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A Case Study on Moves and Mergers

John Schimmel
Silicon Graphics, Inc.


This is a case study on the issues surrounding a large administration group move or merger. The actual case is that of the Silicon Graphics Inc. merger with Mips Computer Systems Inc., but the lessons learned are global to such events. The paper goes through the merger process, and the subsequent move of the new Mips engineering organization, pointing out many of the key decisions and problems that were overcome.

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