Desperate Hours At Dec

Digital Equipment Corp. is a company in need of triage. Sales are drying up in its key minicomputer line. A two-year-old restructuring plan has failed miserably. Forecasting and production planning systems have broken down. Cost-cutting hasn't come close to restoring profitability. Top executives--including a handful of outsiders recruited for a turnaround--are bolting. And the long-term strategy to rebuild one of America's premier technology companies around a hot new chip just isn't paying off.

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