RedMonk's James Governor has an insightful (as usual) blog post--"Year Zero at Computer Associates. Who says Walruses Can't Dance?"--about CA's first industry analyst confab with the former IBMer John Swainson, who has been CEO since November 2004. Here's a sample:
...it was refreshing in the extreme to see Swainson go to war against the "old" CA when he kicked off the sessions yesterday morning. Pull punches? Nope. He came out with haymakers. He said the company needed to be remade, and for now it is a wet piece of clay. This is what industry analysts love- an opportunity to help a vendor kiln and glaze a strategy.