Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

Cloud Odyssey Opportunity - Partners, what is your story?

By now, many have seen advertisements for the Cloud Odyssey Event  Just last week I was provided a “Sneak Preview” that compelled me to blog, similar to a movie critic.

I myself wondered what to expect, how it might be applicable to what I do but more importantly how it might also be applicable for Partners.  Well, as I watch the chapters of the story unfold in the movie, I soon found myself bonding with the crew of the Stratus remembering the days that I was a DBA working with other individual contributors to overcome obstacles and tasks that seem insurmountable at the time. And it seemed almost like the writers of the movie had heard about them and wrote the movie script around those experiences.

I soon found myself involved in the story, identifying with Cyrus , and ultimately being well entertained. After watching the movie, it had me wondering about the heroic journeys and efforts our Partners have had that they could further share. So it already seems that could be a sequel, new series, or spin-off….  So Partners what is your Cloud Odyssey Story?

  • Possibly the journey and obstacles you helped a customer overcome using Oracle Technology?
  • Maybe the combination of people, technology & skills to deliver a solution after Sales already sold it to a customer?  
  • Or it is a tale about a new plot or hero that you have that is just starting to unfold …

So if you are an Oracle Partner getting underway or served already on many Cloud Building missions, the Oracle PartnerNetwork Team would like to hear your story so we can share your success with others. If you don’t, how would you be discovered and possibly be offered a starring role in your own movie…

And as a critics rating, I give the movie 5 stars because I was entertained and the movie had me already wanting to know where the crew is going next.

Monday Feb 17, 2014

Partners Learn to Earn – Oracle Database Performance and Tuning Essentials 2015

Are you an Oracle Partner that has been utilizing the Oracle Database for some time as part of your own solution or services offering? If you are, then there is an updated Oracle PartnerNetwork specialization exam version you probably want to have your staff take a look at. Why? because it might just help you expand deals, increase margin, and/or grow your customers satisfaction on what you are already doing today and with really little investment or effort.

  • Beta just started on the latest OPN Oracle Database Performance and Tuning Specialization update, so if you register soon you might be eligible to take the exam FREE of charge or at a significantly reduced rate. And after a Beta exam goes into production and achievement of a passing score, your staff could be one of the first OPN Partners recognized as having the latest credentials.

Are you thinking that’s nice information, but you’re not quite ready or it’s not something actionable for your own role?

  • For those that don’t think they are ready to take the exam this week, we’ve posted a Study Guide
  • And for those thinking the subject matter is just for their technical team members, we’ve posted in the OPN Competency Center a Sales GLP or Presales GLP you can review online for no cost and achieve Sales or Presales credentials.

And as an Oracle Database Performance and Tuning Solution is an available and superior solution, why not get started now instead of letting someone else harvest and benefit from the relationships and opportunities you’ve been working so hard to build for so many years….

Saturday Sep 29, 2012

Where Was That Session Again??? - PartnerNetwork Exchange Room Maps

So as I was preparing my session schedule I was trying to visually picture where the Partner Exchange sessions at at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 were. So I've placed them in my blog as a handy resource once I was onsite. Possibly a few partners will also find them handy.

Sunday the PartnerExchange keynote is in Moscone North  Hall D

Afterwards you will find PartnerExchange tracks in Moscone South Hall.

And then on Monday through Thursday there are PartnerExchange session tracks at the Marriott Marquis.

Monday Sep 24, 2012

10 Tips for Partners - Oracle 2012 PartnerNetwork Exchange Planning

 

With the Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ Oracle OpenWorld 2013 just around the corner, here are 10 tips to aid partners in planning and preparation.

  1. Before you arrive, select the Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange Sessions you and your team will attend
  2. Signup for the Test Fest and the exams you and your team can take while attending
  3. Review the Subject Area Focus on Documents to help you zero in on the Oracle OpenWorld sessions to attend
  4. Use the handy floor plans to get familiar with what is where in the exposition hall this year before you arrive
  5. Sunday just after lunch at 1pm, attend the PartnerNetwork Exchange keynote , Moscone North, Hall D, followed by the session track kickoffs
  6. Sunday night , 7:30pm – 10:30 pm , checkout the OPN AfterDark Reception where you can meet and network with contacts from around the world
  7. On Sunday and Monday, be sure check in with the Social Media Rally Coordinator for maximum social media expertise and exposure
  8. On Monday through Wednesday, meet with Oracle Partner representatives at the Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge Moscone South, Exhibit Hall, Room 100
  9. Take and share your PartnerNetwork pictures during the week with OPN on Instagram
  10. Be prepared to share with roving OPN team member reporters, how you are leveraging your OPN Specializations to provide innovative solutions and services for the Cloud. You never know – it could aid in getting you exposure as a possible speaker for next year’s event.

Friday Jun 22, 2012

Partners - There's a Virtual Seat Awaiting You

That's right; no need to book travel, wait in airport lines or deal with expenses afterwards! Leave the luggage at home and just log on.

Attend the LIVE Oracle FY13 PartnerNetwork Kickoff June 26th/27th. from your own location. Why wait, it just takes a moment to register for your region:

  • NAS  - Tuesday, June 26 @ 8:30 am PT 
  • EMEA - Tuesday, June 26 @ 2:00 pm BST
  • LAD - Tuesday, June 26 @ 2:00pm EDT (Miami) / 3:00pm BRT (Sao Paulo)
  • Japan - Wednesday, June 27 @ 10:00 am JST
  • APAC - Wednesday, June 27 @ 8:30 am IST (Bangalore) / 11:00 am SGT (Singapore), 1:00 pm AEST (Sydney)

Your further invited to interact in the conversation and bring forth questions to the Oracle PartnerNetwork on Twitter

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

 

Upgrade

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 http://www.oracle.com/partners/goto/enterprisemanager

Tuesday Apr 17, 2012

Oracle Cloud Presentations at Collaborate 2012

Attending the Collaborate 2012 event, April 22-26th in Las Vegas, and interested in learning more about Oracle and Cloud Computing technology and solutions? Be sure and checkout these sessions below presented by Partner and Oracle subject matter experts while your onsite.

If you are an Oracle Partner and seeking to learn more Oracle Cloud Computing and OPN Specialization, Contact me  to set up a meeting and meet me onsite or after the event.

Session ID

Title

Presented By

Day

920

Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control: New Features and Best Practices

Dell, Oracle

Sun

9428

Production Oracle EBS, Oracle BI Analytic Apps & Vertex Tax Deployed @ Amazon Cloud

BizTech

Sun

10250

Clouds on the Horizon: What's the Best Oracle Fusion Strategy for Those Still 11i or R12.0

IT Convergence

Sun

10476

Oracle’s Cloud Computing Strategy

Oracle

Sun

103960

JD Edwards SaaS | Enterprise Cloud

iXtend, Inc.

Mon

543

Virtualization Boot Camp: Oracle VM Consolidation and Path to the Cloud on the Cisco Unified Computing System

Cisco, Oracle

Mon

605

Fusion DBA Boot Camp: Cloud Application Foundation: Unleashing WebLogic Server 12 and Coherence 12 for Fusion Middleware

Oracle

Mon

10769

How to Use The Core Cloud to Support Implementations and Upgrades

Core Services Corporation

Mon

10275

How to Implement OBIEE for SaaS Based CRM Applications

SOFTCLOUDS LLC

Mon

328

Virtualization Boot Camp: Virtualizing Oracle 11g/R2 RAC Database on Oracle VM 3.0: Methods/Tips

Dell

Mon

453

Database Cloud Overview - Current capabilities and deployment methods

Oracle

Mon

462

Leverage Oracle RAC to Get the Most from Your Private Database Cloud

Oracle

Mon

99470

Get Your Head in the Clouds!

The Weitz Company, WTS Inc / Velocity

Mon

10007

Running OBI11g on Cloud

Apps Associates

Tues

100990

JD Edwards Cloud Roundtable

Panel

Tues

101530

Oracle Cloud Services for JD Edwards and PeopleSoft

Oracle

Tue

10350

Elastic Cloud: Is Your Data Management Solution Ready?

Chain-Sys

Tue

10773

Oracle Applications in the Private Cloud

HP

Tue

312

Configuring and Managing a Private Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Dell

Tue

9886

Setting Up of Enterprise Applications Using Cloud Based Model

Infosys Limited

Wed

570

Cloud computing Boot Camp: Cloud Computing Industry Directions: Part I

Wed

100000

Cloud Computing for Dummies

WTS / Velocity

Wed

9760

Cloud Computing Directions: Part II Understanding Oracle's Cloud Directions

AT&T

Wed

239

Cloud Computing Boot Camp: Oracle Public Database Cloud Service

Oracle

Wed

550

Database-as-a-Service: Enterprise Cloud in Three Simple Steps

Oracle

Wed

Thursday Apr 12, 2012

Extra Extra Read All About You - Don't Miss the May 15th Deadline

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) will be launching a special issue of Profit Magazine with a focus on Specialized partners. This issue – released in August 2012 - will be a collection of the most innovative Partner success Stories from our Specialized partners around the world. If you are an Oracle Specialized Partner, you don't want to miss the opportunity to showcase your success story.

The story must be completed (written and approved by the customer) before May 15, 2012 to be eligible for this issue. For more details and how to submit visit  http://www.oracle.com/webapps/dialogue/ns/dlgwelcome.jsp?p_ext=Y&p_dlg_id=11542138&src=7325411&Act=47

Monday Apr 09, 2012

Oracle Manageability Presentations at Collaborate 2012


Attending the Collaborate 2012 event, April 22-26th in Las Vegas, and interested in learning more about becoming specialized on Oracle Manageability? Be sure and checkout these sessions below presented by subject matter experts while your onsite. Set up a meeting or be one of the first Oracle Partners onsite to ask me, and we'll request one of the limited FREE Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c partner certification exam vouchers for you.

Can't travel this year? the  COLLABORATE 12 Plug Into Vegas may be another option for you to attend from your own desk presentations like session #489 Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: What's Changed? What's New? presented by Oracle Specialized Partners like ROLTA

 


Session

ID

Title

Presented by

Day/Time



920

Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control: New Features and Best Practices

Dell

Sun



9536

Release 12 Apps DBA 101

Justadba, LLC

Mon



932

Monitoring Exadata with Cloud Control

Oracle

Mon



397

OEM Cloud Control Hands On

Performance Tuning

Mon



118

Oracle BI Sys Mgmt Best Practices & New Features

Rittman Mead Consulting

Mon



548

High Availability Boot Camp: RAC Design, Install, Manage

Database Administration, Inc

Mon



926

The Only Complete Cloud Management Solution -- Oracle Enterprise Manager

Oracle

Mon



328

Virtualization Boot Camp

Dell

Mon



292

Upgrading to Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c - Best Practices

Southern Utah University

Mon



793

Exadata 101 - What You Need to Know

Rolta

Tues



431 &
1431

Extreme Database Administration: New Features for Expert DBAs

Oracle

Tue
Wed



521

What's New for Oracle WebLogic Management: Capabilities that Scripting Cannot Provide

Oracle

Thu



338

Oracle Real Application Testing: A look under the hood

PayPal

Tue



9398

Reduce TCO Using Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle

Tue



312

Configuring and Managing a Private Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Dell

Tue



866

Making OEM Sing and Dance with EMCLI

Portland General Electric

Tue



533

Oracle Exadata Monitoring: Engineered Systems Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager

Oracle

Wed



100600

Optimizing EnterpriseOne System Administration

Oracle

Wed



9565

Optimizing EBS on Exadata

Centroid Systems

Wed



550

Database-as-a-Service: Enterprise Cloud in Three Simple Steps

Oracle

Wed



434

Managing Oracle: Expert Panel on Techniques and Best Practices

Oracle Partners: Dell, Keste, ROLTA, Pythian

Wed



9760

Cloud Computing Directions: Understanding Oracle's Cloud

AT&T

Wed



817

Right Cloud: Use Oracle Technologies to Avoid False Cloud

Visual Integrator Consulting

Wed



163

Forgetting something? Standardize your database monitoring environment with Enterprise Manager 11g

Johnson Controls

Wed



489

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c: What's Changed? What's New?

ROLTA

Thu


 

 

Friday Apr 06, 2012

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Ops Center Jump-Start for Partners

Following the   announcement at Oracle OpenWorld Tokyo, Partners can check out these resources to further learn about Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Op Center and then use it to optimize your solution/services or offer new ones:

    Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c is no extra charge and included in the support contract of Oracle Systems customers.To learn more see the Ops Center Everywhere Program

    And if you're not already a member, be sure and join the Oracle Enterprise Manager KnowledgeZone on the Oracle PartnerNetwork  Portal

    Friday Mar 30, 2012

    In Japan? Get the First Opportunity On The New Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Partner Specialization Exam

    The Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Essentials Implementation Exam, is now available in Beta for Oracle Partners.

    If your a Partner in Japan or a Partner attending Oracle OpenWorld 2012 in Tokyo April 4th-6th, take advantage of the opportunity to take the exam, at no charge,  onsite as part of the Oracle PartnerNetwork TestFest  http://www.oracle.com/partners/campaign/events/oowtokyo-testfest-1527771-ja.html  Just ask to take the exam having this number (1Z1-457)

    Don't happen to be in Japan next week?, no problem, Partners in other parts of the world can apply for one of the limited free beta exam vouchers by sending a request to this email address opn-edu_ww@oracle.com In your email be sure to include your name, business email address, company name and the name of the exam  - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Essentials Implementation Exam (1Z1-457)

    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

    Another Free Exam Opportunity for Partners

    Are you an Oracle Partner already in the state of Colorado, or planning to attend the event after the New Year? Below is another opportunity for Partners to take exams at No Charge, like Oracle Enterprise Manager or others, if in the area. 

    JD Edwards Partner Summit 2012
    OPN Specialist Certification Testing

    Take advantage and get Certified Specialist Accreditation at this Exclusive Partner Event. The Oracle PartnerNetwork is hosting on-site testing during the JD Edwards Summit at Broomfield, Colorado, January 31 to February 2, 2011.

    Note: You don't have to participate in the JD Edwards Summit to participate in this FREE Specialization opportunity, however, you must show proof of your valid OPN Membership by providing your OPN Company ID prior to the exam, and provide your valid Pearson Vue account. Walk-in participation may be available on a first come first serve basis and is limited by seating capacity and no guaranteed. All Specialization and Certification Exams are available for this event.

    This is another opportunity available to members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork to take exams at NO CHARGE (a $195 value). The exams are rigorous, so be prepared - use Exam Study Guides for links to training to ensure you have the knowledge level necessary to pass the exam.

    Space is limited on a first come first served basis, so registered register here today.

    Wednesday Oct 05, 2011

    Recap for Partners - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Launch

    In addition to customers and Partners, I got invited by the Oracle Enterprise Manager team to check out their announcement first hand. So I took a break from all of the activity and Partner VideoBlogs in the OPN Lounge. Below are some of my highlights and how you can get more information yourself.

    While it may have been a little chilly outside with a slight drizzle, there were plenty of Oracle Enterprise Team Members on hand with a warm personal welcome and helping usher folks in. They really stood out in those red hats.


    Sure looks like they did a great job as I was unable to find an empty seat in the theater whether on the floor or the balcony.


    Richard Sarwal appeared on stage demonstrating Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c with a number of his team members. As “There is so much more than can be demonstrated in just this session”, be sure and checkout the campground, sessions, and Oracle.com


    Directly following the event, the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c team had a reception recognizing the Partners and customers for all their input and help during the Beta.


    If you are at Oracle OpenWorld 2011, be sure and drop into the campground in Moscone South or Moscone West and see it at one of the many Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c podiums and demonstrations. The Oracle team has also included handy QR scan codes on each station so you can get more information later.


    And if you were too busy and did not happen to make over to one of these stations onsite, or you’re not attending Oracle OpenWorld this year, I took a picture of it for you. And though the wonders of technology if you scan it from my Blog it actually works.


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