Agenda - Irish Public Sector Seminar

MANAGING & SECURING INTERNET ACCESS FOR IRELAND'S PUBLIC SECTOR

Tuesday, 10th December, 1996, The Burlington Hotel, Dublin.


09.30 - Registration & Refreshments

THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT GLOBAL ACCESS

10.00 - Multimedia Support with Switched Internetworking

10.35 - Continuously Available WEB Servers

11.10 - Managing Printed Output from the WEB

11.45 - Refreshments

THE NECESSARY PROTECTION

12.00 - Internet = Virus Net?

12.35 - Encouraging Internet Access to Your Database?

13.10 - Lunch & Exhibition

FUTURES

14.10 - INTRANETS - The New Global Access Model

14.45 - Virtual Reality on the WEB

15.20 - Where Is All This Heading?

15.55 - Finish

EXHIBITION


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Synopses of Presentations

Managing & Securing Internet Access

Tuesday, 10th December, 1996

MULTIMEDIA SUPPORT WITH SWITCHED INTERNETWORKING

Today's Shared LAN architecture's present limitations for the wide-scale deployment of advanced multimedia applications such as distance learning, group working and telemedicine. Multimedia applications can be bandwidth hungry and in this seminar Cisco will discuss the challenges facing organisations and how today's technology is positioned to deliver on multimedia promises. The issues of Firewall and Secure Access to the Internet will be discussed as well as IPX to IP Internet Gateway Software.

CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE WEB SERVERS

During this session NetFRAME will be outlining the criteria that should be considered in choosing an appropriate WEB server; Availability, Scalability, Manageability and Cost. Also discussed will be Server Consolidation and its impact on both users and costs.

MANAGING PRINTED OUTPUT FROM THE WEB

Increasing access to the INTERNET magnifies the opportunities for the printing of valuable INTERNET resources. Lexmark will examine the best ways of managing and maximising the print quality of this information whilst controlling the inevitable costs associated with the ability to print information directly from the WEB.

INTERNET = VIRUS NET?

It is popularly supposed that the main threat of computer viruses today is the INTERNET. This supposition will be evaluated in the light of virus incident reports and statistics and an overall virus threat analysis constructed. Various virus preventative measures will be discussed. Possible future threats and virus developments will be examined.

INTRANETS - THE NEW GLOBAL ACCESS MODEL

As network user communities are spread more thinly across an ever-increasing number of sites, both large and small, the challenges of realising and managing this infrastructure become more complex. A variety of techniques are available to build such 'intranets', using the best combination of public Internet and private connections.

ENCOURAGING INTERNET ACCESS TO YOUR DATABASE?

Computer Associates will be discussing how and why this should be done.

VIRTUAL REALITY ON THE WEB

For many years virtual worlds have been used in simulators, particularly for the training of Aircraft pilots and Astronauts. Until very recently the specialist equipment needed to run this software has not been cheap. Now, with the increasing processor power of the IBM compatible P/C, Superscape have been able to develop Virtual Reality software designed to run on Intel 486 or Pentium processors. During this session Superscape will be considering and demonstrating how and why Virtual Reality is becoming the preferred means of interfacing on the WEB.

WHERE IS ALL THIS HEADING?

IBM will explore where all this technology is taking us.