Ronald Q. Smith

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3 A latecomer to the general-purpose, transistor computer market, Sperry Rand first shipped its large-scale Univac 1107 and Univac III computers to customers in the second half of 1962, more than two years later than such key competitors as IBM and Control Data. While this lateness enabled Sperry Rand to produce relatively sophisticated products in the 1107(More)
Sperry Rand Corporation was formed in 1955 by the merger of Remington Rand and Sperry Gyroscope. Remington Rand was an early entrant in the computer industry through its acquisitions of Engineering Research Associates and Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation. The article describes the major vacuum tube computers and the supporting software developed by(More)
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(More)
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