redesign
applications to improve performance and reduce costs."

About Compuware APM

Compuware APM is the industry's leading solution for optimizing the
performance of web, non-web, mobile, streaming and cloud applications. Driven
by end-user experience, Compuware APM provides the market's only unified APM
coverage across the entire application delivery chain—from the edge of the
internet through the cloud to the datacenter. Compuware APM helps customers
deliver proactive problem resolution for greater customer satisfaction,
accelerate time-to-market for new application functionality and reduce
application management costs through smarter analytics and advanced APM
automation.

With more than 4,000 APM customers worldwide, Compuware is recognized as a
leader in the "Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring" report.
To read more about Compuware's leadership in the APM market, click here.

About the Compuware Mainframe Solutions

Compuware's Mainframe solutions help the world's leading organizations
maximize developer productivity, minimize costs and deliver better service.
The solutions are available within the Compuware Workbench, an open
development environment that features an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical
user interface. Workbench makes common mainframe tasks faster and simpler to
perform for both experienced mainframers as well those new to the mainframe,
enabling companies to develop new services faster, more efficiently and with
higher quality utilizing existing resources.

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Compuware Corporation

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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CONTACT: Press Contact
         Mary McCarthy
         Public Relations Manager
         Compuware - Mainframe Solutions
         mary.mccarthy@compuware.com
         (313) 227-8188
        
         For Sales and Marketing Information
         Compuware Corporation
         One Campus Martius
         Detroit, MI 48226
         800-521-9353
         http://www.compuware.com

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