Rus News Journal

The computer market demands changes

Now in the market of computers with difficulties first of all

the large companies face. In this connection the management of the American firm
Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), taking the second place after IBM among
world manufacturers of computers, last months continues actively
to be engaged in its structural reconstruction. On October, 14th the company declared about
the losses suffered by it in past quarter which have made 260,5 million
according to corporation DEC, last quarter at the firm aggregate profit in 3,31
mlrd dollars it has incurred a loss in 260,5 million dollars. For the same period
last year at the income 3,29 mlrd dollars the company has lost 473,5 million
dollars. As the vice-president of the company John Smith (John Smith), " has declared; Recession in
to world economy on - former throws down a serious challenge as to our business, so
and all industry of information technology . The firm has serious problems
with sale of computers of a class mainframe though manufacture integrated
systems, workstations and personal computers, and also program
maintenance for computer networks and automation of trading operations remains
Having met difficulties, corporation DEC continues deep structural
reorganisation. This year the chief manager and
the founder of the company Kenneth Olson (Kenneth Olson) has retired. The policy of firm is directed
on the maximum decrease in all expenses, up to reduction of expenses on
development and scientific researches and staff reductions. Digital will be absolutely
another, - the new president of firm Robert Palmer (Robert Palmer), -
" has declared; All these changes demand time, and we have already started to work . Besides,
according to employees of corporation, for overcoming of difficulties Digital
Equipment conducts active search of new commodity markets. In particular, the company
shows a great interest to the Russian market (see #50, with. 12).

Phone of Moscow representation DEC: (095 253 - 25 - 50. A fax: 253 - 29 - 95.