Breaking News—Compuware Launches $1 Million Essay Contest

Compuware Corporation has launched a Mainframe Cost Savings Program for its customers' sites, in which companies will be entitled to receive a free cost-savings assessment, a roadmap to future mainframe operational costs savings and the opportunity to win a grand prize of $1 million, the vendor says.

To participate, companies take part in a free cost-savings assessment. Through the assessment, Compuware says it will identify any future savings opportunities, as well as potential operational cost savings.

"We're so confident in our differentiated capabilities and ROI that we're offering $1 million to help our customers prove it," says Rose Rowe, vice president of Mainframe Strategy for Compuware. "In the last 6 months alone, our customers have told us that Compuware has saved them more than $2 billion. We're launching this program to help our customers save even more money."

The program is open to all Compuware customers who maintain a Compuware mainframe software maintenance contract during the program. Participating customers will access a secure web portal where they can submit brief stories documenting the successes and savings they have realized from Compuware Mainframe Solutions. The most compelling collection of stories will earn the winning organization a $1 million grand prize at the end of the year-long contest.

In addition to the grand prize winner, nine runners-up will receive a $100,000 credit toward purchase of a new Compuware product software license. Each collection of cost-savings stories will be judged by a panel of industry-experts and Compuware executives. This program will run through November 30, 2010.

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