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Recent announcements by Novell Inc. and Informix Software Inc. that they will soon ship products to support the Open Software Foundation's Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) show the technology is picking up momentum.
But even DCE supporters say it still needs a wave of distributed applications and more devoted users to enter mainstream business computing.
"The level of sophistication of the application determines when DCE becomes attractive," says Art Olbert, director of LAN systems development at IBM, one of DCE's earliest and aggressive developers. "We need more deployments, but there are more out there than has been published."
Olbert and …