The Australian Oracle User Group (AUSOUG) is a professional body operated by a nationally coordinated group of volunteers to support the users of Oracle products and technologies. In Asia Pacific AUSOUG represents and runs jointly branded events with the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) and the Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG) and has a partnership relationship with the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG).

AUSOUG represents a collective of over 2000 + IT industry professionals focused on the technologies, applications, strategies and business of Oracle and its products, along with associated value added partners. Our members enjoy a comprehensive range of exclusive information, services and networking opportunities within an independent professional body which is part of the international network of Oracle user groups. In an industry where the practitioner is consistently inundated with (often biased) information, products and services, AUSOUG is widely recognised as a key objective provider of information to its members.

AUSOUG, which is an independent user group, has the following objectives:
  • Grow and nurture Oracle communities through the provision of knowledge, innovative services and independent representation
  • Present a unified voice for the Oracle professionals and user communities to partners, media and affiliated organisations
  • Provide responsive services, support and collaborative forums that enhance the effectiveness of members, partners and affiliate interest groups.

 

How AUSOUG Works

AUSOUG is a not-for-profit user group coordinated by elected volunteers from its membership and utilising outsourced services for certain aspects of its operation. AUSOUG is coordinated by a national committee, and organised into state-based branches catering to the specific requirements of the local professional community.

AUSOUG is part of an international user group network, and works closely with other groups throughout the world. Our region is one of three distinct international user group regions, including the Americas and Europe / Middle East / Africa. These 3 regions, together with the Applications and Tools-centric groups, form the International Oracle User Council (IOUC).

The IOUC is a forum where the global Oracle user community can address issues of strategic importance with Oracle executives. With involvement in the IOUC by AUSOUG management, as well as through direct channels of communication to Oracle Australia, AUSOUG Members are able to directly influence product development, support, quality, pricing, education and other key business and technical issues.

Services Provided

Branch presentation meetings, technical workshops,web services, e-training events, conferences and business events provide Members with regular forums for acquiring (and presenting) information on Oracle-related products and usage. These sessions also provide a unique opportunity for networking with peers.

AUSOUG is highly regarded throughout the international IT community for its critically acclaimed National Conference Series known as Oracle with 20:20 Foresight. This program attracts over 1000 delegates each year, and provides Members with a fully independent, unbiased, high quality vehicle for the exchange of strategy, knowledge and experience

Foresight Magazine is the official publication of AUSOUG, published exclusively for Members. Foresight seeks to empower the Oracle user community by providing an open and critical communication vehicle for technical and non-technical Oracle-related information. Members look to Foresight as a forum they can use to share their ideas and as a resource for information concerning their Oracle products.

AUSOUG provides a modern and comprehensive website at www.ausoug.org.au. This site provides exclusive information and services to Members, including:

  • knowledge resources (papers, software, etc)
  • Foresight Magazine On-line
  • national and international event diary
  • on line and face to face training
  • local state based bi monthly meetings
  • web broadcasts of meeting presentation
  • and much more.

With AUSOUG an early adopter of leading edge Oracle technologies such as Collaboration Suite and Portal, such services will continue to expand and improve.

Is AUSOUG Expensive?

The cost of becoming an AUSOUG Member is extremely low, and a key aim of AUSOUG is to ensure that all interested parties are able to join, no matter what their budget. There are various types of memberships available, including Individual, business/Corporate (for more than 5 contacts), and Student/Associate. We also offer customised cost-effective Enterprise-class memberships for larger organisations and joint membership options for full access to OAUG and ODTUG resources.

Membership of AUSOUG will ensure that you can participate in all group functions, meetings and events, receive Foresight Magazine, gain access to the AUSOUG website and its exclusive services, news, e-training, web services and strategic information, and actively influence the future of our industry. Your membership will also connect you with our active business and technical community who share your interest in the continuous use and improvement of Oracle and related products, and the opportunities that exist for business and professional development.

After 28 years of growth and change, AUSOUG continues to service the IT community with quality alternatives for professional development, and it does so through the hard work of many volunteers and the support of its business partners. We invite you to become part of our professional community and enjoy the benefits of membership.

 

 

 

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