Artifact Details

Title

Association of Data Processing Service Organizations (ADAPSO) reunion workshop : banking litigation and issues of the 1960s

Catalog Number

102658204

Type

Text

Date

2002-05-04

Contributor

Allison, David, Historian
Bergin, Thomas (Tim), Moderator
Bergin, Thomas (Tim), Historian
Dent, T. Lowell, Participant
Goldstein, Bernie, Moderator
Johnson, Julie, Participant
Johnson, Luanne, Participant
Johnson, Luanne, Editor
Lautenberg, Frank, Participant
Markoski, Joe, Participant
Nugent, Mike, Participant

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Washington, DC

Extent

21 p.

Description

A group of former CEO’s of computer software product and services companies discuss the formation of ADAPSO and how fighting against the policy of allowing banks to offer computer services became the first significant issue of the organization. The win against unfair banking competition and the fights which followed against IBM, accounting firms and Microsoft led to one of the strongest times in ADAPSO’s history. The participants then discuss the growth in specialized computer services companies and how ADAPSO was comprised of entrepreneurs that led to the growth of that industry. Finally, they talk about the effects that winning the fight against banks had on the computer services industry.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Software business history; ADAPSO; Dent, T. Lowell; Goldstein, Bernie; Lautenberg, Frank; Johnson, Luanne; Markoski, Joe; Nugent, Mike; Wessel, Milton; IBM; Microsoft Corporation; Evans, Bill; Patman, Wright; House Banking Committee; ADP

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Lot Number

X4424.2008