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April 21, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:52pm

DEC REVENUES AND SERVICES IN DECLINE

By CBR Staff Writer

Digital Equipment Corp is failing on both sides of its business. Product revenue for the most recent quarter slumped 10.7% to $1.84bn, which suggests that Alpha sales, which were already going ex-growth in the first two quarters, are now in decline – but services, where almost everyone else is seeing at minimum significant growth, is also in decline, off 5.7% at $1.48bn. Unit sales of Alpha systems rose 6% in the third quarter over the second quarter as the company slashed prices to make the things less uncompetitive – customers demand a very big discount for the manifest risks in investing in equipment from DEC, but the sales rise meant only that Alpha revenue dipped 2%.

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