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STATE OF WISCONSIN INSTALLING COMPUTER NETWORK TO HELP FIND EMPLOYMENT FOR DISABLED

 STATE OF WISCONSIN INSTALLING COMPUTER NETWORK
 TO HELP FIND EMPLOYMENT FOR DISABLED
 MADISON, Wis., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Wisconsin's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will utilize state-of-the-art computer technology to help it obtain employment for disabled workers and increase its overall operating efficiency. The state agency is installing a computer network in each of its 21 district offices throughout the state.
 The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is responsible for placing physically and mentally challenged people in steady jobs with private and public employers in Wisconsin.
 When the computer network is completely installed later this summer, it will comprise almost 400 DASHER(R) personal computers from Data General Corporation that are to be used by vocational rehabilitation counselors in the division's district offices. The desktop systems will be connected to AViiON(R) server computers from Data General that will reside in division headquarters as well as each field office. The DASHER-to-AViiON computer network will use PC-Interface software, developed by Locus Computing Corporation of Inglewood, Calif. Data General will provide service and support for the entire system.
 Division counselors will rely on the Data General computers to better evaluate and respond to clients' vocational needs, accurately maintain personal case notes and quickly process federally required forms.
 The personal computers will run various applications, including word processing, electronic mail and statistical software packages, to help counselors complete their responsibilities and share information with headquarters' personnel. The link with the larger AViiON computers will significantly increase the data and other computer-based resources available to counselors.
 Once the installation is completed, the computer network will give counselors quick and easy access to up-to-date information that can help them to more effectively meet their clients' diverse employment needs. By matching personal and employer information, the system will help counselors place their clients in jobs where their skills can be best utilized. The network also will shorten the time formerly required to complete this process.
 In addition, the Data General computers will give counselors a powerful tool to help them satisfy demanding administrative requirements that are mandated by the federal government. Counselors will spend more time helping people and less time on paperwork.
 "Data General provides technology to enhance constituent services within the state, local and federal government markets," says Jack Rothschild, manager of Public Sector Marketing at Data General. "Since our open systems computing products can tie in with a government agency's existing equipment, they help to increase efficiency and provide immediate access to important information."
 Since its founding in 1968, Data General has delivered more than 325,000 computer systems worldwide. Data General reported revenues of $1.23 billion in fiscal 1991. The company's headquarters are located in Westboro, Mass.
 Data General's sales and service offices in Wisconsin are located at: 250 North Sunnyslope Road, Suite 250, in Brookfield; 2701 International Lane in Madison; 2301 South Oneida Street, Suite 7B, in Green Bay; 15 Parkridge Drive, Building B, in Stevens Point: 124 Milwaukee Street in LaCrosse; and 427 Stephenson Avenue, Suite 206A, in Iron Mountain.
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 NOTE: AViiON and DASHER are registered trademarks of Data General Corporation.
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 /CONTACT: Stephen Nikitas, 508-870-7716; or Al Rosman, 414-784-8823; of Data General/ CO: Data General Corporation ST: Wisconsin IN: CPR SU: CON


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