When:  Thursday, March 19, 1998

     Where:  The Chase Manhattan Bank (formerly Chemical Bank)
             55 Water Street (enter at Old Slip)
             South Tower
             13th Floor, Conference Rooms B+C

      Time:  6:15 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
             6:30 PM - 6:45 PM  Unigroup Business
             6:45 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation:

     Topic:  LAN Diagnostics: The Rise and Fall of Network Analyzers

  Speakers:  Richard Whitehead, Vice President, Strategic Technologies



  Have you ever had the feeling that your LAN or devices on your LAN were
  misbehaving, but you could not determine what was wrong?  This month,
  we hope to present a meeting which will describe network monitoring tools
  and techniques which can be used to diagnose and repair various network
  related problems. 


  Description of Talk:

  Several things have happened to change the face of Network problem
  resolution in the last 5 years, our speaker will attempt to explain what
  they are, and how the industry has reacted. 


  Speaker Biography:

  Richard Whitehead is responsible for developing "Netcool" business and
  partnerships in the United States.  His rich technical background includes
  16 years in communications and specialized experience with network
  management technologies. He began his career working on data communications
  projects for the Ministry of Defense in the U.K.  At TSL Communications
  (later Retix Systems), he supported LAN and WAN products and emerging
  network management technologies. At Spider Networks (recently purchased
  by Shiva), Mr. Whitehead built and managed the technical support team and
  established the company's Remote Network Diagnostic Service business unit.
  Mr. Whitehead was educated at Farnborough College of Technology, and has
  a degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering.


  Company Biography (from Press Releases on their Web Page):

  Micromuse develops, markets, and supports a family of scalable, rapidly
  deployable service-level management software solutions.  Service-level
  management is the monitoring and management of multiple elements
  underlying an Information Technology infrastructure - including network
  devices, computing systems, and applications - and the mapping of those
  elements to the business services they impact.

  Micromuse is the leader in delivering service-level management
  technologies that produce a tangible return on investment.  The
  company's Netcool suite of applications is used by mission-critical
  enterprises, Internet service providers, managed network service
  providers, and other telecommunications firms.


  Refreshments will be served.


     55 Water Street is between Water Street & Front Streets at Old Slip...
     about 7 blocks south of Fulton St. and the South Street Seaport.
     Take 4 train to Bowling Green & Walk Due East;
     Take 2/3 trains to Wall Street, Walk East to Water St.
          then walk South 5 blocks;
     Take M/J trains to Broad St., Walk East to Water St.;
     Take N/R trains to Whitehall St., Walk North East to Water St.
     There is parking on the street and there is a lot right
          in the building, entrance on Old Slip.
     Walking from Wall St., follow William St. south which bends around
          and leads you to Hanover Sq. and Old Slip is across Water Street.

  Room Location Specifics:
     Enter the building at Old Slip.  To get to the South Tower of the
     complex, you enter the building at Old Slip at the "North Tower"
     doors.  This entrance is is immediately to the right of the main
     entrance, towards Water Street.  Go past the guard's desk (mentioning
     you are heading for Unigroup) to the elevator bank and go to the 13th
     floor.  When you get to the 13th floor, follow the signs leading you
     to the meeting room.

     The signs will lead you from the elevator, through a set of doors
     (soda machine will be on your left), then past the cafeteria.  After
     the cafeteria, you see another "lobby" area.  Walk past the cash
     machines, make a left and look for a sign marking the meeting room.
     Conference Rooms B+C will be on your left.

     If you come very early, we may not have the signs in place yet, but
     hopefully these directions will get you to the meeting room.
     If you arrive before Unigroup Board Members, please be patient and
     wait for us to arrive.  The building cafeteria is open to the public.


  Fee Schedule:
         Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
         Non-Member Single Meeting:                      $ 20.00
         Student Yearly Membership:                      $ 20.00
         Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID):    $  5.00
    ==>  UniForum/Unigroup Joint Yearly Membership       $125.00
         Cash, Check, American Express.
       * Employees of Chase (with ID) can attend general meetings at no charge.

    ==>  Unigroup is the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate
         of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.
         Our Joint Membership Program gives you FULL membership
         in both organizations for a discounted price.
         For information about UniForum visit http://www.uniforum.org.

    **** Note that the UniForum Joint Membership Fee might increase
         without notice due to the reorganization underway at UniForum.


  Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
  Please tell your friends about Unigroup!



  Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving the
  Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.  Unigroup is
  not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded.  Unigroup holds regular
  and special event meetings throughout the year on technical topics relating
  to Unix and the Unix User Community.   Unigroup is also the Greater NYC
  Regional Area Affiliate of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group.

  Thanks to Chase/Chemical Bank, Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for
  the Third THURSDAY of Odd Months at The Chase Bank, 55 Water Street, NYC.
  Planned meeting dates are: 3/19/98, 5/21/98, 7/16/98, 9/17/98, 11/19/98...
  Watch for our Special Event meetings at the various trade shows in NYC.

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I hope to see you all at Unigroup's March 1998 meeting.

-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director

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