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UniForum '97, March 10-14, 1997, San Francisco
UniForum '97 Provides Free Sessions from Industry-Leading Conferences Registrants Encouraged to Sample SCO Forum and CMG Forum

Needham, Mass., January 27, 1997 - In a unique extension of its program, UniForum '97 is providing attendees a free opportunity to sample two of the industry's leading conferences with A Taste of SCO and A Taste of CMG. In these programs, SCO and the Computer Measurement Group (CMG) will present popular sessions from their annual conferences as a free benefit to UniForum '97 registrants. Those wishing to attend either or both of these events must register to attend UniForum '97. UniForum '97, scheduled for March 10-14, 1997, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, is the industry's most prestigious conference and exposition focused on the power and potential of Open Systems technologies. The event is produced by SOFTBANK COMDEX in conjunction with the UniForum Association.

A Taste of SCO, sponsored by SCO, of Santa Cruz California, features a broad range of courses on key business and engineering IT topics affecting the international information systems industry, and provides in-depth, code-level previews of SCO's upcoming products and technologies. This sampling of SCO Forum sessions at UniForum '97 is slated for Wednesday, March 12, 1997, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The annual SCO Forum event, held in August, places IT professionals in a university atmosphere at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The extensive conference program is grouped around course "majors," providing a comprehensive learning experience for various areas of interest.

The Computer Measurement Group (CMG), based in Westmont, Illinois, will host A Taste of CMG on Thursday, March 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The program will feature some of the very best tracks from CMG's annual conference. Any IT professional charged with the measurement or management of computer systems and networks, from a performance and bandwidth capacity or cost recovery standpoint, should plan to attend. The sessions will emphasize using proven methodologies to produce practical applications that yield measurable results. In particular, attendees will gain valuable insight into the challenges of ensuring "bandwidth on demand" as emerging applications for PCs, and the role of servers in feeding the ever increasing need for computing power. CMG is a non-profit, worldwide organization of data processing professionals committed to the measurement and management of computer systems. CMG holds an international technical conference each year in the United States, with the next event scheduled in Orlando this December.

"We at CMG are really excited to be a 'strategic partner' with UniForum '97," said Dr. Bernie Domanski, president, CMG. "We think it's great that both sets of audiences (CMG and UniForum) can benefit from 'best-of-breed' presentations addressing the critical issues facing IT professionals today in systems management. From designing performance into an evolving mission-critical distributed application to measuring and modeling large, heterogeneous client/server environments, we're sure that 'A Taste of CMG' at UniForum '97 will be super!"

Considered the industry's most important educational platform, the UniForum Conference Program will offer over 55 conference sessions, providing attendees with the latest trends, technical information and advanced technologies, including the Web, servers, open systems, network technologies and integration. In addition to the conference sessions, this year's program includes USENIX tutorials, Windows NT and Extranet workshops, and the Open Group Research Institute Symposium for comprehensive coverage of the latest IT developments.

The event will also house several specialized technology and vendor pavilions, including the Linux Pavilion, Open Group Pavilion, Windows NT Business Solutions Pavilion and Cambridge Technology Partners' Electronic Commerce/Internet-Based Solutions Area. Platform integration will be demonstrated in a special technology area on the exhibit floor. In addition, AIM, an independent benchmarking company in Santa Clara, will present its Hot Iron Awards, recognizing those products exhibiting the fastest speed and best performance in the industry.

Since the introduction of the first COMDEX event in 1979, SOFTBANK COMDEX has continued to meet the growing needs of the global information technology marketplace. With an expansive program of more than 30 trade shows and conferences worldwide, including COMDEX events throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, SOFTBANK COMDEX provides the premier showcase and most comprehensive educational platform for new and emerging computer and communications technologies.

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