Dino-Software Corporation was founded in 2002 and released its vanguard product, T-REX, that same year. The company develops enterprise-wide z/OS solutions for the optimization of complex IT environments. Known primarily for its specialist capabilities in the z/OS mainframe including VSAM record management, catalog, storage management and disaster recovery, Dino-Software technologists have over the course of time, authored over 25 products which have produced hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Many Fortune 500 companies who would prefer to remain nameless . . have been saved from complete melt downs by Dino-Software technology!
In the mid 1980’s, Softworks, Inc., a privately held company in Clinton, Maryland, developed the world’s first ICF catalog back-up and recovery tool, known as “the Mechanic.” The product was later augmented by two additional modules and renamed “Catalog Solution®” in the 1990’s. It went on to become the industry standard for catalog management with several thousand licenses sold. In 2000, Softworks was acquired by EMC Corporation® for $192 million, and the redundant employees, including all of the original Catalog Solution developers, subsequently formed Dino-Software.
The new development teams, comprising specialists from both the Performance and Storage groups, set about designing and coding a new catalog management product that eliminated the limitations of the old technology to produce the fastest, most comprehensive catalog management product available. “T-REX” rapidly went on to sell more copies, in less time, than any other catalog management product ever released. T-REX remains a substantial leap forward in ICF catalog technology, containing the functionality of at least 6 stand-alone (separately priced) products in the market.
Dino-Software followed this early success with a host of new, innovative products in the areas of performance tuning, storage optimization, data and communications security. This formula of superior product at reasonable cost, backed up by first class support from industry experts, has allowed Dino-Software to enjoy unprecedented growth and rapidly establish Dino-Software technology as the gold standard in enterprise-wide z/OS management solutions.
Today, Dino-Software is privately held, fully capitalized and cash positive without significant external debt. Company employees are geographically distributed and utilize remote communication technologies and processes. In addition to providing first class technical support 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year, Dino-Software customers are also protected by a source code escrow arrangement at no additional cost. In the unlikely event of a triggering event, licensees would continue to enjoy the same cost-effective benefits and use of the product. Dino-Software has its own in-house legal counsel but is represented in all IP matters by Marzouk & Parry, LLP. in Washington DC. Escrow is provided by H. A Dennis, Esq., Escrow Services of Fairfax, VA and outside accounting and tax matters are handled by the firm of Timmons & Edwards in Bethesda, MD.