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Issue 4 • Oct. 1987

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c1
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  • [Front inside cover]

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 1
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  • [Advertisements]

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 2
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  • Guest editorial

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 3
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    Even fifteen years ago, most of us felt privileged to be co-located with a terminal room enabling us to run our various programs on remote mainframes. Those in the most technical positions, such as programmers and equipment designers, had nearby labs with somewhat more impressive, but bulky equipment. We communicated with our associates, suppliers, and customers either face-to-face or via telephon... View full abstract»

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  • E-mail — The “glue” to office automation

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):4 - 10
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    The author presents some criteria that can be used to evaluate and select an electronic mail system to best suit the communications needs of a particular office. Network design guidelines for implementing this e-mail system at minimal cost are given to illustrate the concepts and issues discussed. The AT&T Private Message Exchange is examined in detail. View full abstract»

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  • Design of a public electronic mail system

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):11 - 15
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    The influence on electronic mail system development from its environment are discussed. Enhancements to an electronic mail system, such as bilingual operation, enhanced reach to nonusers, and interconnection with other systems, as well as new applications, such as EDI support and extensive customer support capabilities, are described. A public, network-based electronic mail system with more than 6... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic data interchange

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):16 - 20
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    Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), a process to automate the exchange of information traditionally transmitted via trade documents, is examined. Trade documents include such administrative forms as: purchase orders, invoices, price lists, and bills of lading, among others. Currently, this type of information is transmitted by mail, courier, telephone or telex. The advantages of automating this inf... View full abstract»

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  • The integration of voice and data communication

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):21 - 29
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    The author explores the motivations behind voice and data integration, the possible consumer use of this integration and the relative advantages and disadvantages of various levels of integration. The natural combination of office automation functionality with voice/data integration is explored. The relationship between this integration and the integrated services digital network (ISDN) is discuss... View full abstract»

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  • The effects of office automation

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):30 - 34
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    The experiences of a large law firm that, in 1985, made a major decision to automate key functions are described. Care was taken to ensure a good understanding of the cause and effect of any changes made. The major issue being examined is the tendency of many organizations to be very conscientious about the development of plans and strategies but cavalier about the social and organizational implic... View full abstract»

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  • The IEEE network forum

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):35 - 38
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  • Technology perspective

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):39 - 41
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    I remember my first experience with Office Automation. Of course, I didn't know at the time to call it that. I just called it electronic mail. Exchanging messages with groups of people that I worked with was a great time saver. I also remember my frustration when I found out that I couldn't send mail outside my own department. My secretary had her first brush with office automation on a word proce... View full abstract»

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  • Information infrastructure

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):42 - 43
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    Virtually every enterprise includes a component that can be generously termed “an office.” It is there that the locus of administration can be found: record keeping, correspondence files, payment of bills, accounting, personnel records including payroll, and so on. And, although offices vary dramatically in scope and complexity, they share a substantial number of similar functions, a... View full abstract»

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  • Open systems standards

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):44 - 45
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    In the last issue, I explained the basis of the international standards activities that are developing Open Systems standards. Now, I will cover the activities in the United States that contribute to the international work and that, in the end, produce American National Standards for application in the USA. View full abstract»

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  • A shot in the dark

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 46
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    The following two articles are contributions to a new and probably sporadically appearing section of IEEE NETWORK: the “Shot in the Dark.” Articles and columns which are intended to be thought-provoking or controversial, and which may not fit within the theme of a particular IEEE NETWORK issue, but are deemed timely for publication, may appear here. “Transportation for Scienti... View full abstract»

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  • Transportation for scientists

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):46 - 47
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    In the nineteenth century many scientists in the country worked on alchemy. Some of them were on the East Coast at several universities mainly around the Boston area, and some were in California, at universities around Los Angeles and San Francisco. View full abstract»

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  • Communication for scientists

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 47
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    In spite of what my dear friend and colleague Prof. Finnegan reports, in his article “Transportation for Scientists,” the reality on this Planet makes alternative (c) to be the most reasonable approach. View full abstract»

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  • Conference calendar

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 48
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  • 1987 Index: IEEE Network Magazine Vol. 1

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):1 - 4
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  • [Back inside cover]

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c3
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c4
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As currently defined, IEEE Network covers the following areas: 1. network protocols and architectures, 2. Protocol design and validation, 3. Communication software and its development and test, 4. Network control and signalling, 5. network management, 6. Practical network implementations including local area networks, (LANs), metropolitan area networks (MANs), and wide  area networks, (WANs), 7. Switching and processing in integrated (voice/data) networks and network components, 8. Micro-to-host communication.

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