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SPL International

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1964 Systems Programming Ltd was founded in London

1967 Opened an office in Nottingham, to enable small groups of companies to share a computer[1]

1968 Set up Central Computer Services (Highlands) Ltd in Inverness to provide a full range of computer management services[2]

Became known as SPL International

1970 Simon Engineering acquired 76 percent interest in the company[3]

1977 Simon Engineering sold the company to NDC Systems SA of Canada and the National Enterprise Board[4]. Joined Insac, the NEB's marketing organisation for software companies[5]

1984 The holding company which owned SPL was sold to Systems Designers International, a 20 month old private company[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 19, 1967
  2. The Times, May 02, 1968
  3. The Times, Mar 04, 1970
  4. The Times Oct 07, 1977
  5. The Times May 05, 1978
  6. The Times, Jun 12, 1984