Finally, Software That Slays Giants

In August, 1991, the Turner Corp. said good-bye to its IBM 4341 mainframe computer. One of the nation's largest construction companies, Turner was then moving to a new headquarters in Lower Manhattan and began running its 30-city, 3,000-employee business entirely on a network of personal computers. In making the move, Turner's chief information officer, Richard A. Schell, looked foward to cutting the company's annual computer budget in half--to $2.5 million. Still, he was apprehensive. "We were taking a leap of faith," Schell says.

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