April 1996 Info Systems Newswire
Bill Zeigler, V/H Associates
Professional Services Committee, LCCA
Computer Info Systems Committee, AGC
- Worldwide mobile computer market share estimates for 1994/1995 top 4 by
Dataquest: Toshiba - 14.0%/15.0%; Compaq - 12.0%/11.0%; NEC 8.4%/10.0%; IBM - 9.8%/9.9%
- Skokie,IL based US Robotics/Megahertz topped all other modem brands with a 21.9% share
- In a recent chapter of the Internet soap opera pitting Netscape against Microsoft,
America Online announced plans to bundle Netscape with AOL's Internet access software,
currently with 100,000 users. Later, Microsoft agreed to include AOL service access; in
exchange AOL with about 5 million customers will include Microsoft's Internet Explorer (a
direct competitor with Netscape).
- Large corporations select Windows 3.1 75% of the time over Windows 95 in a dual install
situation, far below Microsoft's 50% predictions. According to a recent Gallup poll, only
3% of the systems in use in these environments run Windows 95 and 13% of the systems in
small to mid sized companies. This accelerates the wait for a prepared move to Windows NT.
- Naperville, IL based Spyglass, Inc, publisher of Mosaic, one of the first Internet
browsers, is expected to announce this month it will drop further development of Mosaic.
- IBM is engaging discussions and expects to join the Microsoft Solution Provider Program.
They seek to improve their source of support for NT and Backoffice.