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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2007 vol. 29)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 3-17
George T. Gray , Georgia Technology Authority
Ronald Q. Smith , Unisys Corporation
ABSTRACT
Competitors of IBM at the beginning of the 1980s, Sperry and Burroughs found it increasingly difficult to match IBM's market power and depth of product line. The two companies merged to form Unisys in 1986. Burdened by heavy debt, battered by the 1991 recession, Unisys persisted and went on to develop new business strategies to meet the needs of server-based computing.
INDEX TERMS
Burroughs, ClearPath, Remington Rand, server-based computing, Sperry, Sperry Rand, Sperry-Burroughs merger, Unisys
CITATION
George T. Gray, Ronald Q. Smith, "Against the Current: The Sperry-Burroughs Merger and the Unisys Struggle to Survive 1980-2001", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 29, no. , pp. 3-17, April-June 2007, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2007.16
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