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Register Today for Alliance 2012

Registration is now open for Alliance 2012, the annual conference for users of Oracle applications in higher education and the federal government. The event, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary, will run March 18–21 in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland and Convention Center.

This year’s conference will feature more than 400 sessions tailored to enhance professional development, provide insights into Oracle applications, and enable conference-goers to network with peers.

Registration so far is running ahead of last year’s levels, which totaled about 3,500 attendees, according to Lew Conner, executive director of the Higher Education User Group (HEUG), an international organization of higher education institutions that use application software from Oracle and a conference organizer.

Oracle Fusion Applications: Interest Is High
Organizers are seeing high interest in Oracle Fusion Applications and their impact on colleges and universities. “[Oracle users in] higher education are anxious to see that the evolution to Oracle Fusion Applications occurs as fast as possible, because it puts schools in a position to consume applications in a [software-as-a-service] model or in a traditional on-premise modality,” says Cole Clark, global vice president, education and research industries, Oracle. “This is really the next step in the evolutionary lifecycle of Oracle applications.”

Other major technology themes at the conference will include mobile solutions, cloud computing, and Oracle engineered solutions, such as Oracle Exadata Database Machine and its package of preintegrated servers, storage, networking, and software.

Keynote speakers will include Dr. John Medina, author of the bestselling book Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School.

“The HEUG is one of the most active and interactive user groups that Oracle has globally, and Alliance gives them the chance to share lessons learned and best practices,” Clark says. “In addition, attendees can provide feedback to executives about what they need from the applications—and then see those things materialize year after year.”

Register today for Alliance 2012.

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