Equipping Your Facility. Part 2

The Internet. Ordering equipment online may seem risky, but it offers one clear advantage over other methods: current tax laws provide loopholes that can save buyers money. If the equipment is not manufactured in the state where you arebuying, you do not have to pay sales tax. (more…)

The Investor David S. Wetherell

He materialized from out of nowhere, the owner by leveraged buyout of College Marketing Group (CMG), a mail-order company in Winchester, Mass., that sold lists of professors and their courses to textbook publishers.


Wired to the World. Part 2

Intercompany communications

Corporations are discovering that the Internet is an increasingly useful tool to establish communication channels to their business associates. IBM, which linked its internal e-mail system to the Internet in 1990, has seen dramatic growth in communication s to the outside world. Howard Funk, a technical assistant with IBM Corporation in Armonk, NY, estimates that Internet bound message traffic is growing at the rate of 15% per month, effectively doubling usage every six months. As of March 1993, over 23,0 00 users were sending upwards of 350,000 messages to customers, trading partners and others via the Internet, an astounding rate of growth. The current exponential growth curve for the Internet shows the number of users surpassing the human population in about 2003, although the growth rate is expected to start to slow down somewhat in the next few years!


Wired to the World. Part 1

Using the internet

Global access comes cheap these days. My access to this powerful global network costs me about $6 an hour….I spend about $40-50 a month on the Internet. Given the high speeds at which I access the network, a message to Moscow will cost me less than a penny. All I use is one of my PC’s, a modem, software known as UUPC, and an account through a commercial Internet provider.