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NETWORK WORLD LAUNCHES READER ADVOCACY FORCE PROJECT WITH INVESTIGATIVE ARTICLE ON STATUS OF OPEN SYSTEMS

NETWORK WORLD LAUNCHES READER ADVOCACY FORCE PROJECT WITH INVESTIGATIVE
 ARTICLE ON STATUS OF OPEN SYSTEMS
 FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 15 /PRNewsire/ -- Network World has completed an in-depth examination into the fate of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) movement as the first project of the newsweekly's new Reader Advocacy Force (R.A.F.)
 The R.A.F. consists of a team of reporters and editors who address key issues facing users of network products and services. The team will serve as the voice of network buyers, spotlighting product problems, service and support concerns interoperability issues and other topics on the minds of readers.
 "One of the most important responsibilities of any publication is to serve as an advocate for its readers," said Editor John Gallant.
 "Since Network World was launched in 1986, we've focused on promoting the interests and airing the concerns of network users. And we're pleased this week to announce an expanded advocacy role with the formation of the R.A.F."
 In its first report, which will appear in the June 15 issue of Network World, the R.A.F. examines the questions: Is OSI dead?
 OSI standards, in development for two decades, once promised to be the elixir that would ensure operability of disparate information systems, freeing customers for the proprietary stranglehold of different vendors.
 But there is a growing perception that the standards were too late, too costly, too complex and not widely enough backed to achieve that goal. Complicating matters, the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), once envisioned as a stepping stone to OSI, has matured to the point where some now view it as an adequate alternative to OSI.
 With billions of dollars in corporate IS purchases hanging in the balance: What does the future hold for OSI?
 Should users be laying the foundation for OSI's arrival, adopting a piecemeal approach to open systems by buying what OSI products they can, or looking toward a different future?
 In an attempt to answer these questions, Network World has over the last several months, conducted an in-depth study of the OSI question based on original research that examines Network World readers' plans regarding OSI, obstacles facing OSI, user open systems migration strategies and the role of TCP/IP.
 The article includes interviews with prominent network executives with major U.S. companies, vendors and consultants in the open systems field, as well as leaders of open systems groups, vendor consortia and technical forums.
 It identifies the key steps the network industry must take to ensure a future where products are truly interoperable and customers can build enterprise networks by buying the best products for the job rather than banking on one vendor's vision.
 Network World, established in 1986, is the national newspaper of enterprise network strategies. Network World is the fastest growing newsweekly in the networking market, providing strategic information on how to manage the enterprise network for corporate competitive advantage. Network World is published by Network World, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG).
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 CONTACT: John Gallant or John Dix of Network World, 508-875-6400, or Aline Thibault or Bill Bradley of Rourke & Company, 617-267-0042, for Network World CO: NETWORK WORLD, INC. IN: PUB CPR ST: MA -- NE001 -- X372 06/15/92
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