Thursday Dec 20, 2012

Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3 Is In Town!

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, we’re telling you why… Oracle Exadata  Database Machine X3 is in town!! Complete with several competitive advantages, Oracle Exadata will help you check off your wish list this season by:

  1. Expanding your business
  2. Distinguishing your offering
  3. Maximizing customer satisfaction
  4. Increasing your sales

And if that’s not enough, then shimmy down the chimney, grab a cup of hot coco and read this:

  • Oracle Exadata Database Machine has something for all partner types - to Resellers, SIs and ISVs
  • Oracle Exadata X3 eighth rack is the lowest cost entry of Oracle Exadata configuration
  • You can expand your solution coverage with Oracle Exadata for additional revenue

·     You will have access to Go-to-market materials to help uncover new opportunity and sell effectively, with Quick Reference Sales Cards, Positioning Guidance Documents, Use Cases and  Campaign Kits - all tailored for Oracle Exadata!  All available for you on the OPN homepage Oracle Exadata Knowledge Zone

So what are you waiting for? Hop on your reindeer and get onboard with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Engineered Systems if you haven’t already. Also be sure to check out the video below, get trained through Oracle Exadata’s Guided Learning Path, and get Specialized!

Decking the Halls,

The OPN Communications Team

Monday Dec 17, 2012

Oracle Cloud Services Referral Program… Now Available!

The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Oh wait, it’s not the sky, it’s the Oracle Cloud Services Referral Program! This partner program was announced at Oracle OpenWorld 2012, and is now readily available to any Oracle PartnerNetwork member. In fact you can learn all about this program by simply visiting our Oracle Cloud Knowledge Zone.

Just as a puffy cumulus should, Oracle Cloud Services are included in the Oracle Cloud Services Referral Partner program. Partners can start to capitalize on the growing demand for Cloud solutions with little investment through Oracle Cloud Services Referral Partner program, or choose to get Specialized. Have a look at all that is available below!

  1. Cloud Builder - a Specialization ideally suited for systems integrator and service providers creating private and hybrid cloud solutions with Oracle’s broad portfolio of cloud optimized hardware and software products. Learn more in this video of as part of a series of OPN PartnerCasts. Join the Cloud Builder KnowledgeZone to get started.
  2. Oracle Cloud Referral - for VARs or partners seeking to generate revenue with the Oracle Cloud. This program rewards partners referring Oracle Cloud opportunities to Oracle. Register your Oracle Cloud Referral.
  3. Oracle Cloud Specializations - provides partners with the expertise and skills to enable partner delivered RapidStart fixed-scope, consulting service packages for setup, configuration and deployment of Oracle Cloud software as a service.
  4. Cloud Resale - a resell program for partners to market, sell and deploy Oracle Cloud solutions. Available January 2013.

And best of all, partners are already taking advantage of the referral opportunity for Oracle Cloud Services and are seeing tremendous success! Watch as Jeff Porter gives an overview of Oracle's Cloud Services, and be sure to check out the Cloud Computing Programs & Specializations FAQ’s for you, our partners!

The Sky’s the Limit,

The OPN Communications Team 

Friday Dec 07, 2012

Fusion HCM in Boots

These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do…Of course by boots, we’re referring to Oracle’s HCM Boot Camps for OPN members, which offer a hands-on approach to learning about Oracle Fusion HCM and Taleo positioning and capabilities. Those who attend an Oracle HCM boot camp will be prepared to achieve Oracle Fusion HCM Presales Specialist status, discuss Oracle Fusion HCM with customers to build pipeline, and complete competency criteria toward Oracle Fusion HCM 11g Specialization!

This in-person event offers expert-led sessions, discussion, and hands-on activities meaning you will get the information quicker and remember it better! Plus, we think a free lunch is always a good thing.

As a next step, all interested partners should:

We know you’ll be strutting your stuff after you've gained the knowledge and expertise to become Oracle Fusion HCM Specialized!

Check it out!

The OPN Communications Team