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IOUG, OAUG and Quest Co-Host COLLABORATE 06; Event Unifies Annual Conferences for Leading Oracle User Groups
[March 09, 2006]

IOUG, OAUG and Quest Co-Host COLLABORATE 06; Event Unifies Annual Conferences for Leading Oracle User Groups

--(Business Wire)-- *T WHO: Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG), and Quest International Users Group, as well as additional organizations representing the growing Oracle community. WHY: To have access to all the key users of Oracle technology and applications, Oracle Corp. executives and developers and leading industry vendors to source coverage. WHAT: COLLABORATE 06 combines IOUG Live!, OAUG Connection Point, and the Quest Conference & Expo, so that attendees can benefit from expanded networking opportunities, access to the full breadth of solutions providers in the exhibit hall and the choice to attend a greater number of educational sessions covering a wider variety of topic areas related to Oracle technology and applications. Event highlights include:

-- User group leadership and Oracle users available to the media to discuss impact of Oracle's recent acquisitions and other Oracle-related issues

-- An exhibit hall featuring more than 200 leading Oracle related solution providers

-- Keynote speakers Charles Phillips, president, Oracle Corp., and Jamie Clarke, Canadian adventurer

-- More than 200 IOUG Forum sessions including: Oracle Application Server 10g R2 New Features, Data Mining for Security, Ultra High-Performance SQL and PL/SQL in Batch Processing, What's the Fuss about Fusion? Oracle ESB and SOA, Oracle RAC 10g: Platform Comparison and Proof of Concept, RMAN vs OH! MAN, Are you Prepared to Recover?, Regulatory Compliance and the DBA - What You Need to Know!, I Love the Java Jive: J2EE Overview for Oracle Technologists

-- More than 200 OAUG Forum sessions including: Care and Feeding of Oracle Workflow, Super User Access Best Practices in an Oracle Applications Environment and How to Integrate Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Siebel Using Fusion Middleware

-- More than 200 sessions in the Quest International Forum, catering to the needs of JD Edwards World, EnterpriseOne, and PeopleSoft Enterprise users.

-- More than 90 Oracle Corp.- sponsored sessions regarding: Leveraging Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Software Security Assurance, Oracle E-Business Suite Applications, Moving Forward with Premiere Support and PeopleSoft Enterprise Applications Now and Toward Fusion WHEN: April 23 - 27, 2006 WHERE: Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center Nashville, Tennessee CONTACT INFORMATION: Complimentary press credentials are available to media covering the conference. *T

About Oracle(R) Applications Users Group (OAUG)(R)

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) is the world's largest knowledgebase for Oracle(R) Applications users. Representing more than 2,000 member companies worldwide and more than 25 percent of the Fortune 100 companies, OAUG provides users of Oracle Applications with education, networking, training and support via a wide range of activities including conferences, publications, special interest groups and online communities. The OAUG serves as an advocate to Oracle Corp. on behalf of all Oracle Applications users. For more information, visit the Web site at

About the Independent Oracle(R) Users Group (IOUG)

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

About Quest International Users Group

Quest International Users Group is a global, not-for-profit association for JD Edwards and PeopleSoft applications users. As a worldwide community more than 40,000 strong, Quest and its affiliated user groups are a catalyst to maximize members' business investments through the power of our community, tools, and experiences. Quest provides a unified voice into Oracle for JD Edwards and PeopleSoft users; timely, unbiased information; and networking events to benefit members' total information technology and best business practice experience. For more information about Quest, call 1.800.225.0517 or +1 859.226.4307. You can also visit our website at or email [email protected]

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