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ITEM — Carton: 3 Identifier: MSS:6592 1940-2011 O474, 15374601900_VT_0042

State of the Company, Tape 1 of 3, Business Directions, 1989 May 4 Digital

Scope and Contents

This is a video recording produced by Digital Equipment Corp. regarding the "State of the Company" in May 1989. This is the first of three parts. It focuses on Digital's business directions and includes clips of the state of the company presentation. Digital president Ken Olsen talks about supporting the sales force in the field by making it easier for the business to connect with its customers. Olsen highlights that the sales force is the Digitals' focal point and that customers drive its bottom line. Other executives discuss the financial overview of the company for the previous fiscal year, a renewed focus on customers and how they run their business, and an simplification of Digital's organization, allowing it to be more responsive and effective in the new business climate.


  • 1989 May 4



Conditions Governing Access

A digital surrogate exists for this material and is available for access using Harvard Library delivery services.


84 linear feet (85 boxes, 36 cartons, 24 volumes)
48.9 Gigabytes (3 digitized video files)

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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

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