• October 19, 2018

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2015 #ThrowbackThursday

Rocket at 25: top 10 blog entries of 2015

As Rocket’s 25th anniversary year draws to a close, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the blog posts that you, our esteemed readers, found most interesting. Not surprisingly, technical posts rose to the top–maybe you’re trying to tell us something. Some of these posts were actually written before the year […]

The Rocket Band #ThrowbackThursday

Rocket at 25: A Magic Month For Rocket

If there’s one thing I can say after 25 years of running Rocket is that we don’t have many slow months. Rocketeers are always busy building new products, improving existing ones, working with our customers and partners to deliver great solutions, and planning for our future together. But the last 30 days are the busiest […]

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Rocket at 25: The Value of MultiValue

Imagine a technology solution that could allow you to manage massive amounts of unstructured data quickly, accurately, and efficiently. A system that could handle PDFs, photographs, Word documents, and emails just as easily as it handles data that’s neatly arrayed in a table? Welcome to the world of MultiValue – which has been delivering on […]

Rocket Build Montage #ThrowbackThursday

Rocket at 25: Collaboration, customers, community and why meeting in person matters

Every day Rocketeers across the globe connect in ways that would have astonished the business world two decades ago. Online meetings have made communication more efficient and reliable. Yet in spite of great technologies that facilitate Web-based meetings, Rocket still puts on several large-scale events every year that connect hundreds of employees from around the […]

Hubble #ThrowbackThursday

Rocket at 25: the year that was 1990

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Rocket Software, we thought it might be fun to take a look back at what the world was like in 1990–the year Rocket was founded. A lot has changed! Here are just a few of the things that happened 25 years ago: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed […]

Rocket Software Solutions #ThrowbackThursday

Rocket at 25: acquiring differently

Over the last 25 years Rocket Software has grown both organically and through acquisitions. Our first acquisition was led by our co-founder Johan Gedda, who saw the company through more than 20 acquisitions. Johan passed the torch to me four years ago and I’ve been leading our acquisition strategy ever since. We’ve refined our strategy […]

Rocketcaster #1 #ThrowbackThursday

Rocket at 25: the history behind Rocketcaster #1

If you’ve attended an IBM-hosted event in recent years, you may have seen CEO Andy Youniss give away a guitar before a well-known band comes on–or even play guitar himself before the show. What you may not know is that these aren’t any guitar you can get off the shelf at your local musical instrument […]

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Rocket at 25: Rocking at Boston Tech Jam 2015

The second annual Boston Tech Jam took place last week at Boston City Hall Plaza. This event, the brainchild of a group of Boston area tech luminaries, was designed to be an opportunity for different tech companies in the Boston area to get together and interact in an informal setting. Companies set up booths with […]

First Magazine Mention #ThrowbackThursday

Rocket at 25: our first magazine appearance

As we’ve mentioned before, Rocket was founded in April 1990. The company got off to a quiet start, but by October of that year, the media was starting to take notice. Thanks to the magic of Google, we can see Rocket’s first magazine mention in the October 15, 1990 issue of Computer World, accompanied by […]

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Rocket at 25: how my career started with a summer internship

A lot of people in the technology industry have a story about an event early in their careers that helped set the course for the next several decades. For me, my “lucky break” happened when I was in between my sophomore and junior year in college. In the summer of 1981, I was an intern […]