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Catalog Number

102702044

Title

Duffield, Dave (David A.) oral history

Type

Text

Date

2001-01-11

Contributor

Duffield, David, Interviewee
Johnson, Luanne, Interviewer; Editor

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Incline Village, Nevada

Extent

18 p.

Description

David A. (Dave) Duffield talks about his experiences as a serial entrepreneur founding first Information Associates, then Integral Systems and then PeopleSoft. He describes how each firm was founded as a result of recognizing a market need and covers the process of transforming Integral Systems from a firm offering custom software services to a software product firm. He reviews the differences between a software services company and a software product company, including the need for upfront financing when starting a product company. He also talks about the importance of technology platforms as a driver in creating new and better software products.

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Transcription

Subject

Aspland, Brian; Ideal/Datacom; Duffield, David A.; Duffield, Dave; Software; Information Associates; Robinson, John; Integral Systems, Inc; InSci; MSA; Tesseract; PeopleSoft

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X5310.2009