Published October 20, 1997
Volume 5, Number 10

Business Bits

  • A joint venture lead by Transdyn Controls has been awarded an $18.5 million contract by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to design, build, and maintain an Advanced Traffic Manage ment System (ATMS) for the George Washington Bridge. A series of electronic message signs and other traveler advisory systems will provide advance information on travel conditions, allowing motorists to choose the most efficient route across the bridge or divert to other roadways in the event of a major traffic jam. 
  • Three titles by Individual SoftwareTyping Instructor Deluxe, Learn Netscape Navigator Quick & Easy and Learn Internet Explorer Quick & Easywere recognized in PC Magazine's list of the top 100 CD-ROMs of 1997. 
  • Remedy Corporation's Action Request System was rated number one in a recent in-depth evaluation of four help desk software products by Federal Computer Week's Best Buys magazine. Remedy's product significantly outscored the competition based on cost, ease of use, degree of customization, and problem-solving capabilities. 
  • According to a recent survey of chief information officers by the RHI Consulting division of Robert Half International, 50 percent of American companies now have web sites. Two-thirds of the 1,400 responding CIOs reported that advertising, marketing, and public relations are the primary uses of the sites. 
  • Vanstar has announced an agreement to become a certified integrator and reseller of Cisco Sys tems networking products. The agreement expands Vanstar's current internetworking capabilities in support of intranet and extranet business solutions.
  • Livingston Enterprises, Inc., will sell 135 of its Portmaster 3 Integrated Access Servers over the next two years to InfiNet, the leading provider of Internet access to the newspaper industry. InfiNet provides Internet access as a service of publications such as the Miami Herald and San Jose Mercury News.


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