Friday, April 4, 2008

Collaborate 2008 Preview

Collaborate 2008 is coming to Denver, Colorado in just over two weeks. For those of you who haven't attended the event, Collaborate is the combined annual conference of the three major independent Oracle user groups –IOUG (International Oracle User Group), OAUG (Oracle Application User Group), and Quest (PeopleSoft User Group). Contrary to what an IT trade magazine journalist recently reported, the Oracle community is alive and well. The early word is that the user group expects over 7,000 people attending the event. That's a double digit increase in attendence compared to last year, and quite a feat to pull off in this economy.

Oracle will be a guest at the event, and we have numerous sessions planned around manageability of various Oracle applications and technologies. Here is a preview.

Top-Down Application Management – Oracle's Blueprint for Managing Applications from the Business Perspectives
Monday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Application Chanage Management and Masking for DBAs
Monday, 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Performance Diagnostic and Tuning Best Practices: What DBAs Must Know about Managing DB Performance
Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Improving IT Operations: Automated Provisioning and Patching, and Managing Configurations of Oracle Fusion Middleware Deployments
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Fool-Proof and Fast Track Strategies for a Successful Upgrade: Database Replay, DBUA and More
Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-noon

Step to Fusion – Centralize the Managing of Your Current Oracle Applications on Oracle Enterprise Manager
Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

With the exception of the last session “Step to Fusion”, all the sessions are listed under the IOUG conference agenda. “Step to Fusion” is listed under the OAUG agenda.

The “Step to Fusion” session is targeted for people who run Siebel, PeopleSoft Enterprise and Oracle E-Business Suite applications. We will cover how you can use Oracle Enterprise Manager to manage these applications today, and discuss the roadmap for evolving your application management toolset to facilitate your eventual adoption of Fusion technologies.

See you in Denver!

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