Match Computer Corporation, a Plymouth, Massachusetts reseller of refurbished equipment for legacy DEC equipment, is the first company to sign up as sponsor for the Association’s 2003 Sponsorship Program.  One of Match Computer’s primary goals is to become the “category gorilla” in the refurbished systems marketplace.  The company brings potential value to our members because:

  • MATCH is a Compaq Authorized Partner for hardware and services.
  • MATCH has a multi-million dollar inventory with many refurbished systems, memory, storage, workstations, peripherals and excess new equipment purchased directly from Compaq.
  • MATCH is a Compaq GoldKey Business Partner, enabling customers to purchase a Compaq Maintenance Contract with each sale.
  • MATCH brings a decade of experience to service your IT needs.

For more info about Match Computer, visit their Web site at:
You can also check out the members’ specials from Match Computer in our Sponsorship Program section that’s dedicated to our sponsors.

Message from the Chairman & CEO of HP

Carleton S. Fiorina
Chairman & CEO
Hewlett-Packard Company
3000 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304


To HP User Group Leaders and Members

From Carly Fiorina

Subject Memo of Appreciation

Date January 24, 2003

From the day we announced our plans to merge HP and Compaq we had one overarching objective – to build a company that could create greater value for our customers. And no company in the information technology industry has more customers than HP – more than 20,000 commercial and enterprise accounts, hundreds of thousands of small and medium businesses and tens of millions of consumers in more than 160 countries.

Understanding the needs of these customers is a huge undertaking, but that task is made easier by the active involvement of the HP user communities around the world. For as long as 40 years, you and your members have provided us with essential feedback on what we do well and where we need to improve, on technology challenges and directions as well as industry trends. You are in the IT trenches, using HP products and services every day to address your most important information technology needs, and you have made a commitment to work with HP and your fellow users to share your expertise, experiences and insight.

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you on behalf of the HP team. During the past few months, we have had the opportunity to meet with many of you at HP World, the HP Enterprise Technical Symposium and ITUG Summit. We understand how important these relationships are and the contributions you make to HP and your members through your commitment to communication and advocacy. Whether your heritage is with Digital or Tandem, Compaq or HP, you are a valued member of the extended HP family.

Based on my experiences with HP user groups, I believe we share a common purpose: to drive business and customer success through the application of innovative technology. After all, technology is not an end in itself; it is a means to an end. By working closely with our technical community, we can make sure that our products, services and solutions deliver the best return on information technology for our business customers.

As members of HP user groups, you are not only customers. You are also partners as well as advocates for HP and your companies. We appreciate your support and the commitment you’ve made to build an even stronger partnership. We share that commitment, and we look forward to working with you in the months and years to come.


Carly Fiorina

The success of the technical seminar can be attributed to the value of the information received by the attendees, the close working relationship between the Association and HP in the planning process, and the ongoing support of HP at all corporate levels.  HP sales and marketing staff participated in the initial planning process…(continued in Technical Seminars)

As part of the Association’s ongoing development, a membership recruitment initiative is now taking place where participants can be rewarded with prizes for referring new members. Go to our Membership Referral Program page to find out more about this exciting membership activity and the prizes you can receive for participating. 

Welcome to the Official Web Site of
the Canadian Association of Compaq Users

The Canadian Association of Compaq Users is a national association for users interested in Enterprise Computing with Compaq enterprise operating systems (NonStop Kernel, OpenVMS, TRU64 UNIX, Linux, and Windows) and Compaq enterprise computers (Himalaya, AlphaServer, and Proliant).  The Association was formed shortly after Compaq’s acquisition of Digital Equipment, from the amalgamation of the Canadian chapter of the “Digital Equipment Computer Users’ Society” (DECUS Canada) and the “Canadian Tandem Users’ Group” (CTUG). Both organizations remain as Special User Groups within the Association. You are welcomed to submit your feedback and comments about this Web site to