Digital's Pc Pratfall

A bungled effort to grow ends in a big charge and layoffs

No.5 in '95. That was the market-share goal that Enrico Pesatori set for Digital Equipment Corp. when it entered the PC business on his watch in 1993. Pesatori, vice-president and general manager of DEC's computer systems division, had a personal goal, as well: He wanted the top job at Digital.

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