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July 5, 2006 at 2:55 PM

WRQ detached from Attachmate

WRQ, a legendary name in Seattle’s tech community, is no more. After a series of mergers that created AttachmateWRQ, the company recently dropped WRQ from its name and now goes by Attachmate.

Was it some kind of payback? After WRQ merged with Attachmate last year, headquarters were based in WRQ’s Seattle offices. So WRQ got to keep its offices, and Attachmate got to keep its name.

The renaming was slipped into a press release on another topic, the finalization of the company’s acquisition of NetIQ. The $495 million deal creates “a $400 million company serving more than 40,000 customers in over 60 countries, with near complete penetration of the Global 10,000.”

It sounds like IPO time. They ought to pay homage to WRQ by listing the stock as AWRQ.

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