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1 © Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The future is mission critical Solutions your way Encompass Australia inc. - an HP user group

2 © Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Encompass user group update Michael Klein Chairman, Encompass Australia inc.

3 © Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. 3 History

4 © Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. 4 History 1961 DECUS (Digital Equipment User Society) Founded 1998 Compaq acquires Digital, DECUS becomes a Compaq user group DECUS U.S. Chapter incorporated as the independent user group Encompass, many worldwide chapters follow suit HP acquires Compaq, and DECUS becomes an HP User Society HP user communities Encompass, ITUG and HP Interex EMEA consolidate to form Connect Worldwide.

5 © Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. 5 DECUS Australia inc. At around the time of our inception… DEC PDP-1 - the first minicomputer. It sold for US$120,000. It was transistorised and the first commercial computer equipped with a keyboard and monitor. Max Burnet Joined Digital Equipment Corporation 1967 Managing Director 1975 – Managed DECUS for 20 years Bill Thorne - Secretary ’92-’95 + many others… (SIG, LUG, Leadership etc).

6 © Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. 6 Decus - Encompass We have survived MUCH change… Decus − Symposium − Active LUGs & SIGs across Australia − Engineering Contacts − Paid Staff, Permanent Office, Library, Media Conversion Encompass − Our user-base moves to Contracting, Outsourcing, Consultancy − Vendor Consolidation (the BUNCH club) − Vendor product divesting (Databases, Applications, Networks, Storage etc)

7 © Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. 7 Encompass Australia inc. Since we started, way back in 1961… We now have a vastly different membership base (Contractors, Management, & Retirees) We have survived two Vendor changes We now sit in a different [Multi-Vendor] Customer situation The WWW has had a huge impact on how people access information cf OZTUG – grew into a specialised body, membership of which is almost essential for any professional in the NonStop space.

8 © Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. 8 Encompass Australia inc. We are still active ! − VMS sig − Board meetings − Connect − Regional Pacific partners (NZ, Hong Kong)

9 © Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. 9 Breaking news ! is now a chapter of…

10 © Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. 10 Future Encompass Australia inc. Encompass Australia inc, a Chapter of Connect Worldwide Incorporated. Leverage off Connect’s 100,000+ members worldwide, 35+ chapters Forge closer HP Australia ties Restart local activities Host mini versions of overseas activities

11 © Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. 11 Interactive Forum Encompass Australia inc. What do you want from your usergroup ? Q&A Questionnaire Online Questionnaire The future lies in YOUR hands !

12 © Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. 12 Encompass Australia inc. Contacts

13 © Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Thank you


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