I have known Ronan Miles of the UKOUG for several years. He’s a good contact of Computer Weekly. Under his leadership, I believe Oracle users in the UK have benefited – especially given the huge change within Oracle itself over the last few years.
Ronan Miles sees the role of the user group is to help users get the most from their investment in Oracle software and, where appropriate, make sure Oracle understands the user agenda.
The latest annual survey from the UKOUG shows people are very happy with Oracle. Call me a twisted, old hack, but I do actually find this somewhat hard to believe. There must be something people would like Oracle to improve. Do you really like the recent licence price hike (due to the weak dollar). Isn’t it time the price dropped to reflect weak sterling? How about virtualisation licensing, or its conFusion strategy?