Strong sales of client-/server products contributed to Computer Associates? solid second quarter results. Revenues were $990 million, up 22 per cent over last year?s figure of $812 million.
Client/server product sales rose 56 per cent compared to the previous year, while mainframe software continued to be popular, said Doug Robinson, senior vice president of investor relations.
Highlights of the quarter include CA?s $1.2 billion takeover of Cheyenne Software, which develops networking software for the Netware, Windows NT, Unix and OS/2 markets. CA also announced support for ActiveX and released the second software developers? toolkit for its pure object-oriented database product, codenamed Jasmine. The database is due to ship within three months and the company expects sales to surpass those of system management suite CA-Unicenter, its current flagship, within five years.
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