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Who Ya Gonna Call?

Some networking help from brand-name companies

MICROSOFT (800 607-6872) Gives product information and referrals over the hot line; has a small- business Web site featuring a monthly online magazine.

HEWLETT-PACKARD (800 322-4772) Its Vectra 500 PCs and networking products are geared for small businesses. The Vectra 500 has a built-in modem and voice mail, E-mail, and fax capabilities.

IBM (800 426-4968) Small businesses are a major new target for Big Blue. It has set up telephone sales reps that work with 10 to 12 customers each.

AT&T (800 222-0400) Has a national small-business sales force. Recently started Web Marketing Solution, which provides Internet access, Web hosting and design, advertising, and service.

NOVELL (800 453-1267) Is planning to roll out a number of small-business initiatives in early 1997, including a slimmed-down version of its Netware software.

3COM (800 638-3266) Its OfficeConnect series, a line of prepackaged local area network setups, is meant to be easy enough for a small business to install on its own.



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