He made his name when he took over as CEO of Merant Plc in December 1998 after the $534m merger of Cobol tool developer, Micro Focus Group Plc, with applications enablement software and services company Intersolv
Inc, had proved a disaster.
(Over the years, Micro Focus developed a comprehensive and scalable suite of COBOL applications that eventually became an industry standard.) The Merant name was born in 1998 when Micro Focus merged with Intersolv
, a Rockville, Maryland-based "software factory" founded in 1985.
Orrett has been the company for seven years, after holding sales management positions with InterSolv
This grew into a shared electronic space, with PVCS (an Intersolv
product) as a supporting configuration management tool.
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Inc has launched DataDirect SequeLink Java Edition 2.0, a new version of its client/server data access middleware system, which provides data connectivity across a company and the Internet to essential mainframe data assets.
"The software industry is doing well, growing quickly," says John Cimral, general manager of Intersolv
's Automated Software Quality Group.
Investors bought shares on news of the company acquiring Intersolv
, an attractive looking US software and services company.
In response, the industry has created configuration management tools such as Intersolv
's PVCS and StarBase's StarTeam.
currently ships ODBC drivers for 17 of the most popular databases, such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, Informix, FoxPro, Excel and SQLBase.
He made his reputation when huge problems led him to become CEO of Merant Plc, a company formed by the merger of Micro Focus Group Plc and Intersolv
NCR Corporation has acquired a licencing agreement to use Intersolv
Inc`s DataDirect Connect ODBC driver manager within the ODBC driver for its Teradata relational database.
The UK-based software giant Micro Focus announced a pounds 323million deal to acquire US group Intersolv
. Micro Focus, however, fell to a wave of profit-taking and slammed into reverse.