Tesco uses CA for standardisation


Tesco uses CA for standardisation

Cliff Saran
Tesco is working with Computer Associates to provide a centralised IT service management framework.

The retailer is using CA to support its operations in the UK and 11 other countries in Europe and South East Asia. CA's Unicenter software will be used by Tesco to manage and control the legacy systems it has inherited through international acquisitions.

Joe Galloway, group infrastructure director at Tesco, said, "The company has expanded through organic growth and acquisition, which brings with it the challenge of pulling together islands of technology."

Tesco hopes to benefit from standardisation through the roll-out of CA's IT management software. Unicenter will provide software delivery, asset management and remote troubleshooting.

Galloway plans to use Unicenter to manage Tesco's IT using common tools and processes. One of its first tasks will be to use the software delivery module to push CA's eTrust software upgrade out to PCs and handheld devices worldwide.

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