Wednesday Oct 21, 2015

The Value of Quality Networking at OPN Central @ OpenWorld

Networking is a core element of business, which is why partners flock to Oracle OpenWorld; one of the greatest venues for Oracle partners to make valuable connections, obtain information and share information with peers who have similar challenges and interests.


There are countless ways to connect with new people at the conference, such as OPN General Sessions (for ISV, SI and VAR audiences), the exhibit hall, demos, social events and casual gatherings. Call us biased, but our favorite place to network is the OPN Lounge. This year, the OPN Lounge is host to a number of partner-specific activities including:

•    OPN In Focus sessions
•    ISV Cloud Bar – Ask the Experts!
•    Social Media Rally Station
•    Information Stations (no reservations required)
•    OPN Programs team meetings (Monday/Tuesday only – email Pablo Hanono for details)

Always strike a healthy balance between talking and listening. Try to offer suggestions that might help the other person, too, such as sharing your own observations and goals. Introduce your new contact to other attendees. And, obviously, remember to bring plenty of business cards to make sure your new contacts can keep the conversation with you going even after the conference.

Networking is one of the best ways to make the most out of Oracle OpenWorld. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new lasting relationships.

See you on Sunday!
The OPN Comms team

Thursday Jun 28, 2012

An Oracle Exastack Recap

For those ISVs and OEMs who tuned into Oracle’s FY13 Partner Kickoff, thank you! It was with your participation and presence that helped make this year’s show another great success.

The OPN Communications team was lucky enough to get a chance to sit down with Chris Baker, Oracle SVP of Worldwide ISV, OEM & Java, all the way from London, as he recapped the achievements that were seen over the past year with the Oracle Exastack Program. Be sure to watch his short video below:

Here are some highlights:
  • Over 1000 “Readies”- Those partners that support and are ready to use the latest version of our products
  • Over 100 partners that are ready to use Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
  • New Oracle Exalytics machine for analysis

In less than one year, more than 100 ISV applications have achieved an Oracle Exastack Ready status and more than 35 ISV applications have achieved Oracle Exastack Optimized status. These partners can be found by Oracle customers listed in the Oracle Solutions Catalog.

Demonstrating to customers that their solutions are tuned to deliver optimum speed, scalability and reliability on Oracle Engineered Systems, Oracle partners are rapidly achieving Oracle Exastack Optimized certification. Read the press release here.

By simplifying your company’s architecture with the Oracle Exastack program, both ISV’s and OEMs are able to better concentrate on their application and deliver enhanced benefits to their customers.

The OPN Communications Team

Monday Jun 29, 2009

SaaS for the Masses - Oracle Announces New Licensing Option for ISVs

I'm very excited to tell you about a new commercial model we're launching for ISVs interested in delivering SaaS applications on the Oracle Platform for SaaS. The new model allows ISVs to flexibly license components of the Oracle Platform for SaaS, including Oracle Database and WebLogic, on a monthly basis. In other words, SaaS ISVs can now license the Oracle products they need, when they need them . . . as well as scale their ongoing license investment based on their company growth and end-user demand.

If you're not already aware, you should know that several of the largest SaaS ISVs in the world are already developing and running their applications on the Oracle Platform for SaaS. This new model enables an even broader community of ISVs to build, deploy and manage SaaS applications on the same platform!

I was able to catch up with Judson in his office recently to get his thoughts on this offering:

Be sure to check out my blog and visit the SaaS Knowledge Zone on OPN for additional information.

Thanks for letting me sit in,
Kevin O'Brien
Senior Director
Oracle Worldwide Alliances & Channels