2005 Meetings

Next Meeting

Networks - how they work
with Colin Butcher of XDelta

Presented by The Association of Independent Computer Specialists
in association with the ICC Group of the British Computer Society

Tuesday 24 May 2005


The basic principles involved in networks (LANs, WANs, SANs, etc) are often forgotten. This session will review the various components involved in implementing networks and why they work as they do. The session will cover commonly used segmentation methods (repeaters, bridges, switches, routers, etc), protocols (TCPIP, DECnet, SCS, LAT, MOP, etc) and performance aspects (latency, throughput, multiple paths, multiple adapters, etc). The session will be based around ethernet technologies (10/100/1000 and wireless), but will also look at other technologies such as FDDI and FibreChannel.

Colin Butcher is a well known presenter of technical seminars, often for the HP User Group (formerly DECUS) of which he currently Deputy Chair. Colin has considerable practical experience with high availability systems and networks. He has been responsible for the architectural design and implementation of several major systems, including mission critical control centres for communication satellites. In 1996 Colin established XDelta Limited as an independent consulting organisation specialising in the design, implementation, trouble-shooting and project management of systems and networks. Colin is a full member of AICS


British Computer Society, Davidson Building, Southampton Street, London
(opposite the Savoy Hotel)

Nearest Underground - Embankment / Nearest Overground - Charing Cross


There is no charge for the meeting, after which we shall retire a local hostelry for refreshments and networking.

Previous meetings in 2005

Not only Microsoft, but also... | The Easiest Way To Double Your Profits

Previous meetings in 2004

Getting to the Decision Makers | Designing your Website | IT and eCommerce Law | Data Protection and related issues | AGM

Handouts and/or speakers' notes are still availble for some of these meetings - please contact the Hon Secretary for more details.

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