Israel Communication Systems (CICS) was the first company to establish computerized data communication in Israel. Founded in 1986, the company provided a number of superior on-line services:
CICS initiated in 1992 an Israeli WAN of more than 60 Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) which operated in graphic environment, including varied information on a wide range of topics and a volume which ranged in the tens of gigabytes.
CICS specialized in establishing Internet sites for businesses and public organizations. The sites
were located on the company servers and benefited from Chief's rapid communication lines.
CICS was adept at creating in-depth databases on its clients' sites. These bases permitted the presentation of a comprehensive selection of products at a significantly lower cost than existing alternative advertising methods
of the time.
CICS built an electronic shopping center, which allowed Internet surfers to conduct their shopping sprees from the comfort of their home. This innovative method of marketing
had proven to be extremely popular in the United States over the years
previous to the www explosion.
CICS connected educational institutions and organizations to the World Wide Web through expeditious data lines, significantly decreasing communication costs and providing international on-line service.
CICS functioned as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) serving subscribers, private and commercial, through Chief's phone and direct lines.
By the year 1998 CICS's operations were sold to a new entity.