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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Computer Alliance

NEW YORK () -- Promising to make communicating with computers even easier, IBM Corp., Apple Computer Inc., AT&T Corp. and Germany's Siemens AG announced an alliance Wednesday to standardize the transmission of voice and data across computers and telephone lines.

The alliance, called Versit, will create a worldwide standard to make it easier to send data over telephone lines from a portable computer. The Versit specifications will be set out in the areas of voice, video, data and networking, the companies said.