Why is outsystems called as OUTSYSTEMS?

Happy New Year To all of You. I did spend most of my time in Outssytems last year and it was a great ending.

All this long I had one question in my mind which is : Why is outsystems called as OUTSYSTEMS? I somehow feel that name is strange ? Is there anybody who thinks the same ?
Ravi -

Honestly... I've wondered the same thing myself but never thought to ask!

J.Ja
Solution
Hi guys,

Our initial vision was that eventually all IT "systems" would migrate "out" of enterprise data centers and be supported by Application Service Providers - ASPs and we went and built a platform to support that opportunity. We could not foresee that the "out" would be eventually called "cloud":)

Paulo
Solution
Neat bit of history there, thanks! Now I know what to tell folks when they ask me. :)

J.Ja
You can check Paulo's blog post for the full timeline:
A Cloud Platform before its time.

Cheers!
Davide
Now it makes some sense regarding Outsystems name...thanks for your replies and really exciting to see if there will be a better name to the platform. After all the platform has a lot of capabilities and the end user should get some fascination and attracted by the name.  A first impression is the best impression :)


Davide Marquês wrote:

You can check Paulo's blog post for the full timeline:
A Cloud Platform before its time.

Cheers!
Davide


Just a quick note to who may be interested in that post, now (after more than 5 years) that link is broken and I could not find it on OutSystems blog.

Currently, it can be read on Medium:

- A Cloud Platform before its time (@Medium)


A piece of history !!

Wow! Very nice to know this! 

I did not know about the history of the company name “OutSystems” until know!

Thanks for sharing :-)

Ricardo Barroso wrote:

Davide Marquês wrote:

You can check Paulo's blog post for the full timeline:
A Cloud Platform before its time.

Cheers!
Davide


Just a quick note to who may be interested in that post, now (after more than 5 years) that link is broken and I could not find it on OutSystems blog.

Currently, it can be read on Medium:

- A Cloud Platform before its time (@Medium)




Interesting, how Paulo mentions in his post about DevOps was used way back in 2002, although it has been named recently. Definitely way ahead of time. OutStanding OutSystems!

Paulo Rosado wrote:

Hi guys,

Our initial vision was that eventually all IT "systems" would migrate "out" of enterprise data centers and be supported by Application Service Providers - ASPs and we went and built a platform to support that opportunity. We could not foresee that the "out" would be eventually called "cloud":)

Paulo

A piece of history that is part of all those working with OutSystems today, sharing this journey with no return.


Great story - simple, meaningful and technically accurate, and more importantly, still very relevant!