By Taimur Mirza (Snr. Director, Product Mgmt) on Jan 28, 2014
Back in 2007 I was looking to recruit for my organization – it was equally amusing and pleasant to find out that UPK had become a searchable key-word in many of the online job bulletin boards! As I have been with the UPK product since early 2000, it is a sense of accomplishment to see our product grow to have a thriving ecosystem with Partners, ISVs, and independent consultants. I wanted to start my first blog for 2014 thanking you all for contributing and sharing in our continued success.
Whether you are a Partner or an individual looking to grow your UPK business, consider checking out the UPK Specialization Program offered by the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). This program prepares and recognizes Partner organizations and Individuals that are proficient in selling, implementing and/or developing UPK solutions. As summarized on OPN, “Topics covered in this Specialization include: Introduction to the UPK Developer, Understanding the Developer in a Multi-User Environment, Managing the Library, Topic Editor, Installations (including Single User Developer, Multi-User Developer, Knowledge Center, Service Pack, and Installation Troubleshooting), Manual Database Creation and Maintenance Scripts, Overview of the Knowledge Center, Content Management, and Application Support.”
Many of our Partners are already taking advantage of this offering as specializations can provide significant differentiation in the marketplace and introduce a competitive edge by spotlighting strengths and special skills (not to mention the authorization to use the cool Oracle UPK Specialization logo)! As a matter of fact, it just came to my attention that IT Convergence, a Platinum Member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), recently became the latest member in our ecosystem to achieve the coveted Specialized status.
If you are a Partner or an Individual Consultant I look forward to hearing from you regarding how you differentiate your UPK business and what gives you the edge in endorsing your specialized skills.