Volume 17, Number 6 June 2000
Web services for your data
by Péter Jacsó
INTERNET INSIGHTS column discusses Web-based services that can
provide access to data from anywhere. Reviews the limitations of
e-mail, telnet-based mail, and Web-based e-mail services that are
offered for monthly subscriptions. Contends that the free, unchained
e-mail services offered by portal services provide generous
mailboxes and are accessible from any PC with a Web browser.
Describes personal services, such as calendars and to-do list
managers, that portals offer. Recommends Yahoo! for having the most
services. Notes that no portal offers a simple spreadsheet and
mini-database manager. Suggests that the ability to import data from
existing personal data services applications on the Web or desktop
would be a popular feature.
Includes four screen displays.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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