Wednesday Mar 25, 2015

One week to go for the next Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast: Real opportunities for real growth. Register Now!

Dear Partners,

OPN PartnerCastAs you may have seen, our next Oracle ‘In Touch’ is approaching fast, taking place on Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 10:30am UK/11:30am CET. If you are still to register, please do click the link below.

This latest edition of Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast in FY15, ‘Real opportunities for Real Growth’, has plently of exciting topics coming up! David Callaghan, Senior Vice President EMEA Alliances and Channels, will be joined by newly appointed Jean-Marc Gottero who has taken on his role as Vice President for Cloud, Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels only a week ago. Also Linda Mihalic, Senior Director, Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels Systems Sales Leader, will be joining the studio team as they review the launch of the X5 generation of the Engineered Systems and Oracle Database Appliances.

We’re pleased to announce that Patrick Fenton, Partner, KPMG, will share his view on how to prosper from a partner relationship with Oracle during this cast. Plus, Paul Thompson, Commercial Senior Director, Oracle EMEA Alliances AND Channels will join the discussion via video chat to share his expert knowledge on the commercial gains to be had surrounding the Cloud proposition.

We have lots going on! Join us to hear about latest developments from within Oracle with you! You can also share your opinion during the cast through our live polling system.

YOU CAN NOW REGISTER FOR THE CAST HERE!

 

Register Now

To add this event to your calendar please click here.

We would love to hear from you! Send us an email at emea-intouch_WW@oracle.com or share the news via twitter using the hashtags #OracleInTouch #OPN.

To find out more information and to watch previous episodes on-demand, please visit our webpage here.

Best regards,
Oracle PartnerNetwork

Wednesday Mar 11, 2015

Have you registered yet for the next Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast: Real opportunities for real growth?

Dear Partners,

You might have seen that our next Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast is coming up on Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 10:30am UK/ 11:30 CET. If you have not already registered and would like further information on the cast, then follow the link below.

This last edition of Oracle 'In Touch' webcast in FY15 is not to be missed as the studio team will reveal latest news from within Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels. It is all about 'Real Opportunities for Real Growth'!  David Callaghan, Senior Vice President Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, and his studio guests, which include Linda Mihalic, Senior Director Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels Systems Sales Leader, will look at the launch of the X5 generation of our Engineered Systems, Oracle Database Appliances and will review customer case studies about what others are doing around Cloud.

If you haven't already, you can get in touch with us on Twitter using the hashtags #OracleInTouch #OPN or email emea-intouch_WW@oracle.com. Your comments and questions could be featured in the next PartnerCast!

Stay tuned for further updates, and we really hope you can join us!

You can now Register for the cast here:

To add this event to your Calendar, please click here.

To find out more information and to watch previous episodes on-demand, please visit our webpage here.

Best regards,
Oracle PartnerNetwork

Wednesday Mar 04, 2015

Your Invitation to Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast: Real opportunities for real growth

Dear Partners,

It is a pleasure to announce that we have a new edition of Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast coming up, broadcast on Wednesday 1st April 2015 from 10:30am UK / 11:30 CET. We would be delighted if you could tune in and join our discussion around real opportunities for real growth.

This webcast promises to reveal latest news from within Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels as David Callaghan, Senior Vice President Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, and his studio guests look towards ending FY15 on a high! The studio team will review the launch of the X5 generation of our Engineered Systems and will debate customer case studies about what others are doing around Cloud.

With many more exciting topics lined up and studio experts that are yet to be announced, we really hope you can join David!

If you have seen our previous edition of Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast, you will already be familiar with our exciting live polling tool. We encourage interaction and value your opinion, which you can now share with us live during the cast.

You can now Register for the cast here:

To add this event to your Calendar, please click here.

We would love to hear from you! Connect with us on Twitter using the hashtags #OracleInTouch #OPN and share your comments. You can also send us your burning questions and feedback by emailing emea-intouch_WW@oracle.com.

To find out more information and to watch previous episodes on-demand, please visit our webpage here.

Best regards,
Oracle PartnerNetwork

Thursday Feb 05, 2015

Webcast Invitation: The Next-Generation of Oracle Engineered Systems: New Markets, New Opportunities for Oracle EMEA Partners on Tuesday, 10th February, 2015 at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET

Dear Oracle Valued Partner,

I am pleased to invite you to a live webcast on "the Next-Generation of Oracle Engineered Systems: New Markets, New Opportunities" on Tuesday, 10th February, 2015 at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET exclusively for our Partners in EMEA.

On January 21st Larry Ellison announced the next generation of Oracle Engineered Systems as the cornerstone of the Oracle strategy for reducing customer costs and increasing value. The announcement included the sixth-generation Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5 with virtualization capabilities, Oracle's new Virtual Compute Appliance X5, and Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System. This new generation of Engineered Systems not only delivers the highest performance in the industry but it also comes at the lowest purchase price for the data center core infrastructure, enabling Oracle partners to focus on delivering high-value services to help customers transform their businesses.

In this webcast, dedicated to Oracle Partners in EMEA, you will learn how the combination of highest performance and lowest cost expands the market for Oracle partners, providing the right entry-level point for mid-market customers and empowering ourpartners to compete in an extended market as it had never been possible before.

Register now and learn about the new markets and business opportunities that the Next-Generation of Oracle Engineered Systems is opening for you.

You can now register for the webcast here:


I look forward to your participation.

Best regards,

Alistair Hopkins
Vice President, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels
Sales & Strategy, Technology Solutions


Oracle Speakers

Alistair Hopkins

Alistair Hopkins
Vice President, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels Sales & Strategy, Technology Solutions

John Abel

John Abel
Senior Director, Business Development, Oracle EMEA Engineered Systems

Giuseppe Facchetti

Giuseppe Facchetti
Director, Engineered Systems Channel Sales Programs, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels

Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Save the Date for the Oracle Storage Community Forum at Oracle OpenWorld

Dear Partners,

Come and meet Oracle's Top Storage Executives, Architects and Fellow Customers & Partners at the Oracle Storage Community Forum at Oracle OpenWorld on October 1, 2014.

This special event will feature interactive sessions on Oracle's Application Engineered Storage strategy, product directions, and real-world customer implementations. Discover the possibilities, as only Oracle can co-engineer hardware with Oracle Database and applications to deliver extreme performance, dynamic automation, management efficiency and cost savings.

Storage Forum at Oracle OpenWorld 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Forum
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Reception

Venue:
Metreon – City View
135 Fourth Street, Suite 4000,
San Francisco, CA 94103

For more details and to register, please click here.

Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

EMEA A&C News from Oracle OpenWorld: Another busy day in San Francisco!

Oracle OpenWorldThe America's Cup race is still going, we expect a big day tomorrow for the finale.

We heard strong announcements on Cloud: Thomas Kurian presented new UI and functionalities in Oracle Sales Cloud and HCM (watch the highlights). Great looks & feel, intuitive and links to other enterprise systems. He also introduced the Oracle Cloud marketplace, where 3rd party apps can be accessed in Oracle Cloud environment. Expect to hear more on this in the coming days / weeks.

A full stream colleagues at the Leader Circle and OPN Exchange General sessions, including 2 EMEA Partner community sessions focusing on Engineered Systems & Manageability and Hardware.

We are looking forward to the many country receptions this evening during which all of our partners from EMEA will meet, network among compatriots and have fun. The UK team will enjoy the sunset in Sausalito.

Lastly, we are looking forward to an exclusive EMEA Partner Advisory Board tomorrow!

Thursday Feb 07, 2013

In Touch (February 2013): David Callaghan's Review

In Touch

Welcome to In Touch

In my role as leading the Alliances & Channels organisation for Oracle in EMEA I am keen that we take every opportunity to share our experiences, be clear about our direction and build mutual success from which our customers may benefit.

This brand new In Touch quarterly newsletter accompanies the last In Touch PartnerCast (aired on Friday 11th January), and contains the latest key focus areas and regional highlights from Oracle EMEA to ensure that we make the most of our partnership and generate increased growth and positive impact in the market.

Now that 2013 is well underway it’s a good time to not only focus on the new initiatives and opportunities that are being created but also to reflect on our joint successes and best practice. For example, the Europe South region performed very well recently, and in this edition you’ll learn their tips for success.

As I review our recent performance, my top ‘take-aways’ are:

  • The 'Apps to Disk' momentum is getting stronger, let’s keep it going!
  • Engineered Systems have become a clear channel success story.
  • Sparc systems are flourishing with T4 being the fastest growing Sparc product ever.
  • OMM adoption is up by 170% this year, thank you! The more you use OMM, the more your reach with Oracle increases.
  • Partners are truly at the centre of Oracle’s growth strategy, and with so many opportunities in the EMEA market, now is the time to capitalise!

Finally, Cloud is an extremely high interest area for our customers and a priority growth area for Oracle, and our Cloud Partner Program helps you engage in a way appropriate for your business. I strongly encourage you to get involved and be an active partner in the rapidly evolving Cloud business.

I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your exceptional contribution, your innovation, and for your commitment to delivering high customer value through Oracle-based solutions and services.

David Callaghan
David Callaghan
Senior Vice President, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels

PS. Don’t forget you can tweet #DCpickme, browse for more In Touch news or send your questions into emea-intouch_ww@oracle.com.

In Touch (February 2013): Secrets of Success in Europe South

Johan Doruiter
Johan Doruiter

Oracle SVP Technology Southern Europe
Eric Fontaine
Eric Fontaine

Head of Oracle Alliances & Channels in Europe South

What does the Oracle Europe South region do to perform so well with their partners? David Callaghan caught up with Johan Doruiter, Oracle Senior Vice President Technology Southern Europe and Eric Fontaine, Head of Oracle Alliances & Channels in Europe South to find out.

David Callaghan David: Eric, the partner business in Europe South is performing very well so far this year. In which specific countries and solutions areas did you see the major growth?
Eric Fontaine Eric: I’m happy to say that all countries performed consistently well. The hardware business felt the impact first and this has 100% supported our objective to drive ‘Apps to Disk’.
David Callaghan David: What specific factors helped you to achieve this impact?
Eric Fontaine

Eric: It’s mainly due to the new simplified Oracle Alliances & Channels model, which generated good results in all areas, and has really increased our footprint and our presence in the partners.

On top of that, we leveraged all the European resources available, and we focused all our activities on four key cross-LoB priorities:  Engineered systems, Cloud-Application, Hosting, and Transformation deals.

In Engineered systems we really saw the benefits of our investment, with more than 65% of our Engineered systems being now sold by our partners, who are truly part of our ‘One Red Team’. Plus, we’ve now doubled the number of boxes sold with the partners.

David Callaghan David: Johan, what’s your take on this? What do you attribute this accomplishment to, particularly in Engineered Systems, bearing in mind the regional context?
Johan Doruiter

Johan: Partners were absolutely instrumental in the success of Engineered systems in our region.

The results are, thanks to the time we spent right from the start, evangelising the benefits of Engineered systems with specially selected partners.

In terms of the economic context and the challenges faced by partners, there’s a simple answer: Oracle and its partners are there to make it happen! You have to go after the right industries, where customers are willing to invest in innovation and are looking to cut their costs.
David Callaghan David: Eric, can you explain how the strategic partners are impacting the success of Exadata?
Eric Fontaine

Eric: It’s quite simple - we focus on transformational deals and large hosting deals with the large alliances, and a coverage model with the channel partners.

Last quarter we saw good traction with transformation deals and success with some very high profile business. The strategic integrators add huge value through their vertical knowledge and by providing complete solutions, from Apps, to BI, to Exalytics to Hardware.  For instance, I can mention a large tax project in the Netherlands and a large manufacturing customer who launched a new BI project.

Hosting is very strong in Europe South. Due to the tough economy, a lot of companies are working with partners to update their IT environment and it’s a unique opportunity for us to introduce our technology and to reduce the cost of ownership by an integrated approach.

With the channel partners it’s all about coverage. With their wide knowledge of the broad market, we’re engaging them to cover this marketplace, and incentivising them with the Open Market Model (OMM)* rebate program.

David Callaghan David: Johan, what do you see as the growth areas in the market for Oracle partners?
Johan Doruiter

Johan: Oracle’s full stack is definitely where partners should base their growth plans, either in the whole stack or in parts of it. Analysis demonstrates that selling across the Oracle stack increases the chance to win a project.

Oracle Red Stack
  • Win rate with 1 layer – 33%

  • Win rate with 2 layers – 41%

  • Win rate with 3 layers – 50%

  • Win rate with 4 layers – 69%


Based on Oracle FY12 results

Cloud is a huge opportunity, so partners should also invest in combining our Engineered systems with their Cloud approach. Oracle has made a lot of announcements around Cloud aiming to provide value in public and private clouds, as well specific partner cloud programs tailored to their business. Eric has launched a Europe South Cloud Task Force which will help us to engage with partners in the Cloud application business. We’ll see a strong impact in the coming quarters.

In addition, now that the Oracle Alliances & Channels organisation is streamlined, partners have a great opportunity to cross-sell across the product suite. It’s low hanging fruit where partners can grow revenue straight away. Database Options are an obvious further growth area, enabling partners to upsell and differentiate themselves from the competition.

David Callaghan David: Eric, what is your strategy to capitalize on these opportunities?
Eric Fontaine

Eric: We’ve invested to help partners in each country get specialized and develop their proof of concept, so we can demonstrate the value of our portfolio customer by customer. It already generated a lot of business and now we need to leverage this.

We’ve created an engagement plan for marketing, lead generation, and enablement with selected Cloud application partners, which will deploy this month, and you will see Oracle very present in the cloud arena, with significant growth.

We’ll then work with a joint approach with the Oracle field to support these partners to make the most out of this opportunity.

Overall, our approach is to work with selected partners who have trust in Oracle, engage with our strategy and are willing to invest in us.

Finally I’d stress that the OMM* program will also help partners capitalise on the opportunities in the market. By referring or registering their deals they can benefit from increased margin from Oracle. Every partner should use it!

David Callaghan David: Johan, as a final thought from you, what message, above all, would you like to see Oracle partners embracing for the rest of this FY13?
Johan Doruiter Johan: I'd be delighted if partners continue in the same way they are now. Partners are really important to us, and they are why we had so much success in Europe South. It’s all based on trust, so if they leverage on the success they have achieved by continuing to invest into Oracle and offering great solutions to customers, we’ll repay that trust by investing in them.

* The Open Market Model is Oracle’s referral and rebate program for partners. OMM policies can be found here (PDF).

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