Rocket Software Rebranding of U2 Products Underway; Rocket Turns 20

Rocket Software is in the midst of a large project to rebrand U2 products as its own. While it's relatively easy to change the product names on the CDs and splash screens, it takes longer to update all the documentation, error messages, and installation paths, notes Susie Siegesmund, vice president and general manager of Rocket U2. As part of this project, on September 30, 2010, Rocket will remove old documentation from the Rocket website and replace it with the latest versions. Siegesmund suggests that anyone who wants to keep older versions of the documentation should download them before that date.

Rocket Software turned 20 in April. "Rocket has made a 20-year investment in building a company that you can trust will be there for you today and tomorrow because our foundation is focused on growth," states Andy Youniss, president and CEO.

In other Rocket U2 news, Jackie Burhans, director of U2 product strategy at Rocket Software, says that there is a new release of wIntegrate, 6.2, Rocket U2's application renovation and terminal emulation software, which is expected to be released in May. Also in May there will be a point release of SystemBuilder Extensible Architecture (SB/XA) and that will be version 6.0.2.

Siegesmund also recently delivered a keynote on "The Future of MultiValue" at the International Spectrum event held in Westminster, Colo. She talked about the current economic situation, the growth of solution sales, and the factors that favor use of MultiValue applications in emerging markets. For more information about Rocket U2, go here.