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IOUG chief discusses OpenWorld, DBA pay and security

SearchOracle talks with Ian Abramson from the IOUG about his goals as president, the IOUG's role at Oracle OpenWorld and the surprising results of two recent IOUG surveys on security and DBA salaries.

The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) is a worldwide organization that serves more than 20,000 Oracle technology and database professionals. The group recently appointed a new president, Ian Abramson, an Oracle and data warehousing expert with more than 20 years experience.

We caught up with Abramson at Oracle OpenWorld 2008 in San Francisco. In this 15-minute podcast, Abramson discusses:

  • His goals and plans for the IOUG
  • How the IOUG is helping integrate BEA users into the IOUG and the Oracle community
  • The IOUG's role at OpenWorld
  • The findings from an IOUG survey on DBA salaries
  • The results from an IOUG survey that have raised concern about Oracle security.

  Ian Abramson on OpenWorld, DBA pay and security:  
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  About the speaker:  

Ian Abramson is the current president of the IOUG and an Oracle and data warehousing expert with more than 20 years technical experience. Based in Toronto, Canada, he is currently an industry and technical consultant providing expert guidance in implementing solutions for clients in the telecommunications, CRM and utilities industries, among others. He is the author of numerous books on both Oracle and data warehousing and is a regular presenter at numerous industry conferences and seminars.

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This was last published in October 2008

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