Mike Blumenthal, CEO of Burroughs, successfully leading the merger of Burroughs and Sperry 1986. The case describes the combination of the two companies in a fast paced, in order to achieve cost savings, high earnings and an integrated culture. Blumenthal calls in two post-merger advisers in the process support as well as a large consulting company. After one year, the new company, Unisys, is off to a good start, but the integration of MIS systems seems to remain … Read more »

Mike Blumenthal, CEO of Burroughs, successfully managed the merger of Burroughs and Sperry 1986. The case describes the combination of the two companies in a fast paced, in order to achieve cost savings, high earnings and an integrated culture. Blumenthal calls in two post-merger advisers in the process support as well as a large consulting company. After one year, the new company, Unisys, is off to a good start, but the integration of MIS systems appears as an imminent concern.
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Todd D. Jick,
Lori Ann Levaggi
Source: Harvard Business School
24 pages.
Publication Date: Sep 12, 1988. Prod #: 489055-PDF-ENG
Unisys: the merger of Burroughs and Sperry HBR case solution