Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation

Examines Compaq’s 1998 takeover of Digital Equipment Corporation and the role played by Compaq’s CEO, Eckhard Pfeiffer in the move.

Compaq Computer Corporation’s June, 1998, takeover of Digital Equipment Corporation will be elaborated below. Eckhard Pfeiffer, as President and CEO of Compaq Corporation played an important role in the takeover and the rationale that guided his decision(s) will be the focus of this paper.

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