CNA Likes Sybase Standard... And Mulls Replacing Oscars

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CNA Financial Corp.'s CNA Insurance Companies unit has opted to shift all the databases supporting its information systems enterprise-wide to Sybase Inc.'s relational database management software. While details of the decision remain sketchy at press time, the shift will have an impact on at least two key applications supporting the insurance company's investment management operations.

According to Dan Fitzgerald, CNA Insurance's director of investment systems, within the next few weeks, CNA