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  • Paul Allaire implemented this restructuring See 1992 Annual Report - Page 4 1993 - Disengaging from remaining Insurance and other Financial Services businessesenabling greater focus on its Document Processing Business. Document Processing Workforce down by 10,000 (about 10%) over the next two to three years.
  • CIM established for being responsible for managing data centers and networks — What kind????? 1987 - CIM moved under this division under the lead of Patricia Barron, Director of CIM.
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  • These are four strategies whereby IM could quickly develop the IT infrastructure and capabilities required to provide Xerox’s business divisions with the information they needed.
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  • Porter's 5 forces is really just the basis for competition. In marketing you learn that there are really only two strategies; low cost or product differention. The five focus ultimately influence profitability of the firm. Jeff reviewed the bargaining power of competitors.
  • Contract Amended to include: how fast EDS must respond to problems like computer viruses and set penalties if they did no comply Also cover LAN management and desktop computer support
  • Contract Amended to include: how fast EDS must respond to problems like computer viruses and set penalties if they did no comply Also cover LAN management and desktop computer support

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