Artifact Details

Title

Minicomputer Software Workshop : DEC-DG Business Growth

Catalog Number

102738008

Type

Text

Date

2008-06-03

Contributor

Albert, Gerard, historian
Grad, Burt, moderator
Gustafson, Paul, participant
Haigh, Thomas, historian
Hensley, Joe, participant
Hines, Karol, participant
Jerger, Doug, SI SIG
Johnson, Luanne, participant
LaHay, Ed, SI SIG
Mahoney, Michael, historian
Marcus, Michael, editor
Phillips, Jan, participant
Phillips, John, participant
Ray, Bruce, participant
Ross, Ken, participant
Schachter, Oscar, participant
Walsh, Ian, historian

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

44 p.

Format

PDF

Copyright Holder

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Description

This workshop explored various ways in which small software and services companies who served the minicomputer market started their businesses. There were a variety of business models ranging from being focused on a particular application or utilities areas, to a specific vertical market, or to timesharing on one platform. In most cases the companies morphed into different areas by covering more platforms, adding software products, or becoming a VAR by selling hardware along with their applications. Later, there were various kinds of joint business ventures and then mergers and acquisitions.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Argonaut; Creative Socio Medic; Data General Corporation (DG); DEC; Hixson, Bill; MUMPS; Ross Systems; Value Added Resellers (VARs); VAX; Vohs, Dennis; Wild Hare Computer Systems, Inc.

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Lot Number

X4697.2008