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The minicomputer began a revolution in the computer industry and was influential in the industry for over twenty years until superseded by client server computing and the personal computer. David Goodwin performs a case study of how Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), which was number two in the world in 1988, became a takeover candidate for a PC manufacturer in just ten years.

Event details of Why DEC failed
Date 8 September 2016
Time 12:00 -13:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

D.T.  Goodwin, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC): a Case Study of Indecision, Innovation and Company Failure.


Prof. P.J. van Baalen


Prof. W.L. Buitelaar


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.