Rocket Software buys Zephyr for Terminal Emulation

Alex Woodie at IT Jungle has the story.

Note that this is the second big acquisition that Rocket made this year.┬áLast month they acquired IBM’s iCluster business.

And don’t forget that they also bought Aldon in 2011 and Seagull Software in 2006.

With this, Rocket is looming a little larger in the IBM i world and it’s also helping to shrink the number of vendors in that marketplace. This may just be another symptom of the mature marketplace that IBM i lives in, as companies like Rocket, Help/Systems, and Infor have grown by acquisition in recent years, and few (if any) start-up companies has shown up to grow the market.

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2 Responses to Rocket Software buys Zephyr for Terminal Emulation

  1. Hi and thanks for the tips, and the web page really looks great. What wordpress design are you using?

    • Joe Hertvik says:

      Thanks, Jeffrey. I’m using WordPress Twenty Ten 1.3 for the theme. I’m also using JetPack for managing the subscriptions and a few other things.

      The only real tweak I had to do was to add code to the loop to display an excerpt on certain sites that are aggregating my posts. Before I put in the fix, my entire post was showing up on sites like (good IBM i aggregator). Once I put in the fix, those sites (should) now only show the excerpt with a ‘Continue Reading’ button to view the rest of the article. Much better.

      What are you using? Eventually, I may outgrow this theme and want to put in things like affiliates. But I’ll cross that bridge later.

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