Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

Oracle leaders named to CRN Women of the Channel 2015 + Power 100 lists

Oracle is excited to announce that our very own Gwen Milligan and Penny Philpot have been named to The Channel Company’s prestigious CRN Women of the Channel 2015 + Power 100 lists.

These annual lists honor outstanding female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors, solution providers and other women prominently involved in the IT channel ecosystem for their successes and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry moving ahead.

This year’s Women of the Channel were carefully reviewed and selected by the editors of CRN based on their accomplishments and the influence they have within the technology channel.

  • Gwen Milligan expanded on the Oracle Partner Program to create advanced opportunities for partners to grow within their specialized product areas. The Alliances and Channels team drove significant growth in cloud revenue.
  • Penny Philpot continues to enhance Oracle's partner program, the Oracle PartnerNetwork and established and deployed Partner Business Centers globally that support all 26,000 partners through their life cycle with the company.

“These executives have made a lasting mark on the industry, expanding the breadth of influence in the technology channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and celebrate their innovative contributions and commitment to the IT channel community.”

Congratulations to Gwen and Penny, you ladies continue to impress us every year!

Cheers,
Oracle PartnerNetwork

Friday May 29, 2015

Oracle FY16 Global Partner Kickoff: Are you ready to pivot to the cloud?

It’s no news that the cloud market is accelerating quickly and becoming a key element in delivering IT services. Companies need fast and flexible IT systems, and cloud offers significant advantages compared to traditional on-premises data center services. With this cloud adoption also comes a shift to software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS), and it’s imperative cloud providers become experts in these spaces.

With an increased industry focus on enterprise cloud migration and a larger need for cloud performance and growth, there’s a lot in store for channel partners in FY’16.  

Oracle had been creating cloud offerings for more than a decade and we’re excited about this shift to the cloud. As we enter a new fiscal year, we want to work with our partners to integrate, accelerate and lead in the cloud more than ever before.


With that said, mark your calendars and register for the FY16 Global Partner Kickoff taking place Tuesday, June 23 at 9am PDT. This year’s live, virtual event will be hosted by top Oracle executives. We’ll also have line of business chiefs, product thought leaders and industry analysts providing our partners an opportunity to better understand Oracle’s focus on cloud transformation, as well as updated go-to-market and sales strategies for the upcoming fiscal year. Participants will also learn the latest updates within the OPN Specialized Program which will further help you grow & profit with Oracle.

We recommend you follow Oracle PartnerNetwork on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram for updates on the event. Partners are encouraged to share thoughts/questions before the webcast, as well as during the live show.

We look forward to having you join us on June 23 to learn more about how you can accelerate your business as a partner and differentiate your offerings with Oracle. Register here and we’ll see you online in June!

Cheers,
Oracle PartnerNetwork

Monday May 18, 2015

Introducing: Cloud Computing Comes of Age

Collaboration between business and IT signals a new phase in cloud computing: It’s no longer enough to deliver speed and simplicity; the cloud must also support mission-critical operations.

This global survey of 376 business and technology leaders reveals a shift from pockets of clouds at the edges to the permeation of cloud throughout the enterprise. The report finds a correlation between an organization’s cloud maturity and the health of its growth initiatives.

That said, those companies with a strategic enterprise approach to cloud are more likely to:

  • Launch new products
  • Expand into new market segments
  • Expand into new geographies
  • Enter new businesses

Oracle had a different vision for the cloud when we started this journey eight years ago.  We know that whatever we built had to be simple and fast.  We also know from years of experience that cost and complexity would be issues unless enterprise standards were part of the original design. Read the full report to understand how companies are approaching the cloud more strategically than before.

As always, thanks for your loyalty to OPN.

Cheers,
Oracle PartnerNetwork

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Oracle IaaS Private Cloud brings subscription pricing to Hosting Partners & SIs

With recent updates to Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Private Cloud, hosting partners and SIs can gain a convenient acquisition model for Oracle’s popular engineered systems - for deployment on-premise or in a hosting center.  


Oracle Infrastructure as a Service

Oracle IaaS Private Cloud includes Oracle Engineered Systems hardware and support for a simple monthly subscription fee. The subscription fee is an operating expense, since Oracle retains ownership of the system. Exadata Storage Server software is also available under the subscription model for use on Exadata systems acquired under an IaaS Private Cloud license. Oracle IaaS Private Cloud combines the security and control of on-premise systems with unique features of cloud computing, including elastic capacity on demand, which enables businesses to access and pay for peak CPU capacity only when needed. Oracle IaaS Private Cloud also includes Oracle’s Engineered Systems Platinum and PlatinumPlus Services for no extra cost.

Oracle IaaS Private Cloud is available for Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle SuperCluster and Oracle Big Data Appliance.

Additional resources:

For more information about Oracle IaaS Private Cloud, visit oracle.com or call +1.800.ORACLE1 to speak to an Oracle representative.

We hope you find this solution as flexible as we do.

Best,
Oracle PartnerNetwork on behalf of Oracle IaaS Private Cloud

Friday May 08, 2015

It's a special weekend...

Wishing a very happy Mother's Day weekend to our partner community. After all, the best strategy around is teaching love and respect! 


Cheers,
Oracle PartnerNetwork

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015

Accenture + Oracle Help Customers Achieve Digital Transformation in the Cloud

Oracle and Accenture recently announced the Accenture and Oracle Business Group, a new business group to help customers achieve their digital transformation goals with the Cloud. Through the group, Accenture and Oracle will deliver industry-specific solutions built on the Oracle Cloud to help clients realize the benefits of the cloud faster and with reduced risk. The Accenture Oracle Business Group brings together the leading technology, skills and experience from each company to offer businesses the ability to implement cloud solutions quicker and easier than ever before.  This is a great example of how Oracle continues to collaborate with its partners, especially OPN Diamond-level members like Accenture, to help bring Cloud to market.


“Building on our 23-year alliance relationship, the Accenture Oracle Business Group combines Accenture’s deep industry and technology experience with Oracle’s expansive set of cloud solutions to deliver client value not found elsewhere in the market today,” said Stephen Rohleder, group chief executive for North America, Accenture. “This is part of our strategy to take advantage of Oracle’s leading technologies and build our business together for the future. It is a game-changer for our clients, Oracle, and Accenture.”

The Accenture Oracle Business Group can simplify the buying process for Accenture solutions based on Oracle Cloud technologies. As a result, your customers can better react to changing business and economic conditions by leveraging end-to-end solutions that address their specific business + industry requirements. The new group will bring breakthrough solutions to market across a range of industries, with an initial focus on the public, financial and hospitality services sectors.

Happy selling!

Best,
The OPN Communications team


Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

Accenture + Oracle Enhance the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D

Happy Wednesday, OPN!

We are proud to announce that Accenture has just expanded the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for Research and Development (R&D) powered by Oracle with the addition of enhanced clinical data management capabilities enabling life sciences companies to generate high-quality and reliable data from clinical trials to reduce the time and cost needed to take drugs from development to market.

This latest version of the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D offers the Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench (DMW), which includes prebuilt integrations to the Oracle Health Sciences InForm, an electronic data capture (EDC) solution to create an end-to-end clinical data collection and management platform.

With the addition of the Oracle Health Sciences DMW, the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D automates the time-consuming manual processes required to load, transform and clean trial data.  Trial sponsors and contract research organizations can now increase the speed and accuracy of data collection, integration and analysis; achieve greater efficiency of clinical workflow and query management; and accelerate stakeholders’ access to data across the trial lifecycle from source to submission.

“Being able to take advantage of new technologies for clinical data management in combination with Oracle InForm is a key factor to helping our clients bring life-improving medicines to patients faster,” said managing director of Accelerated R&D Services, Accenture Life Sciences. “We are proud to launch the latest version of Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D, which harnesses the highly differentiated capabilities of a pre-integrated end-to-end clinical R&D platform based on leading technology from Oracle.”

As previously announced in October, the Life Sciences Cloud Coalition is a ground-breaking initiative, in parallel with the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D platform, to build an assembly of like-minded leaders, collaborating for a healthier industry in non-competitive areas.  The focus of the coalition is on driving innovation in the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud to digitally enable the R&D function, speed the drug development process while improving quality and cost for the industry.  Members of the Life Sciences Cloud Coalition include Oracle, Eisai, Pfizer, Merck and other leading pharmaceutical companies.

Oracle continues to innovate in a range of industries with our partners. This announcement is a great example of how being a cloud-ready member of OPN, can extend your reach of providing industry-leading cloud solutions and services to customers.

Cheers,
Oracle PartnerNetwork