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Document Details


Title: Richard L. Crandall
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: A pioneer in timesharing, Richard Crandall, a University of Michigan graduate, formed Comshare and was its CEO for over 25 years. He describes the evolution of Comshare from its focus on interactive use of computers, through its transition to marketing software products, and to its eventual concentration on executive use of personal computers for business management information and decision support systems. He was Chairman of ADAPSO and its leader in strategic planning as well as an active participant in many committees including the Industry Image Committee. He organized and has been the coordinator of a software company CEO Roundtable since 1994. This oral history was sponsored by the Software History Center in conjunction with the Center's ADAPSO reunion (3 May 2002).
Extent: 28 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=305
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2002 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Crandall, Richard L., 1943-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 20-Jul-1943
Speaker place of birth: New York, NY; New York; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Businessman; Chief executive officer; Electrical engineer
Age at speaking: 59
Document location: Washington, D.C.
Document date: 03-May-2002
Interviewer: Cerruzi, Paul
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023929-25466