James Rand

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

James RandName: James Henry Rand, Jr.

Born: November 18, 1886, in North Tonawanda, New York, USA

Death: June 3, 1968 (Age: 81)

Computer-related contributions

  • American industrialist who revolutionized the business record industry and founded American Kardex.
  • Bought out and merged with other companies, notably the Remington Typewriter Company, to form Remington Rand.
  • In 1955, Rand merged his corporation with the Sperry Corporation to form Sperry-Rand, one of the earliest and largest computer manufacturing companies in the United States.

Significant publications

  • Assuring Business Profits.