By Topic

Ubisco and CDC: Analysis of a Failure

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Neukom, H. ; Fed. Inst. of Technol. Zurich, Zurich

The Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) and Control Data Corporation (CDC) started the Ubisco project in the early 1970s. The project should have automated all the bank's operations with a single CDC computer system, but Ubisco failed four years later. Unraveling the reasons behind the project's failure might help researchers and historians learn why such large computer projects are so often unsuccessful.

Published in:

Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 2 )