Oracle Observations

March 16, 2010

UKOUG Conference Series Technology and E-Business Suite 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — bigdaveroberts @ 5:32 pm
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OK, I’ll admit that this is a little late, but here is my overview of the most recent UKOUG
conference.

With the re-organisation of the UK Oracle user group conference into a series of events, this years
technology conference was down from last years 5 day marathon to a much more manageable 3 day
conference this year.

Also shrunken this year was the exhibition, where the continuing recession and the propensity of
Oracle to acquire its partners appeared to have reduced the demand for exhibition stands.

Highlights this year had to be the sessions form James Morle and Tanel Poder (especially the joint
session) where further techniques for shining light into previously dark corners of Oracle were
explored.

The largest surprise? Virtually no mention of the catastrophic transition from Metatink to My Oracle Support. Where this fiasco and the continuing ongoing problems with MOS was obviously the biggest issue for Oracle customers over the past year, the disinclination of Oracle and UKOUG to tackle this head on and publicly is embarrassing and calls into question the effectiveness of the UKOUG to strongly represent the Oracle user community.

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