Creating Client/Server Applications in an Enterprise Environment

As we venture into 1996, what better time to reassess one of the hip terms of recent years. Client/Server techniques held promise but became a catch-all for any vendor’s database products. What did Client/Server promise? What has it delivered? What is the future as we move from first generation to second generation tools? Douglas Forbes of Symantec guides us through Client/Server architectures and explains how Symantec’s Enterprise Developer incorporates essential Client/server attributes.

Douglas Forbes has been a Systems Engineer and Client/Server Specialist with Symantec for the past four years. He supports all of Symantec’s products but most specifically Enterprise Developer, a second generation Client/Server development tool.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 14. Our speaker will be Lee Stem, of Chartwell Group. His topic will be Application Architecture Strategy: Integration or Insulation?

Please check out our web site- Forthcoming meetings are announced here first; full contact names and addresses are available for IRMAC board members; plus we have a growing list of links to other IRM sites. Feedback please to .

The next meeting of the Data Warehouse Special Interest Group is on Monday, January 22nd when we have a panel presentation/discussion on “Data Warehousing Roles and Responsibilities”. These roles include both IS and the business perspectives. Panel members will present and discuss their first hand experiences with this critical aspect of a data warehouse project. Panel members will be:

  • Harold Snider, Chief Architect, The Solution Factory – Tandem Computers Inc.
  • Rosemary Than, Data Warehouse Project Manager, National Grocers
  • David Hrynyk, Senior Project Manager, Versa Management Systems Limited
  • John Green, Data Consultant, Royal Bank of Canada.

The session will be from 6-8pm in the Beeton Room West, at the Metro Toronto Central Library. The library is located at Yonge and Asquith in Toronto, one block north of Bloor Street. (IRMAC members $5: Non-members $15).

For more information on the SIG, please contact Deborah Henderson (416) 592-2669 [ ] or Patrick Sue (416) 449-0738 [ ].


Jan 10 1996


8:30 am - 11:00 am


Howard Johnson's Westbury Plaza, 475 Yonge Street (one block north of College)

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