It's all in the mind.

Questions abound in the enterprise server industry. For instance, if you had to stake your business on PC-based technology or go the way of larger, legacy systems, what would you do?

Some vendors in the enterprise server arena plan to sway users into moving to PC-based enterprise servers. The mainframe era is dead, they say.

Opponents argue that the mainframe is the only machine that can do the job. Anything else presents too many management headaches. You can probably guess which side Intel Corp. is on.

The king of desktop PCs is hoping it can maneuver into the server business in a big way. Key to Intel’s strategy is its recently introduced Pentium Pro microprocessor.

Optimized to take advantage of true 32-bit software, Intel plans to catapult itself into the server market with Microsoft Corp.’s Windows NT by its side. Vendors of Intel-based products speculate that the chances of Intel

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The idea behind the WebHawk is to provide an embedded and low-cost solution for mobile professionals to maintain communications via a private network that uses public and/or private communications services worldwide. The card can act as either a client or as a server, or can simply be used by other applications as a modem. If need be, the card can be removed from a laptop computer and with an ac adapter, can be left connected to a telephone line to operate in a stand-alone mode. The design also can be incorporated into other devices such as handheld personal data assistants (PDAs).

Menagery is creating two software technologies to achieve what it calls universal interoperability (UIO). The WebHawk includes full Internet protocols and a complete ISO network model, including a full TCP/IP stack. It is based on the universal resource locator (URL) and is compliant with both the common object request

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