Driver license network

This May 1988 article is one of the very many examples of government using the IBM Information Network electronic
interstate highway. The article mentions the competition for the business.  Once IBM defined the business
opportunity to be shared inter-enterprise networking, competition emerged. Even the NSFNET picked up on the
concept. IBM had a significant advantage as a result of the simple concept of the Electronic Customer Support (ECS)
Architecture that became the IBM IN Architecture and Strategy. Most business and government agencies had IBM
computers.  Most of them could see the advantage in having a single line from their internal network to the IBM
network for ECS from IBM.  Once connected to IBM for ECS, it was virtually no additional cost to do other electronic
business.