Server Wars

Forget about PCs. The new competition in computers is over far more powerful machines that help you do better business on the Net

You might think, with all those rock-bottom prices in the ads and all those stories of mergers in the business pages, that there's a war on in the PC business. But you would be wrong. The PC wars are history. Dell won, by virtue of its manufacturing and marketing supremacy.

The new computer war is being fought on a higher plane, over the powerful data crunchers known as servers. Created as attachments to enable refrigerator-size mainframe computers to serve many clients at once, servers now have become the main attraction--helping firms of all sizes do business more efficiently through the Internet....

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