• Subject: Re: Is JBA an abbreviation for something?
  • From: "OleBlighty" <oleblighty@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 14:55:13 -0700

Ted,

Sorry, but that is incorrect. Olympic Software was created as the
development arm of JBA in/around 1987.  It was named as such because
"Olympic" was supposed to be the name given the AS/400.  The initial idea
being that OSL, as a separate company, could build software and sell it to
JBA, agents or potentially any other software vendors.  Of course, that is
not exactly the way it turned out.

Regards,

Mark.

----- Original Message -----
From: Ted Koetter <tkoetter@gbasys.com>
To: <JBAUSERS-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 1999 8:30 AM
Subject: RE: Is JBA an abbreviation for something?


> Along time ago in a land far away, a company named "Olympic Software,
Ltd."
> headquartered in the UK purchased a Software house "Johnson Brown
> Associates" located in Australia.  Eventually the companies were merged
> together and the parent Company "Olympic Software, Ltd." changed their
name
> to JBA International.  The initials stuck, the rest did not.
>
> In fact the initials of the parent company stuck also.  OSL, the initials,
> are used through out JBA as the first 3 letters of their AS400 library
> names.  "oslapf3", oslinf3"  etc.
>
> Ted Koetter
> Vice President Business Development
>
> GBA Systems
> 8818 US Highway 421 North
> Colfax, NC 27235
> (336) 668-4555 or (800) 422-3267
> (336) 668-9576
> tkoetter@gbasys.com
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Thomas [mailto:DThomas@lpw-mdi.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 28, 1999 10:30 AM
> To: 'JBAUSERS-L@midrange.com'
> Subject: Is JBA an abbreviation for something?
>
>
> I've always been told it doesn't stand for anything.  We are often asked
> this by customers and auditors.
>
> Dan Thomas
> Sr. VP Information Systems
> Medical Distribution, Inc.
> 4500 Progress Blvd
> Louisville, KY  40218-5058
> Phone (502) 454-9013 ext 120
> email  DThomas@lpw-mdi.com
>
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