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Be exhaustive and Eloquent in show choices

Even as I research the world of the enterprise Mac and OS X today, I recognize that's further afield than many HP 3000 sites are willing to migrate. There's good choices for conferences much closer at hand, in the sense that they are nearer to what you know. One show even features the closest solution to IMAGE, the one tool you will miss the most in Life After the HP 3000.

Eloquence is hosting its 2008 conference for the IMAGE workalike database, with a special focus on the TurboIMAGE user, next month on Feb. 22. A discount rate for a hotel convenient to the Ratingen, Germany show venue expires on January 21. Marxmeier AG, creators and suppliers of Eloquence, call their meeting the Eloquence TurboIMAGE Conference.

This technical conference is a forum for customers and partners with a special interest in the Eloquence TurboIMAGE compatibility functionality. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about recent developments for Eloquence and the Eloquence TurboIMAGE option. Meet the Marxmeier Software AG R&D team, obtain the latest information on new releases and features, discuss your experiences, share thoughts and network with peers.

View an agenda online at the Marxmeier site, and register there. Enjoy a Feb. 21 pre-conference dinner, much like the productive one at last fall's e3000 Community Meet.

HP's opened up the registration for its Software Universe in June, too:

Register now for HP Software Universe. It’s the Venetian in Vegas again this year

Optimizing the business outcome of your IT efforts is what HP Software Universe is all about. We’ve got even more solutions this year to help you contribute to your company’s success, so join us at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas on June 17-19, 2008.

HP specialists, industry experts and IT professionals from HP customer firms will present more than 150 track sessions that span IT concerns from business and IT alignment to application quality management to service management to data center transformation. It’s your chance to learn how to get more out of the solutions you have—and explore possibilities you haven’t considered yet.

Now the Universe costs $1,395 at the moment, and will be more expensive before long. But hey, it's the Universe we're talking about. I hope to be talking about it on my June trip to the desert.