NCR has switched allegiance from AT&T?s Onevision systems management software to Computer Associates? rival Unicenter offering.
The move follows AT&T?s decision to spin off NCR, formerly its Global Information Solutions unit, last year.
Jay Huff, CA?s UK marketing director, said: ?NCR has two major markets that we?re interested in - retail and finance. It sells a lot of boxes, especially in Europe, which is a good reason to love it.?
Under the terms of the deal, NCR will resell Unicenter to its installed base, jointly market the software and collaborate on future product development. CA will ship Unicenter TNG, the new generation of the software, for NCR?s Windows NT-based offerings later this quarter, while Unix support will follow in the second quarter.
NCR will also become a 'tier one port' for CA, and Unicenter will be optimised to manage NCR?s Lifekeeper clustering software, Top End transaction processing monitor and Teradata database. CA also plans to develop recovery software for Lifekeeper.
CA, for its part, has acquired NCR?s Operations Advantage agent technology, including agents that will enable Unicenter to manage NCR?s electronic point of sale devices and automatic teller machines.
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