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Connect Urges Oracle to Reconsider Decision to Abandon Customers Using Intel Itanium Microprocessors

Tuesday, April 12, 2011   (0 Comments)
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Connect Urges Oracle to Reconsider Decision to Abandon Customers Using Intel Itanium Microprocessors

Announces dates for 2011 OpenVMS Boot Camp

AUSTIN, Texas, April 13, 2011 – Connect, HP’s largest independent user community, today announced that it will continue to support and advocate for HP and Oracle customers using Intel Itanium Microprocessors, despite Oracle’s recent decision to abandon software development for the chip.

The Connect Board of Directors will continue to advocate to Oracle on behalf of its members and also actively engage in conversations with HP leadership regarding the issue. Connect members impacted by Oracle’s decision are encouraged to provide their feedback to the Connect Advocacy Committee. In addition, Connect is in the process of scheduling a webcast to provide members with the latest available information. Details for the webcast will be available at myCommunity.

"A large contingency of our community is made up of users running HP-UX and OpenVMS on Integrity servers. They are clearly disturbed by Oracle’s decision to stop developing applications for Intel Itanium processors and really hope Oracle will reconsider its decision,” said Nina Buik, chief marketing officer, Connect. "HP and Oracle customers are now going to have to adjust their business plans and rethink future investments.”

OpenVMS Boot Camp

Connect also announced that the 2011 OpenVMS Boot Camp is going to take place from September 18th – 22nd at the Sheraton Needham Hotel in Needham, Massachusetts. Registrants will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on labs, breakout sessions, keynotes, expert panels, partner activities and a community reception, all specifically focused on the OpenVMS community. For more information and registration, click here.

About Connect

Connect is the largest user community of HP business technology customers in the world with over 50,000 members worldwide. An independent membership organization, Connect was formed in 2008 from the consolidation of three former HP user groups: Encompass, which originated as a group for users of the former Digital Equipment Corp., ITUG, which represented users of HP NonStop fault-tolerant systems, and HP-Interex EMEA, a Brussels-based affiliate of the former Interex. More information about Connect is available at

Editorial contacts:

Chase Skinner
Burson-Marsteller for Connect
+1 310 309 6694 

Mimi Vavilala
Burson-Marsteller for Connect
+1 415 591 4085

P.O. Box 204086
Austin, TX 78720-4086

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