Monday Sep 22, 2014

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 - maximizing your week - Cloud, Enterprise Manager

As an Oracle OpenWorld attendee for over 15 years, I usually find myself busy wrapping up projects before I arrive to the event. Sound familiar? read on.

Then after I arrive, the week goes by so quickly and on the last day of the event, I find there were activities I could have taken advantage if I had known about them. It wasn't that they weren't published somewhere, but found later buried in an email communication, mentioned in a session, or saw how good they were via social media after they had happened. So this Blog is way to help me keep track for myself, but also share with Oracle Partners with similiar interests. I just hope you are not ready this Blog as you're returning back home after another OpenWorld.

To get the most out of your short time at Oracle OpenWorld Oracle Partners here are some tips to wrap up this week before you arrive onsite

1.  Your company profile on is up to date including all of the OPN SPecializations achieved. Myself and other WW A&C team members refer customers and others to it and find it suprising when a profile is brought up many that just have the default profile.

2.  You and team members are already subscribed to the Enterprise Manager Knowledge Zone  and or the Cloud Builder   Knowledge Zone  And this year there is a short session on this in the OPN Lounge on Wed Oct 1 where all the secrets will be shared register for one of the limited seats

3. Are familiar with the associated online OPN Competency Center materials / encouraged your peers to take their roles whether Sales or Presales. And this year is a new look where if you review you may even be eligible to win a prize  Remember there are now 3 roles, not just one so be sure you share these with your peers who have that role in your organization. Its surprising that when I speak especially with partners in their booths, how many of them were not aware of this free training thats been available just for them like:

Oracle Database Performance and Tuning Sales Specialist

Oracle Database and Tuning Presales Specialist

Oracle Database and Tuning Implementation Specialist

Oracle Enterprise Manager Sales Specialist

Oracle Enterprise Manager Presales Specialist

Oracle Enterprise Manager Implementation Specialist

Oracle Cloud Builder Sales Specialist

Oracle Cloud Builder Presales Specialist

Oracle Cloud Builder Implementation Specialist

3. And that you and your team members are “badged” to your company so that it appears in your reporting

And if yourself or another person at your company is attending OpenWorld and have any further questions about any of these OPN Specializations, just let me know and I would welcome meeting you onsite at the OPN Lounge.

Thursday Jun 21, 2012

Oracle E-Business Suite Partners Get Plugged In - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c


Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in, an integral part of Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite, is Generally Available. More information may be found in note 1434392.1 on MyOracle Support. Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in can be accessed a few ways:

Fresh install



Please refer to the Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Guide for further details.

If you are a partner and have not yet joined the Oracle PartnerNetwork Enterprise Manager KnowledgeZone, be sure and sign up today to learn more about Oracle Application Management and how it can aid your customers and business.

Wednesday Jun 20, 2012

Partners - Steer Clear of the Unknown with Oracle Enterprise Manager12c and Plug-in Extensibility

Imagine if you just purchased a new car and as you entered the vehicle to drive it home and you found there was no steering wheel.

And upon asking the dealer you were told that it was an option and you had a choice now or later of a variety of aftermarket steering wheels that fit a wide variety of automobiles.

If you expected the car to already have a steering wheel designed to manage your transportation solution, you might wonder why someone would offer an application solution where its management is not offered as an option or come as part of the solution...

Using management designed to support the underlying technology and that can provide management and support  for your own Oracle technology based solution can benefit your business  a variety of ways: increased customer satisfaction, reduction of support calls, margin and revenue growth. Sometimes when something is not included or recommended , customers take their own path which may not be optimal when using your solution and has later impact on the customers satisfaction or worse a negative impact on their business.

As an Oracle Partner, you can reduce your research, certification, and time to market by selecting and offering management designed, developed, and supported for Oracle product technology by Oracle with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. For partners with solution specific management needs or seeking to differentiate themselves in the market, Enterprise Manager 12c is extensible and provides partners the opportunity to create their own plug-ins as well as a validation program for them.

Today a number of examples by partners are available and more on the way from such partners as NetApp for NetApp storage and Blue Medora for VMware vSphere. To review and consider further for applicability to your solution, visit  the Oracle PartnerNetwork KnowledgeZone for Enterprise Manager under the Develop Tab

Thursday Feb 02, 2012

Partner invitation: Oracle Manageability Partner Community Forum

Partners ,

are you in EMEA or have staff in EMEA, checkout and further consider attendance at the Oracle Manageability Partner Community Forum, March 2012. For more details and signup visit

Monday Jan 23, 2012

Videos on Oracle Enterprise Manager Best Practices for Specialized Partners

Just posted on the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) and available to Specialized partners in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Knowledge Zone, new videos on Oracle Enterprise Manager best practices.

In Part 1 of the 2 part video series, Oracle Management subject matter expert (SME) Pat Combs of Oracle discusses:

· Five top recommended Oracle Enterprise Manager 12 Cloud Control capabilities/opportunities for partners

· The top question partners have on Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

· Which Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c installation method do partners select: "Fresh Install" or "Migrate"

· What partners should not overlook when deploying Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

· More resources for partners

In Part 2 of the 2 part video series, SME Pat Combs of Oracle discusses:

· What is a best practice review for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

· Benefits and opportunities of a best practice review for partners and customers

· Examples of how partners can provide best practice reviews

· Some additional Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c resources for Specialized partners

Thursday Jan 12, 2012

Partner invitation: attend the Enterprise Management Online Forum: Gain Control of Enterprise Clouds

Partners, Don't Miss Your Chance to Take Advantage and Fast-Track Business to the Cloud  - Wednesday, January 25, 2012

No travel needed, attend this online event to learn more. Business and IT experts will be on hand to answer your questions and outline the different phases of the cloud lifecycle—from justification and planning to implementation, user adoption, and ongoing management. Learn about the challenges associated with each phase and how Oracle’s cloud management solution keeps you manage cloud services whether they are your own or your customers.

In the IT Management/Architect track learn how to:

  • Create business plans, cost models, and organizational alignment
  • Define key criteria for managing clouds from a business-driven perspective

In the DBA/Developer track to receive guidance on how to:

  • Set up the cloud faster and avoid operational pitfalls
  • Reduce complexity and costs through an integrated approach to cloud management

Register now for this complimentary and interactive event.

Wednesday Jan 04, 2012

Have you taken the survey? - For Oracle Partners interested in Manageability

Oracle Partners,

Whether your company has already specialized on Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM), you’re an EM specialist or have considered EM product and technology applicability to your business, a short survey has been posted to help capture your needs.

We welcome hearing from you on what enhancements or new EM Specializations could help you further expand your existing solutions, services, or enable you to enable new business. Follow this link and log in to take the short 5 question survey and get your needs captured today.

Thank You!

The Oracle Partner and Oracle Enterprise Management Team

Monday Dec 19, 2011

New Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Quick Reference Posted for Specialized Partners

As we come to the end of the 2011 calendar year, thank you again to all the Partners who were able to participate at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 in San Francisco as well as in Sao Paulo Brazil. With so many announcements to digest, as well as daily business to conduct, possibly some of you may have not had the time to further dive into Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control.

Understanding Partners are very busy and always on the go, the team has summarized essential Enterprise Manager 12c resources into a handy downloadable quick reference guide. The Enterprise Manager 12c Quick Reference for Partners contains sources to information on Enterprise Manager 12c including: the strategy, road map, installation, upgrade, migration, best practices, documentation, free training tutorials and more. Specialized partners can locate and access the Enterprise Manager 12c Quick Reference on the Oracle Partner Network within the Enterprise Manager Knowledge Zone .

If you haven't joined the Enterprise Manager Knowledge Zone yet, signup is easy. Furthermore, by taking one of the guided learning paths for Enterprise Manager, you can become recognized as a Specialist yourself improving your own credentials


Oracle Partnering Specialization opportunity, observations, and activities. A perspective by an employee who was once a partner, served on the Board of Directors and active volunteer in the Oracle user group community. at @lemmes


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