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DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation)

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Now part of Compaq, DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) has long occupied a leading position in the mid-range computer, traditionally known as the minicomputer, the business computer platform that fits between the mainframe and the personal computer and serves small and medium-sized businesses with its VMS operating system. In recent years, DEC has been addressing IBM's AS/400 platform, the advent of the workstation platforms of Sun Microsystems and others, and the client/server concept of computing. Today, DEC is focusing strongly on Internet systems and software.

This was last updated in April 2005
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