Ex Compaq execs launch Web portal

Three former Compaq executives -- Gary Stimac, Doug Pushard and Mike Swavely have launched an Internet portal company called OfficeDomain Inc.

The Austin-based company's first offering, a messaging service that merges voice mail, e-mail and fax messaging into a single system accessible via OfficeDomain's Web portal site, is free of charge.

Company officials say the portal site and messaging service will compete with similar services offered by GTE Corp. in Irving, Texas; eFax.com in Menlo Park, Calif.; and Yahoo Inc. in Santa Clara, Calif.

Doug Pushard is OfficeDomain's CEO and president. Pushard led Compaq's drive into networking and was Networking Products Division vice president when he left Compaq in November 1996.

OfficeDomain's chairman is Gary Stimac, the founder of Compaq Computer Corp.'s server and systems business. Stimac worked at Compaq from February 1982 to July 1996.

Mike Swavely sits on OfficeDomain's board. He joined Compaq in 1982 and was the company's second in command (USA president) when he decided to leave in July 1991.

This story, "Ex Compaq execs launch Web portal" was originally published by Computerworld.

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