It had taken George Tate about five years to build Ashton-Tate
to software giant status; it would take Ed Esber only two and a half years to put the company on the road to ruin," concludes Chapman.
dBASE language functions written by Ashton-Tate
have been thoroughly tested and perform the task for which they were written.
According to vice president David Proctor, Ashton-Tate
has ten programmers coming from India.
offers a similar package called PowerStep that creates "talking" spreadsheets.
When I contacted Ashton-Tate
about the lack of sub and superscripts for technical work, they sent a disk with these fonts.
Five were acquired (including Ashton-Tate
, once one of the industry's "Big Three"), four reported sales below our cutoff point, six failed to provide current data, and four were disqualified (see the discussion of eligibility requirements under "Notes on Methodology").
programmers reduced the program's random access memory (RAM) requirements from 519 kilobytes to a more reasonable 450 kilobytes.
Hyder also served in executive, senior management and sales leadership positions at Brickfish, DivX, Archos, Musicmatch, Intel, Novell and Ashton-Tate
Jim Manzi 23% Autodesk Alvar Green 34% Ashton-Tate
Ed Esber 13% Digital Research R.
I think Picture Perfect and Diagraph in combination are technically superior; the Ashton-Tate
programs are not copy-protected, however.
Software Companies Find Market Niches Despite Takeovers Despite acquisition strategies of large software companies like Ashton-Tate
and Lotus, small companies are being crowded out of the $7.
Other experience includes leading roles at WordStar, Sun Microsystems, Ashton-Tate
The silence is easy to understand: Novell first has to finalize its purchase of Digital Research, and Borland needs to assimilate Ashton-Tate
(a deal that could fall apart at the eleventh hour, as last year's Lotus-Novell merger did).
dBASE IV's publisher, Ashton-Tate
, had some initial problems with its SQL, however, and most of the current literature on both dBASE III PLUS and dBASE IV still reflects the traditional dBASE language.
We have no interest in competing with Ashton-Tate
and Oracle for core technology.