So far I have published two posts showing the computer-related mugs in my collection. Over several weeks I first tweeted a mug a day from my collection, and now I am blogging them for those that missed any of the tweets.
In part 1 of my computer mug collection I highlighted the mugs from companies where I worked; and in part 2 I showed the mugs I received from conferences and user groups. Today’s post I call the dearly-departed — mugs from companies that have been acquired or gone out of business.
First up, we have Goal Systems. This is not the current company named Goal Systems (transport industry software), but the company that sold the performance monitor Insight for Db2 before CA acquired them.
And here are two more companies that were bought by CA: Pansophic and I just had to include a Platinum mug again.
Then we have BGS Systems, the maker of mainframe capacity planning and performance software that I believe was acquired first by Boole and Babbage, and then by BMC Software.
And here is a nice mug from Easel Corporation, which was a popular software development firm for GUI design. It was acquired by VMARK in the mid-1990s.
Here we have a mug from R&O, the original makers of the Rochade repository. They have since been acquired by Allen Systems Group.
Then we have this mug, from Cogito, the makers of EZ-Db2… they have since been acquired by Syncsort.
And then there is XA Systems, which was acquired by Compuware back in the early 1990s.
And finally, here is a mug from Sablesoft. They made the Compile/QMF (which at some point was renamed to Compile/QQF) product. Sabelsoft was acquired by Platinum technology, inc., and then CA.
That conclude today’s post… but there are still a few more mugs I have yet to blog. Stay tuned for the final post in this series coming next week!