IONA is also the name of an Irish technology
company specialising in producing and implementing advanced e-business software
for companies to assist interaction between various distributed systems.
Starting in 1983 with research in Trinity College Dublin, its founders incorporated the campus company IONA Technologies in 1991. It initially received funding from the EU, the Irish Government, and Sun Microsystems.
Soon the company left Trinity College and began expanding, opening US headquarters in Boston. In 1997, IONA held an IPO and is now listed on the NASDAQ technology index(IONA). It now employs over 750 people worldwide, with an annual turnover of more than $100m.
Products include IONA Orbix, IONA iPortal Application Server, and IONA B2B Integrator.
Information adapted from www.iona.com