BURLINGTON, MA. June 19, 2013 – Alpha Software Corporation today announced Dan Bricklin has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. The company also announced John Cullinane has become an advisor and investor in the company, joining Joseph Alsop in those roles.
Alpha Anywhere is a standards-based environment that dramatically reduces the cost, time and complexity of developing and deploying scalable, data-driven business applications for today's mobile + personal computing era. These applications can take advantage of hardware-specific features and support all display sizes on all platforms.
The software accomplishments of Bricklin, Cullinane and Alsop span decades. Bricklin is known as the "father of the electronic spreadsheet," while Cullinane is credited with creating the software product industry. Both Alsop and Cullinane started and grew business software companies to $1 billion plus valuations.
"John, Joe and Dan have truly remarkable track records anticipating market requirements and delivering products that solve critical problems," said Richard Rabins, Alpha Software CEO. "They believe our new product, Alpha Anywhere™, is the only complete environment for rapidly developing and deploying scalable, data-driven business applications for mobile devices and personal computers. The combined talent, experience and knowledge Dan, Joe and John bring to Alpha is unparalleled."
Currently a venture partner at Alsop Louie Partners and an Alpha Software board member, Joseph Alsop co-founded Progress Software, a global supplier of application infrastructure software used to develop, deploy, integrate and manage business applications. Under Alsop's watch as CEO, the company attracted 100,000 customers in 140 countries and had more than a half-billion dollars in revenues. During his tenure, more than 70 percent of Fortune 100 companies depended on Progress to help develop and deploy new software applications. In his role with Alsop Louie Partners, he is investing in and working with information technology companies in Massachusetts.
In 1968 John Cullinane founded Cullinane Corporation, the first successful software products company, proving wrong industry gurus who said it could not be done and that there was no future in software. Known for its integrated application development platform for both mainframes and PCs, the company's IDMS product still maintains some of the largest databases in the world. Cullinane was drawn to Alpha by its new product, Alpha Anywhere, which he believes represents a technology breakthrough as the first complete application development environment for mobile devices and personal computers. In November 2012, Cullinane received the prestigious Commonwealth Award from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, and was credited with creating the foundation for the "Big Data" industry in Massachusetts.
About Alpha Software Corporation
Alpha Software products deliver significant productivity gains to developers of all levels building cross-platform mobile and web business apps. Alpha Anywhere is a front-end and back-end, low-code, rapid mobile application development and deployment environment. Alpha Anywhere applications showcase built-in offline capability, easy integration with existing data and applications, and advanced security. Developers and business leaders in thousands of organizations across one hundred countries have used Alpha Software products to cost-effectively deploy enterprise applications with outstanding user experiences. For more information, visit www.AlphaSoftware.com, or follow us on Twitter at @AlphaSoftware.
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