Table of Contents


Will the Internet Stay Open?
Increased commercial involvement in the Internet fuels concerns about future access.
by Don Dugdale

The Race for Data Access
A user organization should assess its database needs before considering parallel processing.
by Bill Roberts

Electronic Software Distribution: A Long Shot
The concept of ESD is straightforward; right now, implementing it is not.
by Rikki Kirzner

Sea-Land Sets New Course with IT
A global shipping company chooses open technologies to help restructure its operations.
by Philip J. Gill


From the Director
A word from our Executive Director

Behind the News
Analysis of industry events

Information Technology Demystified
A report from our Technical Steering Committee

Dealing with Client/Server
Issues in purchasing and implementation

In the Public Interest
Doing business with governments

VAR Viewpoint
Reseller issues in open systems

Standards and Technology
A look behind the scenes

Open Books
Reviews of current titles on open systems

The Analyst's Couch
Unbound opinions from industry observers


Corporate Sponsors
Current listings of vendor and end-user sponsors

Conferences, exhibitions, training and education

New Products
Latest releases for open systems

Open Systems Digest
Recently published references to open systems

Affiliates and Alliances
The global backbone of UniForum