Applications for the desktop that let managers implement business process reengineering projects and, in some cases, create work-flow applications.
[theme : BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING]
Intel has reduced prices on all but it 100-MHz Pentium chips. The result: a new line of affordable Pentium-based PCs, some with enhanced IDE drives, high-speed serial ports, and 64-bit graphics acceleration for $2500 or less.
[theme : PC TRENDS]
Cable TV may soon provide a lot more than clear reception of the Simpsons. Companies are testing custom news services, on-line access, local discussion forums, and other services that will be delivered to your PC or a set-top box.
[theme : TV COMPUTING]
They're ready with the hardware, but major Taiwanese PC manufacturers continue to wait for a wider selection of operating systems than just AIX to load on the PowerPC clones.
[theme : POWERPC SYSTEMS]
Graphics accelerator cards that deliver improved video playback should arrive in force this fall at prices under $500.
[theme : PC GRAPHICS CARDS]
Even with the benefits of improved network performance, companies hesitate to adopt Ethernet switching, fearing expense and unfamiliarity. A new class of product, a switching hub on a PC card, eliminates both objections.
[theme : PC SWITCHING-HUB CARDS]
DECtalk Express Speech Synthesizer goes where you go; Visual Thought communicates ideas graphically; and more.
[theme : NEW PRODUCTS]
Intelligent networks from AT&T and IBM could dramatically change the way you work and may set the model for a future of mobile software agents.
[theme : INTELLIGENT NETWORKING] [author : Andy Reinhardt]
The more you know about benchmarks, the more you can use them intelligently when evaluating systems.
[theme : BENCHMARKS] [author : Oliver Sharp and David F. Bacon]
For a quarter of a centry, Unix has defined the design of commercial operating systems. Here's the story of what gives Unix its staying power.
[theme : OPERATING SYSTEMS] [author : Peter H. Salus]
Expert-system technology can pay off by capturing and codifying knowledge from throughout an organization.
[theme : EXPERT SYSTEMS] [author : Scott Wallace]
Modern business runs on information. New tools and standards help capture and process that information in nontraditional ways.
[theme : DATA ACQUISITION]
Product designers today face new requirements: They must account for the entire life cycle up front.
[author : Sara Reese Hedberg]
Personal computers are a cost-effective tool for controlling industrial processes.
[author : Mark Clarkson]
Eliminating the paper chase can speed up business and cut costs.
[author : Peter Wayner]
NSTL evaluates three high-end SQL packages for developing sophisticated applications in a client/server environment. PowerBuilder, SQL Windows, and Object View are tested for performance, versatility, power, and usability.
[author : Mark Hettler and Scott Higgs]
Photonics' Cooperative infrared LAN connects a roomful of Macs wirelessly. It's simple to use: You plug the small transceiver unit into a system's LocalTalk port.
[theme : NETWORKS] [author : Howard Eglowstein]
We compared the new high-end Windows products of major OCR vendors Caere and Calera with each other and with the international edition of less-know Recognita's product. We also tested Xerox's low-cost TextBridge 2.0 against all three. For serious OCR work, accuracy is critical, but if you don't do high-volume OCR, TextBridge may be your best bet.
[theme : OCR] [author : Howard Eglowstein]
With version 10.0 of its C/C++ compiler, Watcom has added a complete graphical development environment and enhanced cross-platform capabilities. From a DOS, OS/2, Windows, or Windows NT host, you can now generate executables for DOS, Windows, Windows NT, OS/2, Novell NetWare, and AutoCAD. And from a single host you can produce both 16-and 32-bit code.
[author : Rick Grehan]
Two SCSI utilities that let you attach third-party SCSI drives to your Mac.
[theme : MACINTOSH UTILITIES] [author : Tom Thompson]
Metrowerk's CodeWarrior is a powerful, exciting development environment for both 680x0 Macintosh and Power PC platforms.
[author : Raymond Ga Côté]
Global Village's One World fax server gives a Mac network an easy shared fax solution. The One World fax server installed on the BYTE editorial LAN is evaluated for its performance, flexibility, and ease of use.
[theme : FAX SERVERS] [author : Howard Eglowstein]
We choose the best high-performance notebooks and subnotebooks. We also rate the leading portable printers for speed and print quality.
[theme : HIGH-PERFORMANCE PORTABLES] [author : A. J. Lennon]
The 21164 is head and shoulders above the rest.
[theme : CPUS] [author : Bob Ryan]
New uses for QNX, a venerable, micro-kernel-based operating system.
[author : Peter D. Varhol] [author : Peter D. Varhol]
Market dynamics may force you to port your Unix applications to Windows NT. Here's a guide to translating calls from one operating system to the other.
[author : Steve Niezgoda]
ISDN still isn't smoothly interoperable, but there's hope
[author : Jeffrey Fritz]
Jerry looks at a dramatic morphing program, a neural network, and more.
[author : Jerry Pournelle]
Power Mac program development, a science CD-ROM, and object-oriented programming languages.
[author : Raymond Ga Côté and Rich Friedman and Russell Kay]
A world of information can seem just out of reach.
[author : Craig Nova]
[author : Dennis Allen]
Highlights from two decades of covering the computer revolution.
Reactions to Commodore's demise
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