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Nov 30 2009   2:36PM GMT

Compuware announces $1 million mainframe contest

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Mainframe software provider Compuware is offering a $1 million prize to someone who best praises the company’s mainframe software.

The Detroit-based company is handing out free assessments to potential customers to determine what they think are the best ways to improve application and system performance.

The contest is open to all Compuware customers who maintain a software maintenance contract with the company through the process of the competition. Customers will be able to submit their stories online until Nov. 30, 2010. Compuware will then select the grand prize winner, which will get $1 million “cash,” as the company put it. There will also be nine runners-up who will get a $100,000 credit toward the purchase of a new software license from Compuware.

“Participants will be able to enter short stories about how Compuware’s mainframe solutions have saved them money or helped them avoid some kind of a problem,” said Rose Rowe, VP of mainframe strategy. “There is no limit to the number of stories. We would encourage employees of customers to submit as many and as often as they would like.”

The company didn’t have a link for me for submitting the stories, and I couldn’t find it going through the Compuware site. Hopefully they’ll have something up soon.

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