1987-10-05, English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Macintosh networks cost significantly less than configurations for IBM PCs. (Remote Input) (column) Farkas, Brad

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  • column
  • Magazine/​Journal article
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  • InfoWorld Media Group, Inc., 1987 Oct 5
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Macintosh networks cost significantly less than configurations for IBM PCs. (Remote Input) (column)
Also Titled
  • Macintosh networks cost significantly less than configurations for IBM PCs.
Appears In
  • InfoWorld, v9, no.n40, 1987 Oct 5, p15(1) (ISSN: 0199-6649)
Author
  • Farkas, Brad
Published
  • InfoWorld Media Group, Inc., 1987 Oct 5
Physical Description
  • column
  • Magazine/​Journal article
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Target Audience
  • Trade
Summary
  • Financial institutions are finding IBM local area networks (LANs) to be 300 percent more expensive than Apple Macintosh-based systems. The minimum services required by financial institutions are: file sharing; mainframe access; asynchronous gateways; and electronic mail. Systems must be reliable and supported by 24-hour, on-site service. The difference in cost is largely due to prices of interface hardware. The cheapest IBM-compatible Ethernet or token-ring adapter is $400. The Mac hardware is built into the machine with an Appletalk connector box that costs $50 and is the only additional hardware required. Ethernet and token-ring are faster than Appletalk, but the difference is not appreciable in smaller networks. File sharing on the Mac costs $800 for 50 users, while equivalent MS-DOS software costs a minimum of $2,100. Asynchronous gateways for 40 users cost almost $10,000 on the IBM, compared to $700 for Mac users. There are no major vendors offering a 3270 gateway that competes with the Macintosh for micro-to-mainframe connections. Electronic mail is the only service that costs about the same on either system. IBM networks are faster, have less degradation in performance with the addition of new users and services, and offer more connections to foreign hardware and software. The Mac offers a consistent user interface and is not plagued by incompatible industry standards. The costs for an equivalent system would be near $30,000 for IBM configurations and $10,000 for the Macintosh.
Language
  • English
Database
  • Gale Academic OneFile
  • Gale General OneFile
Identifier
  • 5267382

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