CHICAGO--(Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) is again hosting its annual educational event COLLABORATE 09: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community, May 3-7 in Orlando, FL, with third-year co-hosts the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) and the Quest International Users Group (Quest). The event is recognized as one of the largest and most comprehensive Oracle-based user conferences, and COLLABORATE provides a central location for education and networking with more than 7,500 professionals in the greater Oracle community.)--
“More than any other time, we need to stay a step ahead, we need to think creatively, and we need to find new and leading ways to do business─at lower costs and with greater efficiency. This year’s event couldn’t be more pertinent for our community”
More than 425 customer- and expert-led sessions, informal events, roundtables, Oracle presentations and 250 solution-provider insights offer customers tried and true practices, approaches and solutions to integrate into their current and future strategies. “While content will span a number of concentrations and skill levels, key content focuses for this year will include Oracle database 11g, 10g, BI, data warehousing, development, disaster recovery, Essbase, grid computing, high availability, migration, RAC, security, SOA, tuning, and much more,” said Peter Smith, IOUG director of education.
Content specifically aligns with helping companies optimize their business processes, create efficiencies and improve productivity through their Oracle technology investments. “More than any other time, we need to stay a step ahead, we need to think creatively, and we need to find new and leading ways to do business─at lower costs and with greater efficiency. This year’s event couldn’t be more pertinent for our community,” Says Ian Abramson, IOUG president.
The IOUG Forum offers new tracks specific to newly-acquired Oracle customers, including Hyperion, Stellent and BEA. Tailored conference-within-a-conference programming will specifically address these audiences’ core needs and offer opportunity for the broader Oracle community to learn about these additions to the Oracle market.
Stellent programming will include more than 30 sessions focused on content management, including a keynote speech by Mark Heindselman who will present Six Use Cases at Emerson Process Management and their ROI. Other content management highlights include:
BEA programming will include more than 30 sessions focused on portal, including highlights such as:
Other IOUG Forum benefits include: an opening keynote address from Charles E. Phillips, Jr., president, Oracle Corporation, and featured speaker Tom Kyte, senior technical architect, Server Technology Division, Oracle Corporation; pre-conference in-depth seminars; Ask-the-Experts Sessions; IOUG hands-on labs; priority seating at expert technical sessions; special interest group welcome receptions; focused product orientations; a “tuning Oracle” Open Mic night; and online access to presentation proceedings and podcasts before, during and after the event.
The IOUG Forum represents the collective voice and intellectual capital of the IOUG community. Designed by customers, for customers, programming is based on community feedback and top interests. In a recent survey of the Oracle customer ecosystem, the top three critical areas facing the customer community in the coming year are: the environment, providing/improving high availability and managing upgrades and migrations. The IOUG Forum sessions are designed with these challenges in mind so that customers are armed with leading practices to better implement, manage and improve their Oracle infrastructures with greater efficiencies and cost-savings. To register for COLLABORATE 09 – IOUG Forum, please visit: https://www.ioug.org/collaborate09/attending/registration.cfm.
About the Independent Oracle Users Group
Founded in 1993, the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) is a global membership organization that provides Oracle users the opportunity to enhance their productivity, maximize their investment and influence the quality, usability and support of Oracle technology. The IOUG represents the voice of Oracle technology and database professionals serving nearly 20,000 database administrators, developers, architects, technical managers and other Oracle professionals throughout North America and worldwide. The IOUG empowers its members to be more productive and successful in their business and careers by delivering education, sharing best practices and providing technology direction and networking opportunities. For more information, visit www.ioug.org or call (312) 245-1579.