Best Website for Former J.D. Edwards Employees (2004)

When a company like J.D. Edwards is sold to a giant like PeopleSoft, you lose more than jobs (and in this case, the layoffs started soon after the sale). You also lose the sense of corporate culture and camaraderie built up over 26 years. To help keep that alive -- and to help former colleagues stay in touch -- Nick Gomersall, a ten-year-veteran of J.D. Edwards who now works for a British software maker, set up a members-only website,, "dedicated to all ex JD Edwards employees who have contributed in making this a great company." Even Ed McVaney contributed to the cause, sending in documents of the early years.

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