Still Waiting For The New Ncr

Free of AT&T, the computer systems maker keeps stumbling

In a ballroom at the Hotel Del Coronado, an opulent beachfront hotel in San Diego, Per-Olof Loof, the evening's star performer, has strapped on his electric guitar. Loof, a top executive at $7 billion NCR Corp., is an unlikely rocker but quickly launches into Back at the New NCR, his own version of the 1969 Beatles hit, Back in the U.S.S.R. Applause erupts from dozens of NCR employees and customers.

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