View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
January 25, 1987

NOW 3COM PICKS CENTRAM AS ITS ACQUISITION PARTNER

By CBR Staff Writer

Having seen its agreement to be acquired by Convergent Technologies fall apart, local network builder 3Com Corp, Santa Clara, California has found a much more modest partner in the shape of Centram Systems, Berkeley. 3Com has signed a letter of intent to acquire Centram, which developed the Tops networking program for Apple’s Macintosh. Introduced five months ago, Centram’s Tops is claimed to be the first true file server for Macintosh. It enables each computer on the network to share files, disks and peripherals with any other, and can translate between Mac-DOS, PC-DOS and Unix so that dissimilar computers can share files transparently and in real time. Privately-held Centram has 40 employees; the Tops installed base is put at over 15,000 workstations. The share-exchange agreement is expected to be completed before month-end.

Websites in our network
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
I consent to New Statesman Media Group collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED
THANK YOU