· 1884 - John H. Patterson founded the National Cash Register Company, maker of the first mechanical cash registers
· 1906 - Charles F. Kettering designed the first cash register powered by an electric motor.
· 1952 - NCR acquired Computer Research Corporation (CRC), of Hawthorne, California, which produced a line of digital computers with applications in aviation.
· 1953 - NCR established the Electronics Division to continue to pursue electronic applications for business machines.
· 1974 - Company changed its name to NCR Corporation.
· 1982 - The first NCR Tower supermicrocomputer system was launched, establishing NCR as a pioneer in bringing industry standards and open systems architecture to the computer market.
· 1984 - NCR celebrated it’s 100th anniversary in the information processing systems industry. The ‘Celebrating the Future 1884-1984’ 4 volume booklet has been given to all NCR's employee during the centennial.
· 1991 - NCR acquired by AT&T.
· 1991 - NCR purchased Teradata Corporation, acquiring its advanced and unique commercial parallel processing technology. NCR Teradata becomes the world's most proven and powerful database for data warehousing.
· 1994 - NCR name changed to AT&T Global Information Solutions (GIS).
· 1995 - AT&T announced spin-off of AT&T GIS by the end of 1996.
· 1996 - AT&T GIS changed its name back to NCR Corporation in anticipation of being spun-off to AT&T shareholders by January 1997, as an independent, publicly-traded company.
· 1997 - Signaling its evolution from a hardware-only company to a full solutions provider, NCR purchased Compris Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of store automation and management software for the food-service industry, and Dataworks, a company that develops check-processing software.
· 1998 - NCR finalized the transfer and sale of their computer hardware manufacturing assets to Solectron, confirming NCR's commitment to concentrate on the market-differentiated software and services components of their solutions portfolios.
· 2000 - NCR acquired CRM provider Ceres Integrated Solutions and services company 4Front Technologies, deepening NCR's solutions offerings in key markets.
· 2003 - NCR granted patent for signature capture.
Source: NCR History (extended).
- CEO: Bill Nuti (August 8, 2005-present)
- CEO: Mark Hurd (2003-2005)
- CEO: Lars Nyberg (1996-2003)
- CEO: Jerre Stead (1993-1995) company renamed AT&T GIS
- CEO: Gil Williamson (1992-1993)
- CEO: Charles E. Exley, Jr. (1983-1992)
- CEO: William S. Anderson (1973-1983)
- CEO: Robert S. Oelman (1962-1973)
- CEO: Stanley C. Allyn (1957-1962)
- CEO: Edward A. Deeds (1931-1957)
- CEO: Frederick Beck Patterson (1922-1931)
- CEO: John H. Patterson (1884-1922)
- Interim CEO: Jim Ringler (2005)
- Interim CEO: SVP (1995)
- Interim CEO: Gil Williamson (1993)
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