CA clarifies Asian downsizing report

Indonesian office is the only one the software vendor has shut down, while Malaysia and the Philippines will stay open, albeit with a smaller headcount.

CA's Malaysian and Philippine offices will remain open, after all.

Following a report ZDNet Asia ran Tuesday on the U.S.-based vendor shutting down selected offices in the region, CA has clarified that the only office in the region that it has shut down is Indonesia. The 12 other offices in the Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) region will remain open, but operations in Malaysia and Philippines will be downsized as the company moves to a more indirect or channels sales model.

Raj Seth, CA's vice president of corporate communications for APJ, told ZDNet Asia in an e-mail interview that in spite of the closure, Indonesia's operations continue to be managed out of the country, with sales and support managed by one partner in the country, Asaba.

Seth also clarified that a previous ZDNet Asia article, which reported that CA was closing down its Philippine office, was inaccurate. The office will retain "core staff" to coordinate the "partner-led model" with customers, he added.

"CA will run ongoing training programs for our channel partners to keep them up to speed [with CA products]," said Seth, on the company's plans for the region.