Perhaps most valuable of all, SMDS
has made it easier for MCD to do business in a competitive and fast-changing environment.
The second thing is software that understands the SMDS
locations and is considering using the SMDS
delivery system, rather than separate local loops in Baltimore from the interexchange carriers.
Wayock adds that Meridian's help desk benefits from the use of SMDS.
We have remote servers at many of our locations, and our help desk can use SMDS to access these remote servers to callers with problems.
Meridian first installed SMDS in a pilot program in April 1993.
Meridian's plans to expand its current SMDS network includes migrating to higher-speed fractional T3 SMDS this year to replace the current T1 lines.
Then we buy a new public SMDS number that they come in on.
The company is already looking at adding ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) services in the new few years, but plans to continue to use SMDS services even then.
I don't want to call SMDS a panacea, but I don't see anything on the horizon that I can implement that makes me feel as comfortable as SMDS does.
will become available from the RBOCs this year at TI and T3 speeds.
Corporate America is not reaping the benefits of SS7, ISDN, SMDS
, and B-ISDN quickly enough.