Control Data Australia Memories compiled by Brian Membrey
Head Office : Snippets, 1980s
St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 3, 1989 Link :
Control Data is taking its computerized lottery business to Great Britain -
St. Paul Pioneer Press, September 11, 1989 ($2.95) Link :
Top executives at Control Data Corp.'s headquarters tower in Bloomington have come a long way from the days when they spurned securities analysts' queries and scoffed at Wall Street. But not far enough. It's still too hard for analysts, portfolio managers and others to figure out how well or poorly the company's divisions are faring. Most large publicly held companies routinely disclose such information. Control Data doesn't, quite possibly scaring off investors. What's at... complete article, of 747 words
CONTROL DATA SELLING IMPRIMIS TO SEAGATE FOR $US450 MILLION
Control Data Corp. got a financial breather Friday when its lenders agreed to extend up to $205 million in short-
Control Data said it has amended its credit agreement for 12 months with nine banks led by Bank of America. The pact provides for up to $115 million in standby letters of credit and direct loans of up of $90 million.
San Jose Mercury News, May 31, 1989 Link :
Control Data Corp. of Bloomington, Minn., has agreed to sell its string of vocational and technical training institutes to a group of business executives, taking another step to raise badly needed cash. The business group plans to buy the 25 Control Data Institutes in the United States and Canada and the three centers of the Institute for Advanced Technology. The price was not disclosed. The institutes provide post-
The Gazette (Colorado Springs), May 17, 1989 Link :
Lakeland Ledger, 11 May, 1989 (complete article)
Control Data, a Minnesota-
St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 19, 1989 ($2.95) Link :
The loss of ETA Systems, Control Data's St. Paul-
San Jose Mercury News, December 22, 1988 ($2.95) Link :
Control Data Corp., facing a break-
CD EMPLOYEE LOTTERY SENTENCE (also 5 May, 1988)
Beaver County Times, 14 December, 1988 (extract from full article)
"The message is clear," Zimmerman said Tuesday. "If you try to defraud the Pennsylvania Lottery, you're risking a long prison term."
Henry Arthur Rich, 34, the mastermind who worked for the lottery's computer vendor, Control Data Corp., was sentenced to five to 10 years in state prison by Dauphin County Common Picas Court Judge Sebastian D. Natale. His codefendant, Mark S. Herbst, 33, a former video store clerk, received a two-
... in asking for tough sanctions, Deputy attorney General Michael J Kane said Rich had use his sophisticate computer knowledge to circumvent a multimillion-
(An article some two weeks earlier note CDC has lost the rights to the Illinois lottery, the successful bidder Gtech estimating $100 million revenue over five years)
St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 4, 1988 ($2.95) Link :
Control Data to supply disk drives for AT&T Control Data will supply disk drives for AT&T computers as part of a huge contract AT&T has won with the federal government. AT&T's computer contract, awarded by the Air Force, has an initial value of $929 million but could eventually expand to as much as $5 billion. Control Data will receive up to 10 percent of the contract and during its first year expects $70 million in revenue, according to a spokesman. Under the... complete article, of 585 words
CONTROL DATA SETS UP DATA STORAGE SUBSIDIARY
San Jose Mercury News, September 9, 1988 Link :
Control Data Corp. said it is establishing its Data Storage Products Group as a separate, stand-
St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 30, 1989 ($2.95) Link :
William Norris has been doing business with the Soviet Union for 24 years, and he says it never gets much easier -
STATE PROBES LOTTERY FOR EVIDENCE OF MORE FAKES (also 14 December , 1988)
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 5, 1988 Link :
State officials examined scores of past winning lottery tickets yesterday to determine whether there were other phony winners like the $15.2 million bogus ticket uncovered last week. However, investigators were sticking -
NEW YORK -
Time said the sale of SAMI-
Control Data, based in Minneapolis, said the acquisition moves it closer to its goal of becoming "a full service marketing information resource for advertisers and the media." it already owns Arbitron Ratings Co., which measures local television and radio audiences.
Ocala Star -
... While they were in California, the Florida lawmakers were introduced to the various games that the companies run for other state lotteries. Along the way, they were offered sightseeing trips, food, liquor and gifts by companies hoping to get the contract for Florida's lottery, it was reported Sunday.
One night the six legislators and other guests were taken to a famous, five-
Control Data already sells gaming equipment to Delaware, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Washington and Maryland ...
Boston Globe, 8 December, 1986 (complete article)
Though [William Norris] is not a Roman Catholic, he holds firmly that the recent pastoral letter on the economy issued by the US Roman Catholic bishops makes the best argument yet for an integrated approach to economic reform in the nation.
Lest Norris sound like just another business tub-
Norris, despite some catcalls from the computer wiseacres, hews to the conviction that Control Data's best long-
Control Data Corp. said Wednesday that it has cancelled the planned sale of its Ticketron betting and ticketing division because it doesn't need to raise more money right now.
The company had been negotiating a sale with an affiliate of Allen & Co., Inc., a New York investment banking firm.
Robert Price, Control Data's chairman and chief executive officer, said yesterday, "Since Control Data's financial restructuring is complete, there is no longer a compelling need ... complete article 799 words
The Milwaukee Sentinel, 8 May, 1986 (complete article)
CONTROL DATA CORP. will operate in fewer areas and make computer production and service its basic business to recover from massive financial losses, the company's chairman said Wednesday. "The Control Data of even a year ago is gone," Robert Price told shareholders at the annual meeting. "We have taken steps to create a new organization, one which will do fewer things, but do them more efficiently." Price announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer to help make Control Data a smaller company and said it will give each employee 10 shares of stock so the employees have a "stake In the future of Control Data."
Sydney Morning Herald, 28 April, 1986 (complete article)
In Lyons, 440 kilometres southeast of Paris, the police said a bomb near the American Express office on the sixth floor of a seven-
The police said the American Express office, as well as the offices of Control Data, an American computer company, were virtually destroyed by the blast and fire.
On the building's second floor, a re-
CONTROL DATA REPORTS LOSS, NEW DEBT PLAN
Control Data Corp. reported Thursday that it lost $567.5 million in 1985, its worst year ever, as a result of heavy operating losses and substantial write-
But Control Data also announced yesterday that it has reached an agreement in principle with 14 of its banks to restructure about $380 million in short-
|Bill Norris steps down|
|The CDC Breakup|
|A chip of former self|
|Control Data Corporation|
|Control Data Systems|
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|A Golden Jubilee|
|Bill Norris R.I.P.|
|Seymour bows out|
|CD founder quits|
|Chairman backs spin-off|
|CD sets payment|
|CD $493m loss|
|CD loses Lotto gamble|
|Computer bugs lottery|
|CD's $50m Penang plant|
|Search for a successor|
|CD Names New Executive|
|Bill Norris steps down|
|The CDC Breakup|
|A chip of former self|