We wish the best of luck to Augie Blegen, ADCU
's executive director and long-time Communications News columnist, as he pursues other interests.
Tough times require tough decisions and ADCU
, and its members, appear to have made them.
"We wanted to achieve higher availability for ADCU applications than we were getting with our two existing networks--one based on an IBM host, the other on an aging NCR system," explains Mel Mizicko, manager of quality assurance and data administration, and ADCU project manager.
Besides cutting communications costs by more than $150,000 each month, the renovated ADCU has enabled the company to reduce transaction time, improve credit and check authorization procedures, increase inventory restocking efficiency, and reduce fraudulent merchandise returns.
Executive Director August Blegen said much of the real action is shifting to the states.
those choices confirmed the design of the ADCU conference, which was built around those subjects.
Despite these developments, telecommunications managers and their senior managers continue to give regulatory and legislative affairs second-class attention--or no attention, as in ADCU's open-discussion sessions.
The remainder, and the bulk of the survey, was more vendor and hardware specific and the results distributed just to ADCU
Likewise, the Association of Data Communications Users (ADCU
) stated that "users must have fredom of choice as to whether to use ISDNs or not." ADCU
also advocates interconnection amongst ISDN and non-ISDN networks, including industry-shared networks, private networks, local area networks and others.