Company Background & History
Headquartered in Lansing, New York, Ready-to-Run Software was
established in June 1991. The company was formulated based on the premise and
the recognition that many companies spend a tremendous amount of their resources
in software development and support activities in general. More specifically,
however, many of these activities are focused on the transformation of existing
applications, tools and data to allow execution in another computing
environment, to improve performance or to implementation a cross-platform
solution. Very often, this level of software engineering and implementation
work may be non-developmental or may even be re-constructive in nature taking
away from mainstream efforts. However, companies readily acknowledge that these
activities, although often costly and tedious, are critical to their overall
global strategy and, in fact, also realize that these plans cannot be achieved
without the execution of this type of work.
Software, Inc. (RTR) was founded to directly fill the need for cross-platform
services. In particular, we are experts in software porting, optimizing
existing code and related cross-platform development & support.
Historically, Ready-to-Run Software was started by building and packaging the
products, first shipped in 1991. A ReadyPak® is a suite of
established, up-to-date and publicly available, open-source programs which have
been collected, built, tested and packaged into a kit form such that these
programs are “ready-to-run” on a target platform. The ReadyPak®
products are still widely used & distributed and are available for free download
from Ready-to-Run Software even today.
Ready-to-Run Software signed its first contract with the technology publication
firm, O’Reilly & Associates, to port and support 107 programs running on 7
platforms. This engineering work resulted in the delivery of the CD-ROM that
accompanied the popular book “UNIX Power Tools1”. Subsequently,
O’Reilly & Associates engaged Ready-to-Run Software to port and support 131
programs on 6 platforms in order to prepare the CD-ROM for the publication “X
that time, in order to provide porting services, Ready-to-Run has
established an extensive data center with an array of equipment and hardware
including hundreds of available versions of software operating platforms.
The Porting Center provides a
heterogeneous network of systems that are fully maintained and monitored with
extensive security and back-up tools and procedures. Today, customers contract
the time and resources of The Porting Center in order to avoid the costly
investment in a myriad of equipment and software. Ready-to-Run consulting
services are also available to offer expertise to Porting Center customers who
have questions about porting.
years, Ready-to-Run Software has become the leader in cross-platform software
service, software porting and improving existing software while offering
extensive implementation and back-end support services to dozens of companies
ranging from large multi-national, Fortune 500 firms to regional service and
is a registered trademark of Ready-to-Run Software, Inc.
Power Tools, O’Reilly & Associates, Bantam Books, ISBN: 0-553-35402-7
2X User Tools, O’Reilly & Associates, Thomson Learning, ISBN: