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Connect,Your Independent HP Business Technology Community, Connect User Group Community
Formed from the consolidation of Encompass, Interex EMEA, and ITUG in May, 2008, Connect is Hewlett-Packard's largest user community representing more than 50,000 participants. Connect is a non-profit, independent, customer-run computer user group with a strategic business partnership with HP.
This community of IT professionals deliver information technology solutions for complex and multi-system computing environments, focusing on the HP (and legacy Compaq and Digital) technologies, including HP-UX, HP's NonStop, Blade, Enterprise Storage, Enterprise Unix, OpenVMS, Linux and Windows. Further, Connect's member base focuses on best software and architectures available from alliance partners and developers as well as future applications on current operational efficiencies, including interoperability and interconnection.
The Connect membership provides feedback and direction to HP and their partners and has been instrumental in influencing the direction of many HP technologies.
Connect's website, provides information and resources by leveraging social media and networking tools that provide members with professional development programs, technical training, information exchanges, advocacy programs and networking opportunities.
The founding directors of CONNECT were: From Encompass: Nina Buik, Kristi Browder, Anthony Ioele, Dena Wright, Clyde Poole, Bill Johnson, John Maynen, Steve Davidek, Glen Kuykendall From ITUG: Scott Healy, Margo Holing, Joe Ramos, Sam Ayers, Jay McLaughlin From Interex EMEA: Henk Pomper
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