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Unisys financial statement[edit]

$ million
Revenues 5,757.2
Profits -278.7
Assets 4,037.9

source: cnn


Revenue can't be a loss[edit]

Can someone fix that revenue figure? I don't know what it should be, but it can't possibly be a loss.

Updated infobox to 2005 revenue, however Unisys did report a loss for the year. Attempting to verify if standard is to use up and down arrows for net income year end losses. Emooney 14:52, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

NPOV[edit]

This seems like it was written by a marketer for Unisys.

And not a very good one, at that.

Musteval 20:21, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

I agree that it sounds like an advertisement. I added the cleanup reminder at the top of the article. Cheers, --unforgettableid | talk to me 10:09, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
I just reviewed this article against IBM and I don't see a substantial difference in POV, therefore I'm removing the NPOV tag. If you have any specific suggestions for improving the article please make the changes or let me know so I can do so. --JeffW 21:31, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
Just one example: "rely on Unisys solutions" (used more than once in the article) is classic marketing-speak. Were parts of this cut-and-pasted from a Unisys website or press release? -- Karada 09:48, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
I changed the "rely on"s but I really don't see what was wrong with it. I can't see that its a valid criticism that an article "sounds like marketing." If the phrasing is awkward, please be bold and fix it. If there are factual inaccuracies, please fix that too. But its pretty easy to sit back and criticise how something sounds. --JeffW 16:25, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
There's nothing wrong with this article. Removing advertisement. If there's still a debate. Please rewrite the content.

Micro A?[edit]

Can anyone direct me to info on the Micro A?

I didn't see much on the Unisys web site but "Micro A" Unisys in Google gets a few hits including a NYT article. What do you want to know? --JeffW 23:44, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

http://public.support.unisys.com has set of public documentation for Unisys products with over 600 documents referencing Micro A. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nissende (talkcontribs) 13:48, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Revenue can't be a loss ??[edit]

What the?

The universally accepted protocol for revenue reporting is to attach an upward facing arrow where revenue has increased vs. the prior accounting period and a downward facing arrow where revenue has decreased vs. the prior accounting period.

There is no need to edit the entry.

129.226.8.10 00:01, 30 May 2006 (UTC)Tom Begeng

I wonder how much longer Unisys can hold out before filing for bankruptcy under GI Joe's leadership?

Marketing language cleanup leftovers[edit]

Unisys owns and runs one of the most geographically expansive private data networks in the world.

This sounds vaguely notable, but it's unclear what it means. Does anyone have any context or more detail? -- Beland 00:09, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Unisys applies a methodology called "3D Visible Enterprise" to allow customers to create a digital blueprint of their operations. They can then see cause-effect relationships and better anticipate and implement needed changes in the business. This methodology underpins all of the company's offerings and client relationships.

Can someone explain this more and put this into context? This system does not seem like it would apply to things like equipment sales or certain types of contract work. I'm not sure this is anything more than marketing fluff. -- Beland 00:09, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

It applies in the services area like developing applications for the client or business process outsourcing. I'm not really sure how much of this is marketing fluff. But this is how Unisys tries to differentiate itself in the services arena which is mostly what the company is these days, so the article should say something about it. But if you left it out what else is there to say? --JeffW 04:01, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
If it's to be explained in the article, some effort should be made to show that it is a substantive practice, rather than just a collection of buzzwords and a little bit of presentation pizazz. A good way to do that would be to give a concrete example of how Unisys' approach to solving a particular consulting problem (bonus points for an actual historical example) would differ from a standard approach or that of a competitor. -- Beland 06:11, 19 July 2006 (UTC)


[ES7000] is also one of the most popular players in the 4 to 32 way server market in businesses and governments, particularly in Europe, India, and China.

I'm not sure if this is referring to clusters of 4-32 machines, or machines with 4-32 CPUs. Some statistics on the popularity of these severs might be less boastful-sounding. -- Beland 00:38, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

It means systems with from 4 up to 32 CPUs and if you believe what they told us internally it was one of the first to achieve that number of CPUs and it lead in the cost per MIPs space for quite a while, but I don't know how it is doing lately. --JeffW 04:01, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
Unisys was named the industry leader for corporate sustainability (including environmental, social, financial, human resources, and corporate governance factors[1]) in the Computer Services & Internet industry.[citation needed]

I left this undocumented claim in, but what year did it supposedly win? -- Beland 00:59, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Unisys supports Catalyst, a women's business organization.[citation needed]

I removed this because it's unclear whether or not it's a signifant amount of support, or if this is mostly just PR. This organization does not have a Wikipedia article; is it notable? -- Beland 00:59, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Since 1988, Unisys has participated in the Environmental Protection Agency's "Green Lights" program.

It doesn't seem particularly significant that the company is using energy-efficient lighting. That's a pretty common thing to do to save money. -- Beland 00:59, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Unisys manufacturing sites received ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification in July, 1999.

It's unclear this is a significiant environmental stance. Was this done mostly so that the company would be verifiably in conformance with environmental regulations, or does this sort of audit go quite a bit beyond that? -- Beland 00:59, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Its Blue Bell Headquarters is already on the auction block and stands to bring in 100-150 million dollars to help stem the blood loss. Unisys does not own the Blue Bell headquarters. http://www.whitpainresidents.org/einstein-bluebell.jsp says Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) was the owner. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nissende (talkcontribs) 13:43, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

I've removed: In 1990, Unisys spread to the United Kingdom when a British businessman bought shares into the company and took over the running of its British dealings.

Having worked for the company between 88-90 there were at least 5000 UK staff with a turnover of half a billion, and had been around since at least the 60's so this is garbage. TimN (talk) 11:23, 28 April 2009 (UTC)


Edited the products and services section, added content that earlier was a seprate section and had been delted. Edited contnet to be neutral. 59.160.193.34 (talk) 08:57, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion[edit]

It should also be noted that Unisys did this weird split thing, where it devised itself into seperate organizations:

GOIS (Global Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services) - Illustrated here.
UTS (Unisys Technical Services) - Illustrated Here.

I have no idea when this division occured, but it was within the last 4 years, or so.
Documentation - outside the company - is hard to come by.--Bynaural (talk) 09:12, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Does Unisys have a historian?[edit]

Does Unisys have a corporate historian at Blue Bell? I know HP has an Archivist who acts as historian, and IBM does have historians. 143.232.210.38 (talk) 20:08, 23 July 2012 (UTC)