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Date
1992
Copyright Owner
© Unisys
Keywords
Sperry UNIVAC; Burroughs Corporation; UNISYS Corporation
Object ID
500004305

Burroughs Corporation acquired Sperry Corporation in a 1986 hostile takeover. The name Unisys was among thousands submitted in a naming competition. The combined company, poised to challenge IBM in the mainframe market, changed direction as mainframes declined.