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    IOUG President Michelle Malcher talks Oracle Database 12c on Forbes and SearchOracle

    With the release of Oracle Database 12c, the input and knowledge of the Oracle users community is more important than ever. IOUG President Michelle Malcher was recently featured on both Forbes and SearchOracle, where she spoke about the value of IOUG members participation in 12c beta testing and new features of the database, respectively.

    IOUG President Michelle Malcher Earns White Hat Award from COUGIOUG President Michelle Malcher Earns White Hat Award from COUG

    IOUG President Michelle Malcher was recently bestowed a great honor: the Calgary White Hat Ceremony.

    Upon her visit to Calgary, Michelle was named an honorary Calgarian by the Calgary Oracle Users Group, and joins Oracle's Tom Kyte as the second Oracle professional to receive the coveted white-hat, a mark of excellence. 


    Oracle Announces Release of Oracle 12c Database

    The release of the next generation database has been eagerly anticipated and much discussed, and IOUG has heard and responded to members’ resounding requests to both influence product functionality and obtain access to the insight other users have gained through direct interaction with 12c. IOUG’s involvement in 12c beta testing stretches back to July 2012, and is evidence of the strong and long-standing partnership between IOUG and Oracle. It also serves to reinforce IOUG’s commitment to understanding user requirements and ensuring these are communicated, all with the intent of helping to deliver a better end-product to Oracle customers.

    Read the full press release published on 6/25/13.


    You Don’t Have To Be The Boy In The Bubble

    In his 1986 song "The Boy in the Bubble," Paul Simon sings that "every generation throws a hero up the pop charts." In other words, while everyone thinks their situation is unique, the truth is that the names may change, but the circumstances around them remain the same. It's the same in the world of technology and with the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

    The IOUG launched in 1993 to give Oracle database administrators (DBAs) and other Oracle users a way to share knowledge and work together on problems they faced for their mutual benefit. The idea was for everyone to learn from like-minded peers and gain access to new technologies our organizations were considering, so we could educate ourselves and conduct hands-on trials before buying.

    Read the full article published by SearchOracle.   


    IOUG Marks 20th Anniversary at COLLABORATE 13-IOUG Forum in Denver

    The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) will celebrate its 20th anniversary at COLLABORATE 13, a conference on Oracle technology presented jointly by the IOUG, OAUG (Oracle Applications User Group) and the Quest International User Group. The event will be held April 7 to 11 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

    As part of the conference, the IOUG will host the COLLABORATE 13-IOUG Forum with nearly 1,000 sessions providing user-driven content. Presentations, hands-on learning sessions, panel discussions and informal conversations at networking events are aimed at giving attendees practical information that can be applied within their organizations. Oracle experts will also be on-hand to provide a high-level view into the next generation technology, all of which helps attendees meet their responsibilities to understand and translate business requirements into the appropriate technical execution. The difference between success and failure in this mission is often measured in millions of dollars.

    Read the full article published by Database Trends and Applications.


    IOUG Celebrates 20 Years of Driving Oracle User-Centric Leading Practices at COLLABORATE 13 - IOUG Forum in Denver

    Like all Oracle users, members of The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), are challenged by the business demands created through the emergence of big data, the imperative to keep data secure and the impact of cloud computing. But from April 7-11, 2013, interested database professionals have a unique opportunity to discover time - and money-saving solutions presented by Oracle users, consultants and leading experts from all over the world by attending COLLABORATE 13- IOUG Forum at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

    Read the full press release here.


    John Matelski Interviews Oracle President Mark Hurd

    Read the latest issue of Oracle Database Insider Newsletter. 

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