Thursday Jan 30, 2014

REMINDER: Register to the Oracle Partner Community Forums

We are delighted to invite you to the 2014 editions of the Exadata, Exalogic & Manageability and of the Servers and Storage Partner Community Forums for EMEA partners, which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on 1-2 and 2-3 April 2014.

The amount and richness of experiences and skills that Oracle partners have developed around the above areas are a key asset for the partners, customers and for Oracle. Sharing that experience, customer cases and best-practices among partners constitutes the core of the forums.

Through presentations by Oracle solutions experts you will learn the latest on the different solution areas and the best way to go to market together. One-on-one sessions with Oracle executives can help to boost the relationship between your company and the Oracle organisation at local level and facilitate increased sales engagement.

You can review the detailed agendas for both forums below:

Both forums will be held at the same hotel in the beautiful city of Prague, so that partners interested in both areas can attend the two events and minimizing their travel costs.

Register Now!

Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Forum

Register Now!

Servers and Storage Forum

Oracle Partner Community Forums

Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability
Date: 1-2 April 2014,

Servers and Storage
Date: 2-3 April 2014,

Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

Thank you in advance for inviting your Oracle partners. Please feel free to share the event information in your newsletters and event calendars by using Oracle partner invitation.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in these Community Forums. Reserve your place and register before 28th February 2014. (There is no registration fee for Oracle partners).


Register for this Partner Community Forum today!
To Register for Exadata, Exalogic and Manageability Forum
To Register for Servers and Storage Forum

Please visit the Logistics tab of the registration page to see travel details and how to book your hotel room on preferred rates.

Make sure, you book your hotel room by latest 28th February 2014. Oracle cannot guarantee prices and room availability after this date.

Friday Jan 24, 2014

eSTEP Newsletter for January 2014 Now Available

You can find the Newsletter for January on our portal under eSTEP News ---> Latest Newsletter. You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to get access. Link to the portal is shown below.


Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the
Events, Download and Links tab

You can preview the content here.

Tuesday Jan 21, 2014

eSTEP TechCast - February 2014 Oracle Database Appliance Manager - Version 2.8

We are pleased to announce our next eSTEP TechCast on Thursday 6th of  February and would be happy if you could join. Please see below the details for the next TechCast.

Date and time:
Thursday, 06. February 2014, 11:00 - 12:00 GMT (12:00 - 13:00 CET; 15:00 - 16:00 GST)

Title: Oracle Database Appliance Manager - Version 2.8

Simple. Reliable. Affordable.
The Oracle Database Appliance is a complete package of software, server, storage, and networking that's engineered for simplicity.
In this webinar we will talk about the new features the Oracle Database Appliance Manager introduced with the 2.8 release. The shared repository for virtual guests, VLAN support and improved hardware monitoring will be covered along with the hardware specs of the new X4-2 servers.
The webinar will conclude with some best practices for the handling of virtual guest on the Oracle Database Appliance.

For details on how to join, click here

Monday Jan 20, 2014

NEW Marketing Kit on Oracle ZS3

The Oracle ZS3 Storage Appliance is designed to run applications faster and more efficiently, increase business and IT productivity, save valuable resources and reduce risk – lowering total cost of ownership. Furthermore, co-development with Oracle Database maximizes your return on Oracle software investment. Use that partner kit for your Storage and Database campaigns as well as for any Storage and Software refresh activity.

Oracle Database Performance And Tuning Sales And Presales Assessments Are Ready To Be Accessed!

Want to learn more about Oracle Database? Oracle Database Performance and Tuning has two new assessments available for enrollment. Take advantage and become a specialist in Sales and Pre-sales fields!

Get Prepared For 2014 Exams! Oracle Database 12c Is Now In Beta!

Access our OPN training repository to get prepared for the exams you want to become certified with. Oracle Database 12c Essentials exam is now in beta and you can take advantage of it.

eSTEP TechCast - January 2014 Material available

Thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on "High Availability vs. Disaster Recovery"

The materials (presentation, replay) from the TechCast are now available for all of you via our
eSTEP portal.  You will need to provide your email address and the pin below to access the downloads. Link to the portal is shown below.


The material can be found under tab
eSTEP TechCast

Feel free to explore also the other delivered TechCasts and more useful information under the
Download and Links tab.

Monday Jan 13, 2014

Oracle Smart Combos for Partners in EMEA - Unleash the Value of Oracle on Oracle

To broaden your opportunities to sell Oracle on Oracle solutions, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Oracle 'Smart Combos' for Partners in EMEA.

Five Smart Combos are available today for you to take to your customers, each including a full set of sales material and value propositions.

Above all, by leveraging these Smart Combos, you will also benefit from additional rebate opportunities out of the OPN Incentive Program.

To learn more about how you can benefit from the Oracle Smart Combos, we invite you and your partners to join our launch webcast on Wednesday, 15th January 2014 at 9:30 am UK / 10:30 am CET.

 Invite your Partners to join!

See details here

Modern Selling The Social Way: Pilot Episode Now Available!

Did you know that 78% of sales reps who use social media outsell their peers? If you’d like to expand your reach and close more business, faster, check out the Modern Selling the Social Way program. This series, presented by Oracle Sales Academy, is designed as prescriptive training that allows you to execute new social selling techniques immediately. The pilot episode is now available. Visit the webpage for more information and a full schedule. Enroll here.

Partner Enablement Update: The Latest News For January

This issue covers a broad range of resources and updates designed for the partner ecosystem. Share these headlines with your partners:

· New Assessments for Oracle Database
· New Assessments and Guided Learning Paths for Oracle Optimized Solution for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure
· Updated Resell Criteria for Primavera

Partner Webcast: Oracle Engineered Systems & Partner Sservice Opportunities – Jan 16, 10:00AM CET

The old way to buy servers, storage and networking equipment in different cycles has reached its end. Today, we see a trend towards buying integrated systems that are tested, certified, sold and deployed as a single unit. More information on this can be found here; and registration can be completed here.

Thursday Jan 09, 2014

'In Touch' Webcast for your Partners (27th January 2014) Shining the Spotlight on Oracle on Oracle

Don’t miss the next 'In Touch' webcast and add it to your Calendar today! Click here for the invitation letter and details of the webcast




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