The innovator that quit innovating

August 1992
U.S. News & World Report;8/31/92-9/7/92, Vol. 113 Issue 9, p23
Reports that failure to keep pace in the fast-changing computer world can exact a woeful price, as seen in the bankruptcy of Wang Laboratories, the company whose word processing systems helped transform the way nearly everyone prepares documents. Wang's founder, Shanghai-born An Wang; How Wang started the business; His education; The company failed to adapt to changes in the industry; Wang's death in 1990; Wang's competitors; More.


Related Articles

  • Wang's day-care program.  // Newsweek;9/2/1985, Vol. 106 Issue 10, p59 

    Wang's day-care program is one of 2000 companies, three times the number in 1982, that provide some kind of child-care assistance. From 1970 to 1984 the percentage of women in the work force with children under the age of six rose from 32 to 52 percent. More and more employers have begun to...

  • Wang Labs in Nashua asset sale agreement.  // Electronic News;7/5/93, Vol. 39 Issue 1970, p2 

    Reports on the agreement reached by Wang Laboratories with Nashua Corp. to sell certain assets of its consumable office and computer supplies business, Wang Express. Subject to US Bankruptcy Court approval; Step in the transition of Wang to a software and services company.

  • Wang loses shrink, emergence from Chapter 11 nears.  // Electronic News;8/2/93, Vol. 39 Issue 1974, p6 

    Reports on the recovery and restructuring of Wang Laboratories of Lowell, Massachusetts. Losses and share value; Chapter 11 proceedings; Profit forecast.

  • Wang seeks new glory with old name. Whitestone, Randy // Inter@ctive Week;03/17/97, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p63 

    Discusses the management plans to revive Wang Laboratories Inc. Refocus of the company's business towards desktop and network computing services; Profile of the company's financial status as of 1996; Comments from company officials.

  • Wang focusing on admin. solutions.  // T H E Journal;Jan95, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p34 

    Reports that Wang Laboratories Inc. is focusing on administrative computing in higher education and K-12 institutions. Successful sites for Wang; Solutions for admissions, financial aid, fund raising and accounting and other paper-intensive administrative functions.

  • `They'll notice'. Sparks, Debra // FW;10/25/94, Vol. 163 Issue 22, p30 

    Features Wang Laboratories. Joe Tucci as chief executive officer; Expected impact of the acquisition of France's Groupe Bull; Wang's divisional sales breakdown in fiscal 1994; Nonproprietary software and in systems integration as the newest part of Wang's business; Projected software licensing.

  • Wang reorganization plan focuses on software sales. Scheier, Robert L. // PC Week;3/22/93, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p135 

    Reports on the reorganization plan of Wang Laboratories Inc. as part of its bankruptcy filing. Phaseout from the minicomputer and personal computer (PC) manufacturing business; Turnover of ownership to creditors; Expected benefits of the plan to the company's financial position; Plans for...

  • Wang goes bust.  // Nature;8/27/1992, Vol. 358 Issue 6389, p698 

    Opinion. Deals with the bankruptcy of Wang Laboratories. The event as confirmation of the fact that even the best cannot stand still; Former magazine profiles of the late An Wang, founder of Wang Laboratories; Why the company filed for bankruptcy; More.

  • Blindsided by the future. Miller, Annetta; Rosenberg, Debra // Newsweek;8/31/1992, Vol. 120 Issue 9, p72 

    Explores the reasons why Wang Laboratories fell victim to the personal computer industry. Other computer makers which have failed to survive the much-vaunted `Massachusetts Miracle'; Thoughts about whether the company will eventually emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Wang expects profitability.  // Chinatown News;10/3/93, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p41 

    Reports on Wang Laboratories Inc.'s continued decrease in revenues for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1993. Filing of amended reorganization plan in the United States Bankruptcy Court; Emergence from bankruptcy in September 1993 with focus on software and services.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics