Open Environment Corporation

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Open Environment Corporation (OEC)
Industry Technology, Outsourcing Services, Business Consulting
Founded 1992
Headquarters Cambridge, MA, USA
Website www.borland.com

Open Environment Corporation (OEC) was founded by John J. Donovan[1] in 1992 in Cambridge, Massachusetts,[2] USA. OEC develops, markets and supports software that enables companies to create applications for distributed, client/server computing systems. OEC pioneered a three-tiered[3] software architecture that allows customer to rapidly develop, deploy and manage software applications to access critical information quickly on an enterprise-wide basis.[4]

OEC was bought out by Borland in 1996.

History[edit]

In 1992, Open Environment Corporation was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) by John J. Donovan, former chairman,[5] pioneering three-tiered architecture. It was initially founded as a division of Cambridge Technology Group, and then spun-out in 1993.

On February 10, 1995 OEC completed its initial public offering on NASDAQ[6][7] under ticker OPEN.[8]

On August 31, 1995 OEC bought Jarrah Technologies Pty. Limited in a stock-swap.[6]

In 1996 OEC was bought out by Borland.[9]

Products[edit]

OEC Toolkit[10] is a set of client/server application development software. OEC sold and marketed this product jointly with IBM.[10] The product, which eventually would become known as Entera, was the first middleware product sold as a best-of-breed application server platform and pioneered the three-tiered client/server development model.[11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The business of software: what every manager, programmer, and entrepreneur ..., by Michael A. Cusumano
  2. ^ A 1-2-3 approach to client/server apps, Network World, August 01, 1992
  3. ^ Toolkit guards client/server security,Info World , September 23, 1993
  4. ^ Open Environment Corporation Announces Product Name Change,All Business,March 21, 1995
  5. ^ BORLAND TO ACQUIRE OPEN ENVIRONMENT CORPORATION; Together to Offer Multi-Tier, Scalable Client/Server and Intranet Solutions., BUSINESS WIRE, May 13, 1996
  6. ^ a b Open Environment Corporation Annual Report 1995
  7. ^ Open Environment Corporation files initial public offering of 2,750,000 shares of common stock.,Business Wire, April 13, 1995
  8. ^ FITZGERALD COMMUNICATIONS PARTNERS WITH OPEN ENVIRONMENT CORPORATION AND VISIX SOFTWARE, PRNewswire, May 20, 1996
  9. ^ Borland to Acquire Open Environment Corporation Business Wire, May 13, 1996
  10. ^ a b Client/Server Applications, Network World, Volume 10, Number 39
  11. ^ Entera