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John Denys Neale

John Denys Neale

Born October 1936, died 2006.

Engineer and entrepreneur founded company to help users transfer data from one make of machine to another. Their big break came when Phoenix Insurance decided to update to the IBM 360 from their old system (Frank Land edit: LEO III/33). Once again they had no way of transferring their huge database from the old system to the new. The only way they could achieve this was by manually re-entering all the information. Since John understood both formats, he managed to persuade them that he could take on the task of automating the transfer. He was given (in those days) a huge order which he used as the basis to build his company, appropriately called Transdata Ltd.




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