Computers By Mail: A Megabyte Business Boom

Mike Mikus, network manager for Denver-based environmental consulting firm Woodward-Clyde Consultants, was in a hurry. He needed a dozen PCs--and in Alaska, no less--to help cope with the Exxon Valdez disaster. There were no dealers near the oil spill, and the major PC makers couldn't figure out how to get machines to the site quickly. So he got on the phone to Northgate Computer Systems and ordered the hardware. It arrived in four days.

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