Brandon Systems Announces Acquisition of Jolly Giant Software, Complementing its Mainframe Modernization Suite with a Terminal Emulation Product

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Brandon Systems has recently acquired Jolly Giant Software Inc., a developer of terminal emulation software. This acquisition complements Brandon's existing mainframe modernization product called WIRE.

Our customers are constantly challenged to improve the overall user experience while reducing risk and exposure. With this acquisition, we can provide all of the products and services to support a complete enterprise application modernization strategy.

Brandon Systems announced today that it has acquired Jolly Giant Software Inc., a Canadian-based developer of terminal emulation software. The addition of the Jolly Giant product line and customer base augments Brandon Systems’ portfolio of mainframe modernization technologies.

Jolly Giant’s flagship product is the QWS3270 PLUS emulator and has over one million installations worldwide. This acquisition complements Brandon Systems’ existing product portfolio which includes WIRE, a web based modernization product and development platform. Brandon Systems brings over 30 years of software development experience to Jolly Giant customers.

Seth Hemley, President of Brandon Systems, said, “This acquisition has positioned us as a key player in the market of mainframe terminal emulation. Current statistics show that the prevalence of mainframe technologies within large organizations continues to remain high. Our customers are constantly challenged to improve the overall user experience while reducing risk and exposure. With this acquisition, we can now provide all of the products and services to support a complete enterprise application modernization strategy.”

Jim Rymerson, President of Jolly Giant Software Inc., said, “The marriage of Jolly Giant Software with Brandon Systems opens up our customers to new product and service offerings which will help them further their investment in mainframe technologies."

About Brandon Systems
Brandon Systems is a leading provider of enterprise technology solutions. Their product WIRE allows organizations to rapidly deploy enhanced user interfaces around their mainframe applications. Brandon delivers solutions that span call centers, mobile users, ERP, CRM, eBusiness, application integration, legacy modernization, workflow, and business intelligence. Brandon’s solutions can run both on premises and in the cloud.

About Jolly Giant Software Inc.
Founded in 1994, Jolly Giant Software Inc. (JGS) develops and markets cost effective TN3270E connectivity software, enabling PCs to connect to IBM mainframes using TCP/IP. Other products from JGS include a secure version (SSL) of the TN3270 emulator and a FTP product that sends and receives files between your PC and remote servers such as IBM mainframes, NetWare Servers, Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 systems and UNIX systems.

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