NCR History Timeline
· 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.
· 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.