announced a Web interface for IBM
VM-based OfficeVision email and calendering environment,
With EnterpriseWeb/Vision, standard Web browsers like Netscape Communications' Navigator can be used as
client front ends for sending and receiving email and attachments from
within the OfficeVision host. The new product can replace PC-based terminal emulsion programs that
require more user training and support.
Enterprise Web/Vision allows companies to use mainframes as super-servers
for corporate intranets, taking advantage of the mainframe's fast
response times and ability to handle thousands of users simultaneously.
The product's features include global time zone support, binary
attachments, and a Web interface to Office Vision's Notelog files. With
this methodology, mobile PC users can leave their mail on the host where it
will be backed up and available from any workstation. EnterpriseWeb/Vision
also supports enterprise-wide calendars and scheduling.
Company officials say that EnterpriseWeb/Vision should be available by the third
quarter of this year and that pricing will be announced at that time.