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THIS SOFTWARE POST MAY BE HARD-GOING

ILENE LANG, 52, IS THE woman on the spot at Digital Equipment. On Nov. 13, after two years at Lotus Development, the software industry vet was named vice-president of DEC's fledgling connectivity software business--the only female vice-president reporting directly to Digital CEO Robert Palmer. She's charged with plucking the software from Digital's various business units and trying to sell the programs in a stand-alone business--a tough task, given DEC's entrenched self-image as a hardware company.EDITED BY THANE PETERSON


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