Compaq Hooks Up With A Networking Wizard

For two years, Compaq Computer weighed a move into the booming networking business. Employees gathered company data, romanced more than a dozen prospective acquisitions, poured over market projections and products. In fact, they did so much analyzing, prospects wondered whether Compaq would ever make up its mind. They're wondering no more: In two quick moves, culminating with its Nov. 6 bid for NetWorth Inc., Compaq grabbed the people and products needed to launch itself into the flourishing $4 billion market for providing computer networks to company branch offices and departments.

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