- Make a recommendation on which local area network to purchase and deploy from the vendors: 3COM, Novell and Banyan.
- Replace the $60,000/month Telex operation with electronic mail.
For the second task we got all of our offices accounts on an email system sponsored by CGNet.
We managed to get #2 implemented before rolling out the world-wide Banyan VINES network. The savings were astounding. We went from $60,000/month to $6,000/month within the first two months. We then improved on that even further by implementing a product called "Zoomit RemoteLink Plus" which helped us reduce our costs another order of magnitude to $600/month. This was my first introduction to Zoomit and to what is now known as a "disruptive technology".