At the same time, in the US, IBM was announcing a new LANfocus Management/2 line of products designed to enable users to manage local network resources such as files, applications and printers, from a single administrative location on a local net, claiming that it will enable large and small users to reduce the costs of managing multi-vendor local networks across an enterprise. The company also added NetView Distribution Manager 4 for MVS for distributing applications from an MVS host, at from $2,175 and $3,945. NetView Distribution Manager/2 2.0 is $1,500 for a server and $95 per client, and both arrive on December 28. The company also added SystemView products that enable users to manage local networks from OS/2 workstations, and a new automated Configuration, Installation and Distribution process to cut time spent on installation.
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