Well known computer firms of the past -- where are they now?

8/10

What happened to DEC

Source:  Computer Weekly archive

What happened to DEC

In the 1960s Digital Equipment Corporation worked on an alternative to IBM – a minicomputer alternative called the PDP-11 (pictured).

The company became the second largest computer company in the world in the 1980s with a successful line of Vax minicomputers.

It was bought by Compaq in 1998, which was later acquired by Hewlett Packard in 2002.

 

The journey to modern computing has involved several companies, each making a vital contribution. But despite the significance of their various milestones, many have merged with modern household name companies while others have stumbled into obscurity and bankruptcy. Computer Weekly traces the histories of some of these seminal computer companies.

View All Photo Stories

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

  • How do I size a UPS unit?

    Your data center UPS sizing needs are dependent on a variety of factors. Develop configurations and determine the estimated UPS ...

  • How to enhance FTP server security

    If you still use FTP servers in your organization, use IP address whitelists, login restrictions and data encryption -- and just ...

  • 3 ways to approach cloud bursting

    With different cloud bursting techniques and tools from Amazon, Zerto, VMware and Oracle, admins can bolster cloud connections ...

SearchDataManagement

Close