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NCR Corp. history, profile and history video

NCR Corp. is a global technology company which provides innovative products and services that enable businesses to connect, interact and transact with their customers and enhance their customer relationships by addressing consumer demand for convenience, value and individual service. The company’s portfolio of self-service and assisted-service solutions serve customers in the financial services, retail and hospitality, healthcare, travel and gaming and entertainment industries and include automated teller machines, self-service kiosks and point of sale devices as well as software application that can be used by consumers to enable them to interact with businesses from their computer or mobile device. It operates through four segments: Financial Services, Retail Solutions, Hospitality and Emerging Industries. The Financial Services segment offers solutions to enable customers in the financial services industry to reduce cost, generate new revenue streams and enhance customer loyalty. These solutions include a comprehensive line of ATM and payment processing hardware and software, and related installation, maintenance, and managed and professional services. It also offers a complete line of printer consumables. The Retail Solutions segment offers solutions to customers in the retail industry designed to improve selling productivity and checkout processes as well as increase service levels. These solutions primarily include retail-oriented technologies, such as point of sale terminals and bar-code scanners, as well as innovative self-service kiosks, such as self-checkout. This segment also offers installation, maintenance, and managed and professional services and a complete line of printer consumables. The Hospitality segment offers technology solutions to customers in the hospitality industry, serving businesses that range from a single restaurant to global chains and the sports stadiums. Its solutions include point of sale hardware and software solutions, installation, maintenance, and managed and professional services and a complete line of printer consumables. The Emerging Industries segment offers maintenance as well as managed and professional services for third-party computer hardware provided to select manufacturers, primarily in the telecommunications industry. This segment offers solutions which are designed to enhance the customer experience for the travel and gaming industries, including self-service kiosks, as well as related installation, maintenance, and managed and professional services. The company was founded by John Henry Patterson in 1884 and is headquartered in Duluth, GA.”

“NCR History

1884 – John H. Patterson founded the National Cash Register Company, maker of the first mechanical cash registers.

1893 – NCR opened the first sales training school. 

1906 – Charles F. Kettering designed the first cash register powered by an electric motor.

1914 – NCR developed one of the first automated credit systems. 

1926 – NCR became publicly owned.

1952 – NCR acquired Computer Research Corporation (CRC), of Hawthorne, Calif., 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.

1957 – NCR announced first fully transistorized business computer, the NCR 304.

1968 – NCR’s John L. Janning perfected liquid crystal displays (LCD).  

1974 – Company changed its name to NCR Corporation.

1974 – NCR commercialized first bar code scanners. 

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.

2003 – NCR granted patent for signature capture.

2005 – Following the successful 2004 acquisition of travel self-service leader Kinetics, NCR further strengthens its self-service portfolio by acquiring Galvanon, a leading provider of solutions for the health care industry. 

2007 – NCR separated into two companies through the spin-off of the Teradata Data Warehousing business.

2009 – NCR establishes its new corporate headquarters in Duluth, Ga.

2010 – NCR introduces industry’s first mixed media deposit ATMs (SDM)

2011 – NCR completes $1 billion acquisition of Radiant Systems, expanding NCR’s presence in the hospitality and specialty retail spaces.

2012 – NCR launches NCR Silver, a cloud-based point of sale system for small businesses

2013 – NCR completes $650 million acquisition of Retalix, adding innovative retail software and services.

2014 – NCR completes $1.65 billion acquisition of Digital Insight, providing a market-leading SaaS platform to help banks transform their physical and digital business models.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Ncr.com

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Industry:

Computer Hardware