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April 20, 2015 10:40 PM ET

Software

Company Overview of Compuware Corporation

Company Overview

Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software solutions and application practices for information technology (IT) organizations worldwide. Its Application Performance Management segment offers software solutions to optimize the user experience, performance, availability, and quality of enterprise, Web, mobile, and cloud-based applications; user experience management, application monitoring, and aware network monitoring solutions; and software related services, such as implementation, lifecycle and technology, best practices, and enterprise adoption and managed services. The company’s Mainframe segment provides solutions to enhance the productivity of developmen...

One Campus Martius

Detroit, MI 48226

United States

Founded in 1973

3,066 Employees

Phone:

313-227-7300

Key Executives for Compuware Corporation

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 51
President and Director
Age: 51
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer
Age: 56
Managing Director for India Operations
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 48
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Compuware Corporation Key Developments

Compuware Corporation Releases Significant Upgrade to Topaz

Compuware Corporation released a significant upgrade to Topaz, its innovative solution for empowering IT organizations to continue making the most of IBM z Systems environments as experienced mainframers retire and a new generation of developers, data architects and QA professionals take their place. Topaz's new Program Analysis intelligently analyzes mainframe programs and presents the results of that analysis in a visually intuitive manner. This visual analysis empowers both mainframe-inexperienced and mainframe-experienced IT professionals to: readily and accurately understand COBOL and PL/I application logic and logical dependencies, even for applications with which they are not familiar and/or which are not well-documented; quickly identify problems such as undefined fields, range violations and dead code "then correct them before compiling; easily assess program attributes such as size, complexity, number of files and tables, etc.; easily assess procedure-level metrics such as number of performs, conditionals, GOTO statements, and McCabe complexity metrics; and better collaborate across development and operations teams to find and fix code issues.

BMC Software and Compuware Partner to Help Customers Dramatically Improve IBM(R) z Systems(R) Economics

Compuware Corporation and BMC Software, Inc. are partnering to dramatically improve the economics of IBM® z Systems ownership. By doing so, the two companies are empowering customers to significantly reduce mainframe opex—even as they more aggressively leverage their high-value mainframe applications, data and processing capacity to meet the challenges of the digital economy. Mainframe workloads are growing significantly as web, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) applications drive increasing transaction volumes. Capabilities offered on the newly-debuted IBM z13 are also likely to attract new workloads—including high-performance analytics, Java and Linux®. This workload growth is precipitously driving up the Monthly License Charge (MLC) for IBM mainframe software, which for sub-capacity environments is generally impacted by the high rolling four-hour average (R4HA) of mainframe utilization for all applications on each LPAR—measured in MSUs. Therefore IT can most effectively reduce its sizable IBM z Systems software costs by both tuning each application to minimize its individual consumption of mainframe resources and orchestrating application workloads to minimize the LPAR utilization peaks they generate collectively at any given time. BMC and Compuware are uniquely enabling customers to achieve these outcomes by integrating three complementary solutions: BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise is a financially intelligent workload management solution that enables customers to identify MLC cost drivers and take appropriate measures to reduce those costs—such as moving workloads to non-peak periods, running IBM subsystems on fewer LPARs, and capping LPAR utilization. BMC MainView provides real-time identification of application performance issues, enabling customers to quickly eliminate wasteful MSU consumption. Compuware Strobe delivers deep, granular and highly actionable insight into the behavior of application code in the IBM z Systems environment, allowing mainframe owners to quickly pinpoint inefficient sub-routines that can cause MSU consumption to be 20x or more greater than necessary. One integration allows BMC Cost Analyzer to call Compuware Strobe for a detailed analysis of the specific application component for peak MLC periods, enabling customers to proactively tune applications that have the great impact on their monthly software licensing costs. A second integration with BMC MainView allows customers to either automatically or manually invoke Strobe performance analysis—empowering mainframe staffs to more quickly, efficiently and consistently perform cost-saving tuning tasks.

Compuware Corporation Appoints Sam Knutson to Lead Product Management

Compuware Corporation announced that Sam Knutson has joined the company to lead Product Management. In his new position, Knutson will steer Compuware's product roadmap and vision to deliver transformational software solutions for the IBM z Systems market. Prior to taking his previous position as VP of Product Management for Mainframe Performance Solutions at CA Technologies, Knutson led the mainframe team at GEICO where he was also a Compuware customer. He also worked as a senior developer at Landmark Systems. Additionally, he has served on the Board of Directors for SHARE.

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