Ashton-Tate


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Ashton-Tate

A software company founded in 1980 by Hal Lashlee and George Tate to market dBASE II, which was created by Wayne Ratliff. The company developed and acquired other products, including Framework, MultiMate and dBASE Mac. In the mid-1980s, Ashton-Tate was one of the hottest software companies in the personal computer business. In 1991, it was acquired by Borland, which dispensed with most of its products except for dBASE. See dBASE Plus, Framework and MultiMate.
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But whereas Ashton-Tate founder George Tate (Ashton was the name of his pet parrot) had recognised and appreciated the role of that ecosystem, Harvard MBA Ed Esber, who took over when Tate died of a heart attack, resented their success.
acquired Ashton-Tate Corporation, the developer of a de facto standard - the dBase database programming language - and a vendor of database management software.
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With the new release, Ashton-Tate has included a new command "SET DBTRAP ON/OFF.
The addition of Ashton-Tate was his only change this month, and it promptly fell a couple of points.
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Corey held senior financial executive positions with Forte Software, Ashton-Tate Corporation and Western Digital Corporation.
His prior positions include CEO of Ashton-Tate, president of Ziff Communications, group president of AOL New Enterprises, managing member of Sunnyside Farms and co-founder and chairman of Acirca.
During last year's Borland-Tate merger, for example, Philippe Kahn relied heavily on sales-per-employee comparisons to show how Borland's "barbarian" management gave his company an edge over the Ashton-Tate bureaucracy.
A doubling in sales over the past two years, as well as the acquisition of software house Ashton-tate late last year, resulted in a sharp increase in customer orders and a proliferation of stock keeping units (SKUS).