Kristi Browder wants her user group to become your user group. Like many HP 3000 customers, the president of Encompass board of directors has been an enterprise computing user since the mid-1980s, starting with Digital’s PDP/11 systems. This year her group of 10,000 members wants to attract former members of Interex, rolling out a first-year-free offer and other discounts for members of the other HP user group.
Have a look at our Q&A interview with Browder, one we conducted while Encompass was helping HP mount the first HP Technology Forum this fall. User groups still have a role to play in the life of the HP 3000, especially if they're willing to assume advocacy duties with an understanding of collaboration.