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Jun 2 2010   2:12PM GMT

New website next in line of OAUG changes

Shayna Garlick Shayna Garlick Profile: Shayna Garlick

One of the largest Oracle user groups — and co-hosts of the recent Collaborate conference – has now unveiled a new website featuring a more user-friendly navigation and design.

The Oracle Applications User Group’s new website, which includes bold graphics and a slide reel of the latest OAUG news and events, is just one of the group’s big changes this year. In April, the OAUG announced experienced business process manager Dave Ferguson as its new president for 2010.

In a press release today, Ferguson called the new OAUG site “a more accurate reflection of our ability to keep up with the constantly changing online landscape.”

“Our priority throughout the entire redesign process was, as it has always been, to better serve our loyal Oracle Applications users and to create a helpful environment in which our online visitors, returning and new, can easily find what they are looking for,” he said in a statement.

Some users have already taken early note of the new site design. In an OAUG forum last week, Mohan Dutt wrote that he was pleasantly surprised to see the OAUG website’s new look.

“I like the cool feature of drop down links appearing as the cursor is placed on the blue ribbon at the top,” he wrote. “Fewer clicks will be needed to navigate to the page of my choice.”

If you’re an OAUG member (or even if you’re not) what do you think of the new site design? Do changes like these make a significant difference in how you interact with a user group?

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