From Security Boulevard
By Michael Janke
We were a strong VMS shop. Before they imploded, Digital Equipment treated educational customers (EDUs) very kindly, offering extremely good pricing on software in exchange for hardware adoption. In essence, a college could get an unlimited right to use a whole suite of Digital Equipment software for a nominal annual fee, and Digital had a very complete software catalog.
So starting in the early 1990’s, our internally developed student records system (ERP) ended up on the VMS/VAX/RDB stack.