Thursday Mar 28, 2013

You are invited! The First Oracle EMEA Partner Community Forum for Hardware, 24th -25th April, 2013 at Vienna Austria



You are invited! The First Oracle EMEA Partner Community Forum for Hardware, 24th -25th April, 2013 at Vienna Austria

Dear partner

We are delighted to invite you to the first edition of the Oracle EMEA Partner Community Forum for Hardware, dedicated to EMEA partners, which will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 24th & 25th April 2013.

Why should you Participate?
Be amongst the first in Oracle’s partner community to gain insight into our FY14 plans for the hardware infrastructure business – such as the Next Generation Server & Storage systems, Optimized Solutions and the value of selling the complete Oracle-on-Oracle stack.

Attending the forum will also give you the opportunity to meet with Oracle’s executives (Global & EMEA) to discuss the market trends that are driving our Hardware and Solutions business strategy.

he event is the perfect opportunity to:

  • Learn about Oracle’s business and technology strategy for Hardware
  • Learn how to sell the value of Oracle’s Servers, Storage, Solaris, Virtualization and Cloud optimized solutions
  • Meet with Oracle Hardware EMEA and Global Product Management experts
  • Exchange knowledge and ideas with Oracle’s Hardware competitive positioning experts
  • Learn about successful Hardware implementations and best practices from other participating partners – or present your own successes!
  • Network with peers in the Oracle Hardware Partner Community

Please click here for the detailed agenda.

If you would like to present a customer case around Oracle’s hardware infrastructure solutions, we still have some slots available. Please contact Sasan Moaveni and/or Giuseppe Facchetti for further details.

REGISTER FOR THIS PARTNER COMMUNITY FORUM NOW!

REGISTER NOW


Oracle RightNow Implementation Bootcamp April 15-16, Paris, Colombes Office

Oracle RightNow Implementation Bootcamp
     April 15-16, Paris, Colombes Office

CRM/CX Partners –

      Boot camp Advanced Information

What will we cover:

The Oracle RightNow Implementation Camp was created to enable partners with the implementation tools and methodologies required to implement solutions to their clients with an advanced level of understanding of the technology, its features and its market preparedness. The course will cover a wide range of topics to give each student a basis of understanding of the product. Each student will learn the key points in each topic area, and will learn how the product should be configured and implemented in various different situations.

By the end of the boot camp each student should be able to design, and implement a RightNow CX environment in many different markets and scenarios. Each student will complete the course with a level of understanding which will allow them prepare to take and pass the Oracle RightNow CX Essentials 2012  certification exam in the future.

Dates:

April 15 through 26 inclusive (10 days)

Location:

ORACLE France

15, boulevard Charles De Gaulle

Colombes 92715

Cost:

$2,500.00 (plus taxes) per person.

Participants will have to care about their own Travel & Expenses, including housing, dinners and lunches. As for the lunches, participants of this training are welcome to take benefit of the Oracle restaurant for a cost per meal starting from 10€ (cash payment only).

Audience:

Prerequisite Training and Environment Requirements:
Registration:

Please register here. This first class will fill up quickly, so please register as soon as you can to avoid any disappointment.  If you would like to book your seat to the training and complete the registration later, please send an e-mail to richard.lefebvre@oracle.com.

Registrations are limited at 2 employees per Partner

Tuesday Mar 26, 2013

'In Touch' with David Callaghan: Live Webcast (4th April, 2013)



We would like to invite EMEA Oracle Partners to register for the next episode of 'In Touch' with David Callaghan, Senior Vice President Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels.

Join us live from the studio on Thursday 4th April at 10.30am UK / 11.30am CET.

REGISTER FOR THIS 'IN TOUCH' LIVE WEBCAST NOW!

David has invited Sue Oliva, Vice-President of Oracle Systems Product Management & Operations and Olivier Tordo, Senior Director Sales & Strategy, Hardware, Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels to join him in answering your questions on the topic of Hardware, so make sure you send them any burning questions that you would like answered.

You can post your comments/question(s) on the Oracle EMEA Partner News Blog (you can simply do this at the bottom of this article), via the hashtag #DCpickme on Twitter, or by emailing at emea-intouch_ww@oracle.com.

We look forward to talking to you on the 4th April!

eSTEP Newsletter March 2013

Dear Partners,

We would like to let you know that the February '13 issue of our Newsletter is now available.
The issue contains information on the following topics:

Corp News
CERN and Oracle celebrate 30 years of collaboration
General info about the company
The SPARC Difference - Reduce Risks, Cut Costs, Power Innovation - Make your IT a force for change
Grow Your Business with Oracle
Cultivating Business-Led Innovation
An Economist Intelligence Unit research program sponsored by Oracle
Latest Analyst Reports

Tech Section
Oracle Releases Oracle Solaris 10 1/13
New ODA – platform + disks + SW
SnapManager for Oracle DB for ZFSSA Now Available
Product Update Bulletin Oracle Solaris Cluster - February 2013
Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13 available
Oracle Produces World Record SPECjbb2013 Result with Oracle Solaris and Oracle JDK
SPARC T4 Digest and Crypto Optimizations in Solaris 11.1
Implementing Root Domains with Oracle VM Server for SPARC
How to survive inevitable cloud failures
OVN Impact on Oracle's Storage Solutions
Oracle Partitioning Policy - Topic: Server/Hardware Partitioning

Learning & Events
Planned TechCasts
Guided Learning Paths for new SPARC servers available 
March 26 Webcast: "Breakthrough with Extreme Performance" 
JavaOne 2012 Videos Posted on OracleLearning YouTube Channel 
Oracle VM step-by-step hands-on labs now available on Oracle Technology Network 
Oracle Solaris on Oracle x86 Systems Webcast Replay

How to
What it takes to Deploy and Manage a Private Cloud with Oracle VM
How to Multiply the Capacity of Oracle Storage Systems
Tuning an Oracle Exalogic System
Higher Productivity form Embracing HTML5 with Jave EE7
How to Avoid Erroneous Results in Performance Testing
How to: Build a Private Virtual Network with Zones in Solaris 11
Using IPS to Configuire a Basic DNS Server + Client in Solaris 11

How to - Linux dedicated section
How to Configure the Linux Kernel out of Memory Killer

Preventing Silent Data Corruption in Oracle Linux
How to Update a Linux Kernel without Rebooting

References
University of Oxford Reduces E-mail Queries 22%, Trims 13 Weeks from Inquiry
Handling
PhotoBox Drives 200% Growth, Delivers Superb Customer Experience to 24 Million Members
ARTstor Adds Thousands of New Images Cost-Effectively Each Month While Reducing Support Costs by 30% to 40% with Storage Appliance
Garmin Deutschland Resolves 40% of Customer Inquiries Online, Boosting Productivity and Effectiveness of Customer Service Representatives

Extra this month
Selling the Oracle Database Appliance is easier with Oracle Financing

You can find the Newsletter 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.

URL:
http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

Previous published Newsletters can be found under the Archived Newsletters section and more useful information under the Events, Download and Links tab. Feel free to explore and any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA

Friday Mar 22, 2013

Limited FREE Vouchers available for OPN Specialist Test Fest @ Collaborate 13 Conference

Limited FREE Vouchers available for OPN Specialist Test Fest @ Collaborate 13 Conference

A rare opportunity to get your OPN Certified Specialist credentials at the Collaborate 13 event and at times your staff is not in the booth! Register now.


At Collaborate 13, Oracle Partners have a unique opportunity to become Oracle Certified Specialists in their chosen Oracle solution area from exams available at the event site. Understanding there are times the Exhibit Hall is closed to your staff, special hours and an onsite location have been arranged to make it as easy as possible for OPN Partners to take advantage.

OPN certification differentiates Oracle Partners in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise. Earning these certifications will also contribute to increasing your company's level in the OPN Specialization Program. Oracle Specialized partners are recognized by Oracle, and preferred by customers. Make sure you check the exams available at the event site and register early as there is a limited number of FREE vouchers enabling partners to take exams at no charge.

Klick here for more information.

Wednesday Mar 20, 2013

exalogic



This course will enable you to carry out typical administrative tasks around Exalogic and the software deployed on it. You will learn how to use the administrative tools, the details of networking within Exalogic and how to setup complex topologies. You will learn how to do virtual deployments on Exalogic, using Weblogic Server and Oracle Traffic Director as examples for the hands-on.

Workshop Logistics:

  • 9 -11th April 2013
  • Oracle Frankfurt - Robert-Bosch-Straße 5 - 63303 Dreieich
  • Day 1 and 2 - start at 9 to 5:30 pm, CET
  • Day 3 - start at 9 to 2:30 pm, CET 

Skill Prerequisites

  • Networking Concepts – Advanced to “deep hands-on” skills 
  • Virtual Machine Concepts
  • Linux OS – RHEL, Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • WebLogic Server
  • Web Server Concepts – Oracle HTTP Server, Apache
  • ZFS Storage

Course Prerequisites


Workshop Session Topics
  • Exalogic Overview
  • ZFS Appliance
  • ECU
  • Exalogic Networking
  • Exalogic on Public Network
  • Infiniband Partition
  • Hands on - Public network configuration
  • Hands on - Private networks/ZFS configuration

Workshop Agenda:



  • 9th April  

    Physical Machine Configuration

    Exalogic 2.0.1 Install and ECU

    - ECU process

    - Configuration spread sheet

    - Validation & troubleshooting 



  • 10th April 

    Exalogic 2.0.1 Inst and ECU (cont)

    - Virtualization overview

    - OVM overview

    - Mapping between physical and virtual 

    Exalogic Control

    - Overview
    - Components
    - Demo

    Lab: Exalogic Control Familiarization
    Lab: Exalogic Simple Administration 

    Exalogic Virtualized Networking and Partitions

    - Physical networking 
    - Exalogic Control virtual networks

            Lab Exalogic Complex Topology Deplyment
    - Overview
    - Comp

    Lab: Exalogic Complex Topology Deployment

  • 11th April

    Lab part 4: Virtualized WebLogic Deployment

    Lab part 5: Virtualized OTD Deployment & Test

    EECS 2.x Software Optimizations (OTD, Coherence, Tuxedo)

    - Overview of Exalogic specific product optimizations


Registration:

Monday Mar 18, 2013

invitation. Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions - Oracle Endeca: Hands-On-Training


Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) has incorporated Endeca technology to extend the ERP’s
value to make stronger and more profitable decisions. Endeca is a comprehensive 
technology platform to store, manage and process data for searching and analyzing
structured and 
unstructured information together.

EBS users now have access to millions of records of information in real time so they
can see more and act faster to business challenges through:

  • Transactional/operational KPIs that provide a complete picture across organizations
  • More productive and interactive user experience:
    • Complete data view across modules and organizations
    • Visualization of KPIs and exceptions
    • Google-like search results across organizations and company-specific data items
    • Guided navigation for faster answers

·   Integrated out of box with E-Business Suite modules, fast to deploy, lowering cost of ownership

Join us for this Complementary & FREE Hands-on-Training event
that will help you (
Click Here for Full Agenda):

  • Understand the value proposition of Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca
  • Learn about the EBS-Endeca integration, data synchronization, security setup
  • Learn about EBS-Endeca setup and configuration
  • Learn how to design and customize the EBS-Endeca UI using Endeca design tools

Who Should Attend?
This is a must for anyone who is involved in implementing, configuring,
installing and customizing Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca.

Register today as places are very limited, using the links below appropriately:

1. Oracle Employee Registration Link: Click HERE

2. Oracle Partner Registration Link: Click HERE

Oracle Romania Office
Floreasca Business Park
Calea Floreasca 169A, 1st Floor, Room CVC5
District 1
Bucharest, RO 020112
Phone:+40 21 367 8700

Dates:
16 - 17 April 2013
Time: 08:00 - 17:00

Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

invitation. Oracle Endeca Commerce - Implementation Bootcamps

OPN invites you to join us for two upcoming implementation bootcamps for Oracle Endeca Commerce in Barcelona (Spain): 

- Functional Implementation - 25th – 27th March 2013, Barcelona (Spain) 
- Technical (Developer) Implementation 2nd – 5th April 2013, Barcelona (Spain)

Bootcamp

Target Audience

3-Day Delivery Management Implementation Bootcamp

Event Dates:

March 25-27, 2013

Registration Fee:

$ 1100 USD

· Functional Consultants

· Business Analysts

· Project Managers

· Architects

· Sales/Systems Engineers (PreSales)

COURSE PREREQUISITES: None

4-Day Technical (Developer) Implementation Bootcamp

Event Dates:

April 2-5, 2013

Registration Fee:

$ 1250 USD

· Developers

· Technical Architets

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

· 1-2 years of Java/J2EE Project Experience

· Application Development Experience with one or more programming languages


Oracle Endeca Commerce Delivery Management Implementation Bootcamp

This 3-day Implementation Bootcamp is designed to enable Functional Implementation roles for implementing and managing the delivery of Oracle Endeca Commerce solutions. Attendees will work through the bootcamp with a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises, tailored to teach the fundaments of delivery management for an Oracle Endeca Commerce project, and to gain valuable skills in implementing best practices.

Following most lectures will be a lab that allows the attendee to work on the current module’s topic and to develop the skills to apply the knowledge from the lecture. As they work through the course, they will work to build towards a sample project that will give a full end-to-end understanding of the delivery of an Oracle Endeca Commerce application.

Bootcamp Agenda:

Day 1: Introduction and Fundamentals

· Endeca Fundamentals

· Architectural Overview

· Oracle Endeca Commerce Data

· Record Design

· Working with Search Features

· Common UI Elements and User Experience

Day 3: Project Planning Concepts & Requirements Gathering

· Integration Methods and Add-Ons

· Project Lifecycle and Planning

· Discovery Sessions and Requirements Gathering

· Project Scoping and Estimation

· Localization Approaches

· Final Q & A

Day 2: Experience Manager and Project Success

· Experience Manager Concepts

· Experience Manager UI and Design

· Merchandising Rules and Rule Manager

· UI Design Patterns

· Unstructured Content

· Performance Testing

Oracle Endeca Commerce Technical (Developer) Implementation Bootcamp

The Oracle Endeca Commerce Implementation Boot Camp is designed to provide implementation developers with the knowledge required to work with an Endeca Commerce or Endeca Guided Search project.

Attendees will work through a 5-day course with combination of lectures and hands-on exercises, tailed to teach attendees the Oracle Endeca Commerce framework, and to gain valuable skills in implementing best practices.

The Bootcamp will include a combination of lectures followed by a hands-on lab to allow the attendee to apply the knowledge gained from the current module’s topic, and to further develop their skills. As they work through the course, they will work to build an end-user application that will give a full end-to-end understanding of implementing an Oracle Endeca Commerce application.

Register now:

Please click here

Questions:

Patrick Ty
Partner Enablement, Oracle Commerce
Phone: 310.343.7687
Mobile: 310.633.1013
Email: patrick.ty@oracle.com

For more information please contact opnbootcamp_ww@oracle.com

Tuesday Mar 12, 2013

Oracle University Presents Primavera P6 Fundamentals Rel 8.2– Training On Demand

Oracle University Presents Primavera P6 Fundamentals Rel 8.2– Training On DemandOracle University Presents Primavera P6 Fundamentals Rel 8.2– Training On Demand

Now
Primavera P6 Fundamentals Rel 8.2 it is available as Training On Demand so you can start within 24 hours and can access it 24 hours a day for 90 days, with no travel expenses.

This Primavera P6 training leads you through the entire project life cycle, from planning to execution. This course features numerous hands-on exercises and case studies that apply the features and functionality of P6 to real-world situations. Please note that this course uses the P6 Web interface. Find
here more details!

Remember: Your OPN discount is added to the standard price shown on our webpages.
For assistance contact your local Oracle University Service Desk.

You are invited! The First Oracle EMEA Partner Community Forum for Hardware, 24th -25th April, 2013 at Vienna Austria

Dear partner

We are delighted to invite you to the first edition of the Oracle EMEA Partner Community Forum for Hardware, dedicated to EMEA partners, which will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 24th & 25th April 2013.

Why should you Participate?
Be amongst the first in Oracle’s partner community to gain insight into our FY14 plans for the hardware infrastructure business – such as the Next Generation Server & Storage systems, Optimized Solutions and the value of selling the complete Oracle-on-Oracle stack.

Attending the forum will also give you the opportunity to meet with Oracle’s executives (Global & EMEA) to discuss the market trends that are driving our Hardware and Solutions business strategy.

The event is the perfect opportunity to:

  • Learn about Oracle’s business and technology strategy for Hardware
  • Learn how to sell the value of Oracle’s Servers, Storage, Solaris, Virtualization and Cloud optimized solutions
  • Meet with Oracle Hardware EMEA and Global Product Management experts
  • Exchange knowledge and ideas with Oracle’s Hardware competitive positioning experts
  • Learn about successful Hardware implementations and best practices from other participating partners – or present your own successes!
  • Network with peers in the Oracle Hardware Partner Community

Please click here for the detailed agenda.

If you would like to present a customer case around Oracle’s hardware infrastructure solutions, we still have some slots available. Please contact Sasan Moaveni and/or Giuseppe Facchetti for further details.

REGISTER FOR THIS PARTNER COMMUNITY FORUM NOW!

REGISTER NOW

Logistics
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 6th April 2013. Oracle cannot guarantee prices and room availability after this date.

We hope that you are able to join us in Vienna and look forward to meet you there!

Best regards,

Giuseppe Facchetti
Director, Server Partner Programs
Oracle EMEA
Sasan Moaveni
Director, Storage Partner Programs
Oracle EMEA




Enablement 2.0 Get Specialized!

The Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized program is releasing new certifications on our latest products, and partners are invited to be the first candidates to get certified. Oracle's Certified Exams go through a rigorous review process called a "beta period". Here are a few advantages of taking a Beta Exam:

  • Certification exams taken during the beta period count towards company Specializations
  • Most new Certified Specialist Exams have no training requirement
  • Free Beta Exams Vouchers are available in limited quantity

New! Request a beta voucher today by using the OPN Beta Certified Specialist Exam Voucher Request Form, and be sure to act fast to reserve your beta test from the list below.

Exams Now Available in Production

Oracle FLEXCUBE Direct Banking 6 Implementation Essentials (1Z0-594)

Beta Exams Now Live

Beta testing period will end on March, 23rd, 2013 for the following exams:

Beta testing period will end on March, 30th, 2013 for the following exams:

Beta testing period will end on April, 13th, 2013 for the following exams:

Beta testing period will end on May, 4th, 2013 for the following exams:

Beta testing period will end on May, 18th, 2013 for the following exams:

  • Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service 2012 Essentials(1Z1-474)

Exams Currently in Post-Beta Analysis

Take the exam(s) now at a near-by Pearson VUE testing center!

Contact Us

  • Please direct any inquiries you may have to the Oracle Partner Enablement team at opn-edu_ww@oracle.com

For More Information

Monday Mar 11, 2013

Fusion Applications Training On Demand is Now Available at a Lower Price!

Oracle Fusion Applications were designed, from the ground up, using the latest technology advances and incorporating the best practices gathered from Oracle's thousands of customers. They are 100 percent open-standards-based business applications that set a new standard for the way we innovate, work, and adopt technology. Learn More About Fusion Applications

Training on Demand provide a full HD quality video recording of the classroom, delivered by top instructors. You can experience the classroom training with no wait and no travel. At this lower price, Training On Demand is an ideal and cost effective way for partners to learn about Fusion Applications and prepare for OPN Certified Implementation Specialist Certifications.

Training On Demand Features

· Complete classroom content & labs

· Choose just the lesson you need

· Accessible from multiple devices

· Train on-the-go, on your schedule

· No waiting on schedules or risk of course cancellation

Watch the Video

Fusion Applications Training On Demand Sample Videos

Prices for all Fusion Applications Training on Demand courses have been reduced effective March 1 – August 31, 2013, to help support partner adoption. The lower price, in combination with the OPN Member discount, will save partners up to 50%.

· Fusion Applications: HCM Global Human Resources

· Fusion Applications: HCM Compensation

· Fusion Applications: HCM Benefits Implementation

· Fusion Applications: HCM Talent Management Implementation

· Fusion Applications: Accounting Hub Fundamentals

· Fusion Applications: CRM Implementation

· Fusion Applications: Incentive Compensation

· Fusion Applications: Extend Applications with ADF

View the complete list of Fusion Applications Training on Demand.

 

 

eSTEP TechCast - March 2013 Material available

Dear Partners,

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who attended our TechCast on "
Oracle VM for SPARC Intro and I/O Best practices".

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.

URL: http://launch.oracle.com/
PIN:
eSTEP_2011

The downloads can be found under tab Events --> TechCast.

Feel free to explore also the other delivered TechCasts and more useful information under the Download and Links tab. Any feedback is appreciated to help us improve the service and information we deliver.

Thanks and best regards,

Partner HW Enablement EMEA
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