Wang Laboratories Chooses Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 For Worldwide Intranet

REDMOND, Wash., March 19, 1997 —

Wang Laboratories Inc.
today became the latest corporation to standardize on Microsoft® Internet Explorer 3.0 for its worldwide intranet and public Internet access. The move will put Microsoft Internet Explorer, the world’s fastest-growing browser, on more than 7,000 desktops in the organization. Thousands of additional desktops maintained by Wang’s subcontractors, partners and customers will also use Microsoft Internet Explorer when accessing corporate information provided by Wang.

Wang, a leading global network and desktop services and integration company, chose Microsoft Internet Explorer because it’s easy to use, it’s powerful, it offers cross-platform support for its entire enterprise, and it has the best support for industry standards – including the ActiveX
technologies fueling Wang’s custom solutions. Wang also stated that the combination of robust performance, consistency and functionality makes Microsoft Internet Explorer the most cost-effective intranet solution.

“Our entire business reputation is based on giving customers the best integration and support for their desktops and network services, so we can’t afford to use anything less than the best possible intranet solution for ourselves,” said Cormac O’Reilly, vice president of information systems at Wang. “Microsoft Internet Explorer is that solution. It provides the best support for our virtual marketing model, in which business transactions and information management are at peak performance around the world and around the clock.”

O’Reilly said Microsoft Internet Explorer’s cross-platform support allows the company to deploy the same information to its desktops running Windows® 95 and Windows NT® operating systems, and to its remaining Windows 3.1-based and Macintosh desktops. Microsoft Internet Explorer supports the easiest access to the databases that Wang is constantly building and publishing to provide information to its employees, customers, partners and subcontractors. Wang’s system development is now exclusively intranet-based or -enabled.

Microsoft Internet Explorer will be integrated with Knowledge eXchange to give Wang’s engineers the information on problems and solutions they need to provide timely, high-quality support to customers. The engineers can fully access this database from anywhere in the world using Microsoft Internet Explorer. Also, the company’s presentations and briefings – stored and maintained using ActiveX and Microsoft Proxy Server – are accessible via Microsoft Internet Explorer.

The browser also provides the best integration with Wang’s other Microsoft applications, such as Microsoft Exchange Server, which automatically converts Internet and intranet addresses into hot links that launch the selected sites in Microsoft Internet Explorer with a single click.

“We are proud that Wang has picked Microsoft Internet Explorer,” said Yusuf Mehdi, group product manager in the Internet client and collaboration division at Microsoft. “Wang’s choice reflects the industry trend to maximize corporate intranets by

using Microsoft Internet Explorer. With Microsoft Internet Explorer’s leading support for standards, corporations can easily build and browse the most compelling Internet and intranet content.”

Wang joins the growing number of leading companies and organizations that have selected Microsoft Internet Explorer as their corporate standard, including Arthur Andersen L.L.P, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., Catholic Healthcare West, Compaq Computer Corp., Continental Airlines Inc., Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P., FINA Oil and Chemical Co., Intergraph Corp., Reynolds Metals and Sprint PCS. For more information on companies that have selected Microsoft Internet Explorer, visit the Microsoft Internet Explorer Business Solutions Web site at .

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