Compaq – Digital Merging Case

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MERGER AND ACQUISITION: MERGER AND ACQUISITION DISCUSSION ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES HUMAN RESOURCE ORGANIZATIONS & MANAGEMENT CULTURES ASPECT COMPAQ – DIGITAL MERGING CASE COMPAQ DIGITAL MERGING CASE

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CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION

II. BEFORE THE MERGER III. DIFFICULTIES OF THE MERGER IV. SUGGESTIONS FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MERGER V. CONCLUSION

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I. INTRODUCTION
Jan/1998: Official announcement the merging between Compaq Computer Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation p g q p p 11/Jun/1998: The approval of the stockholder, the Day-One objective achievement: hi t Over 100,000 employees of the new Compaq were able to access a single email directory via a corporate network that linked it worldwide sites within 60 first minutes of the stockholder vote.

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II. BEFORE THE MERGER
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION:

A minicomputers manufacturing 1957

Transferred from computer manufacturing to computing services During 1990s g

Mid of 1980s The world’s secondlargest computer maker

Jun 1998 The third largest provider of corporate computer services with $1.3 billion profits (at the merger time)

Organization and resource: • • In 1997, it had 1,000 sales, production, and service sites all over the world. 70,000 employees (at the merger time)
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II. BEFORE THE MERGER
COMPAQ COMPUTER CORPORATION:

Established in 1982 as a manufacturing in clone and sell personal computers. Located in Houston with around 20,000 employees, a haft of total, working there. 20 000 employees total there Competitiveness was as a high-volume and low-cost manufacturer, As the growth of market demand on service characteristic The solution was the merger with services companies.

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III. DIFFICULTIES OF THE MERGER
Define the key elements which affected the success of the merger process:

KEY ELEMENTS Information management…...

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