OPN Survey and Enablement 2.0

Hey everybody. I just had the opportunity to review the preliminary results of our recent global OPN survey. Your feedback suggests that the most valuable thing that we can do for you is to provide you with up-to-date product information and related sales tools, while providing sales, pre-sales, and implementation training across our expanded portfolio of products. Interestingly enough, most of this data was collected prior to Oracle OpenWorld and our announcement of Enablement 2.0. The good news is that Enablement 2.0 is squarely focused on delivering all of these assets. The new Knowledge Zones are your "one-stop-shop" for solution kits for sales and marketing, discussion forums for collaboration with Oracle experts and other partners, as well as access to the OPN Competency Center guided learning paths to increase your skills. We also launched boot camps through our new 3-tier training strategy and have over a dozen available implementation training classes across our newly acquired products. All of these classes are provided at low or no cost to you. I also had the opportunity to share these thoughts with "The VAR Guy", and I would encourage you to see his blog at http://www.thevarguy.com/2008/10/07/oracle-takes-open-source-approach-to-partner-training/ as well as check out the pod cast that we recorded together. I encourage all of you to take advantage of Enablement 2.0 and get started by visiting the new OPN Portal. Good selling.

- Judson

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