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ICL: A Business and Technical History: The Official History of Britain's Leading Information Systems Company

Campbell-Kelly, Martin

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ISBN 10: 0198539185 / ISBN 13: 9780198539186
Published by Oxford University Press, U.S.A., 1990
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: ICL: A Business and Technical History: The ...

Publisher: Oxford University Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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The history of ICL is synonymous with the history of the British computer industry. ICL was formed by a series of mergers in response to the increasing market dominance of the large American corporations, particularly IBM. The struggles between these two giants and the inherent problems and implications of competing with US multi-nationals are examined in detail in Campbell Kelly's wide ranging study. At the time of writing in the late 1980s, the author was given unrestricted access to ICL archives and his lucid account of the company, its set-backs and successes makes for a compelling and informative read. This book, which was Winner of the Wadsworth Prize for Business History (1989), will be of great interest to anyone involved in business or the computing industry.

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`... well researched and thoroughly documented... It provides an authoritative and readable narrative of the evolution and history of ICL and will undoubtedly take its place as the standard reference work on the companyy for many years to come.' Computer Weekly `excellently written.... If nothing else this book enables the reader to obtain a perspective of what is often seen in Britain as a fight between ICL and IBM. A fascintating book for those that have lived through the years it covers.' Computer Books Review `... valuable for the student of management strategy' Computer Bulletin `... an absorbing book' The Independent

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