Has It Been 15 Years Already?


Back in 1987, when this high-riding VAR graced our cover, we were still a supplement to Computer Systems News, a former high-tech CMP publication, not as fortunate to be celebrating its 15-year anniversary. VARBusiness' cover story discussed the emerging importance of signing agreements with software suppliers. Companies to buddy-up with: Lotus Development,this is some seven years before its buyout by IBM,and Ashton-Tate, subsequently bought by Borland in 1991.

It was also the year 3.5-inch floppy-disk drives debuted, and IBM gave us the PS/2 system, as well as the OS/2. And Microsoft's Windows 2.04 took a bow, with its requirement of a whopping 512 KB of memory.

Join VARBusiness as we celebrate our 15-year history beginning on April 1, in our 300th issue. If you've been with us from the beginning, I'd like to hear from you. E-mail me at jdalessa@cmp.com.