NETWORK WORLD SEES NETWORKED APPLICATIONS AS THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE IN NETWORKING
NETWORK WORLD SEES NETWORKED APPLICATIONS
AS THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE IN NETWORKING
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The future of networking lies with networked applications that enable companies to leverage existing physical networks to increase productivity and maintain competitive advantage, says Network World, the industry's fastest growing networking publication.
John Gallant, vice president and editor of Network World, said that in 1992 and beyond, companies will focus on buying or building software that takes advantage of existing network capabilities to speed product design and development, reduce paper flow and accelerate reaction time to market changes.
Such systems include distributed database software, groupware, enterprise messaging systems and client-server applications that substantially increase productivity and allow departments to work more closely and interactively.
"This is a time of dramatic change. People are saying, 'We need to go beyond simple connectivity and buy or build the applications that really work across a network. That's where you're going to get real information sharing and real productivity gains,'" Gallant said. "If I have to get out of my spreadsheet and go through some complicated ritual to get a piece of information off the mainframe, that hasn't enhanced my productivity.
"But a product designed to work in a network environment that transparently goes out, gets data when I need it, and even automatically updates my spreadsheet when the data source changes has helped me work faster and better. That's the type of software companies want."
According to Network World, users are developing network architectures that don't lock them into proprietary products and single-vendor offerings and enable them to quickly deploy new applications. Users are also pressing vendors on standards support and their plans for software that work in an open systems environment.
Network World, established in 1986, is the national newspaper for users of multi-vendor enterprise networks. As the industry's fastest growing networking publication, Network World provides strategic information about 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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