Requesting posts to an InformationWeek blog about database user groups

Robert Catterall

Requesting posts to an InformationWeek blog about database user groups


Hello, listers. IDUG President Robert Catterall here (my paying job is
with the IT department at CheckFree Corporation).

I'd like to draw your attention to a blog initiated by InformationWeek
magazine writer Larry Greenemeier. It's called, "Are You a 'User'?" Near
the end of his brief introduction to the topic, Larry wrote:

"Tell me about the user groups to which you belong and the impact they've
had on the technology you use. How influential, for example, are the
Independent Oracle Users Group or International DB2 Users Group when it
comes improving the security of those products or the development of new
features most in demand by their users? Are user groups independent enough
from the vendors whose products they address to give you an objective view
of the technology? How has the influence of user groups changed over time?"

I'd love to see some IDUG-related entries on this blog, and it would be
great if some of you folks could post comments. Feel free to tell it like
it is. I'm not trying to get a PR campaign going. I just want entries.
Whether good (i.e., showing IDUG in a positive light), bad, or indifferent,
your comments would be a good indicator of the vitality of the DB2
community. Here's the url for the blog:

http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2006/12/are_you_a_user.html

Happy New Year, and thanks for using DB2-L. IDUG is pleased to continue to
make this a free resource for the DB2 community. We're at our best when we
help each other. That's what IDUG in general, and DB2-L in particular, are
all about.

Regards,

Robert

President, International DB2 Users Group


Robert Catterall
Director, Engineering
IT Strategy, Planning, and Architecture
CheckFree Corporation
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Robert Catterall

Requesting posts to an InformationWeek blog about database user groups
(in response to Robert Catterall)


Hello, listers. IDUG President Robert Catterall here (my paying job is
with the IT department at CheckFree Corporation).

I'd like to draw your attention to a blog initiated by InformationWeek
magazine writer Larry Greenemeier. It's called, "Are You a 'User'?" Near
the end of his brief introduction to the topic, Larry wrote:

"Tell me about the user groups to which you belong and the impact they've
had on the technology you use. How influential, for example, are the
Independent Oracle Users Group or International DB2 Users Group when it
comes improving the security of those products or the development of new
features most in demand by their users? Are user groups independent enough
from the vendors whose products they address to give you an objective view
of the technology? How has the influence of user groups changed over time?"

I'd love to see some IDUG-related entries on this blog, and it would be
great if some of you folks could post comments. Feel free to tell it like
it is. I'm not trying to get a PR campaign going. I just want entries
Whether good (i.e., showing IDUG in a positive light), bad, or indifferent,
your comments would be a good indicator of the vitality of the DB2
community. Here's the url for the blog:

http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2006/12/are_you_a_user.html

Happy New Year, and thanks for using DB2-L. IDUG is pleased to continue to
make this a free resource for the DB2 community. We're at our best when we
help each other. That's what IDUG in general, and DB2-L in particular, are
all about.

Regards,

Robert

President, International DB2 Users Group


Robert Catterall
Director, Engineering
IT Strategy, Planning, and Architecture
CheckFree Corporation
[login to unmask email]
Phone: (678) 375-1384

CheckFree. The Company that Powers Payment on the WebSM.
http://www.checkfree.com

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