HP, IBM user groups offer outlook for 2007
SearchDataCenter.com hosted a recent roundtable discussion with Nina Buik, president of the Hewlett-Packard user group Encompass and Pam Taylor vice president of the IBM mainframe user group Share on their expectations for 2007. Though the organizations work with disparate technologies, members from both groups are facing a lot of the same challenges. In this discussion, Nina and Pam discuss the changing roles of their user groups, their wish-lists from their respective vendors, and hot technology skills for the coming year.
- What are the user groups looking for from their vendors in 2007?
- How has the role of the user group changed?
- What new methods are user groups employing for educational opportunities?
- What technology skills are hiring managers looking for in 2007?
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