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Heartland OUG Conference April 24 – Agenda now available!

April 11, 2014

The Heartland Oracle User Group Conference is once again upon us!  Sessions have been chosen, speakers are lined up and the schedule has been posted.  Here is what you need to know.


Get Registered! We need to know you are coming so we can buy you lunch. To register click here.  Remember the conference is a single day conference and registration is FREE.

The Conference is again at Gallup!  1001 Gallup Dr.  Omaha NE 68102

The schedule for events has been posted.  We have a ton of sessions for everyone. If you are attending, it would be very helpful to us if you indicate what sessions.  This helps plan the right room with the right size audience!


Full Conference Agenda here.  Or the Mobile Site here


Prizes everyone loves free stuff.  Win a $50 Amazon gift card and more when you attend and participate.


It’s not too late to register!!


Premier Sponsor:

Grant Thornton

Other Sponsors include:

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User Group – Register Now for the April 24th 2014 Heartland OUG Conference!

March 4, 2014

Preparation for the April 24th Heartland Oracle User Group conference is in full swing. If you have already registered, thank you. If you plan to attend, please register by clicking here!


The agenda is in progress with a number of vendors already committed to make this a great conference.

Premier Sponsor:

Grant Thornton

Other Sponsors (so far!)

Dan Hotka Logo             Insight software logo

Confio and solarwin        Eis Logo

Excel 4 apps logo               noetix logo

Rolta logo                      teksystems logo

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Partner / Speaker Sign Up for Apr 24th Heartland OUG Conference

March 4, 2014

Start Your Planning for the April 24th 2014 Heartland OUG Conference in Omaha!

January 20, 2014


The next Heartland OUG Conference is quickly approaching and we wanted you to SAVE THE DATE!  Join us Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at Gallup in Omaha.  


The schedule is still being set but we want to get this on your calendar. More information and EARLY registration at

Or, by clicking the Register Now! button to the right. 


This conference is FREE for our users and members. If you would be interested in speaking or sponsoring the conference, please email or for more info.

We looking forward to seeing your there!

Join us for the Heartland OUG Conference and Training Day: April 24, 2014 in Omaha! Call for Speakers / Vendors

January 7, 2014

Mark your calendar for April 24 2014 for the next Heartland OUG Conference in Omaha at Gallup!  We will also be electing and installing new officers during this event.

We are currently accepting vendor sponsorship applications. Abstracts need to be received by both Oracle and Partner Speakers by March 14, 2014. Topics can focus on process, conversion, interface efforts, etc. and can come from the worlds of Applications, Middleware, Business Intelligence or Database.  Email your information to or

If you are new to the Heartland OUG and have never attended a conference, it might be best if we did a quick conference call. 

The User Group will be selecting the top 20 presentations for the conference. Not all entries will be selected. Speakers will be notified the week of March 17 if selected. Sponsorship required to present, presentation not required to sponsor.


Watch this site for all the latest announcements for the group or follow us on Twitter at

Vendors, Consultant and Oracle Partners:

In order to make it easier for you to participate in Heartland OAUG events, vendors can  join us for a single event for $350.  This sponsorship provides access to the user group meeting, a space to set up your display materials, a sponsorship slide and special mention (we will introduce your team) during the opening session and one session during the vendor breakouts on the day of the user group meeting. It also provides the best positive exposure to the user group community.  Your sponsorship allows us to operate the user group without charging dues, thus getting better attendance.  Sponsors can send membership fees to: Heartland OAUG, PO Box 3909, Omaha NE 68108. Tax ID forms can be provided as needed if required. The contact for this payment is Stephanie Ransdell ( 

Sponsorship fees MUST be received by March 24th, 2014 to participate in the Spring Conference.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

HOUG And High Plains Technology team up to provide you with a Flash Storage overview and networking for the Oracle Users Group!

October 28, 2013



Flash and SSD are NOT the same!  FLASH is faster!!

Flash storage technology adoption has exploded in the IT Oracle marketplace!

Faster Oracle performance with fewer software licenses!  Bring an AWR and let us show you the why Flash is faster.

·Shared Flash Storage … All this in a 1U chassis
·Up to 500,000 IOPS
·As little as 25 microseconds latency …
·Up to 20 TB in a 1U chassis
·No single points of failure
·Application acceleration  Tier 0 storage
·With Oracle AWD reports, we can tell you the performance improvement BEFORE you make any decisions
·Implements in minutes .  Not weeks-months or even years

When: Tuesday  Nov. 12th 3:30-6:00

Where: Kona Grill-Omaha

295 N 170th St

Who: Robert Peverley IBM Client Technical Specialist

Why:  Oracle runs up to 12 times faster on Flash Storage

Great food and drink

Networking with fellow Oracle Users

      WIN a BOSE SoundLink 

Want a chance to win Bose SoundLink?  Bringing a one hour Oracle AWR report from a busy processing cycle will get your name in the drawing!  Also this AWR report will be analyzed by IBM showing the realized performance guarantee increase by moving your Oracle database to IBM Flash Storage.

To register email Jan at:

Register Today space is limited!!!

Contact Jan Schmidt or Kent Marshall for more information.

605-323-2780  or 402-304-0936

A New Course in Computational Intelligence at University of Nebraska–Lincoln

June 4, 2013

imageThis new course in Computational Intelligence , MNGT 994 ( Seminar in Selected Topics – CI)  is designed for those individuals, companies and organizations that see the exploding possibilities of using the (BIG) Data Bases and new Analytic Methods to see deeper into the current digital reality.

The course builds on what the Military, Government and Industry are doing in the intersection of the new and emerging technologies in computing, communications and intelligence and the worlds of defense, research and business.

One of the commercial areas that are covered in CI is “Big Data”. We are all aware that Big Data is growing and is everywhere you look. One reason, perhaps a bit theoretical (that we will look into), is that Social Networking sites like Facebook and Twitter can be considered soft sensors and produce prodigious amounts of data. Since the cost of sensors is coming down so fast they are being placed everywhere.

The role of Intelligence has undergone fundamental change since the end of the cold war. Since the Cold War the environment has also changed radically. One of the most important change that has impacted Intelligence gathering and analysis is the deep merger of computing and communications (cell phones and I-pads ™) are the receptors and generators of these large data bases.

Now that large amounts of data are readily available, the challenge becomes how and what tools to use to extract Information and Knowledge from this Data and turn this into Intelligence. In addition the selection and merging of various forms of intelligence into a summary intelligence report, including important visualization aspects) requires skills not generally exercised by the general management population previously.

This course should be of value to Industry, Government and Educational leaders who see the need to develop an understanding of the challenge and the tools available to gather, report and present actionable intelligence in an understandable fashion expressing the risks involved in the conclusions.

The course is held during the evenings of the first five weeks of summer session. It begins on June 10th and goes to July 12 with July 4th as a holiday. The class will be held each week on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 5:00PM to 8:50PM



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