The Network Of Tomorrow...Or Whenever

Douglas Daly wants students at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y., to probe the mysteries of the human body with the help of digitized video clips. Daly, the school's computer network manager, realized last year that he needed to rebuild the school's computer network to handle such future capabilities as well as more pressing needs like more Internet access and circulation of scanned-in documents. He decided to use the powerful new computer networking technology everybody was talking about--ATM (asynchronous transfer mode), which promises a giant increase in speed and the ability to handle networked multi-media programs.

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