Wednesday Mar 25, 2015

Learn how Java Meets the Challenges of the Connected Vehicle – April 15

In today’s world of connectivity and Internet of Things (IoT), automobile drivers expect advanced support from their cars, including internet connectivity, intelligent navigation, automated service scheduling, passenger entertainment & more. This requires secure application communication and management, with support for live updates to existing and new services over time. Just take a look at the image below if you don't believe us.


Oracle Java Embedded is engineered and optimized to meet these challenges and unlock the business value of the connected vehicle and the IoT.

Join us on Wednesday, April 15 for a live webcast to learn more about this topic. Oracle’s Terrence Barr, Senior Principal Product Manager along with MicroDoc will explain how Java can be used to meet the need for communication, flexibility, security and modularity. Register today!

Cheers,
Your AlwaysOn OPN Comms team

Tuesday Jan 14, 2014

Oracle Teams with China UnionPay to Promote Secure Banking in China

Oracle and China UnionPay will be working together to increase awareness and use of the Java Card platform in the Chinese financial market. UnionPay is a bankcard association established under the approval of the State Council and the People’s Bank of China (PBOC). UnionPay has become a central and pivotal part of China’s bankcard industry, and plays an essential role in industry development.


The collaboration between Oracle and China UnionPay will provide current Java Card licensees and new prospects with the confidence to develop and utilize Java Card–based applications. Oracle will help develop and test the Java Card platform for use in the Chinese banking system, while Oracle and China UnionPay will offer technical support and service on Java Card to help the effective use of the Java Card platform depending on the requirements of Chinese enterprises and banks.

The Java Card Platform provides an open, interoperable environment enabling the development and deployment of portable trusted identity services to individuals and personal devices, such as SIMs and Smart Cards. To date, over 12 billion Java Card units have been shipped.

Friday Nov 22, 2013

Have You Heard? OPN PartnerCasts Found a New Groove!

If you caught the last couple of OPN PartnerCasts, you might have noticed a few changes. We've rebooted the program with new segments from the Oracle Studio newsroom.

Now we're giving you the latest headlines from the partner ecosystem, plus opportunities to give us real-time feedback through polls and Twitter. This is all in addition to the strategic in-depth content you're used to getting from Oracle line-of-business experts, as well as partner and customer insights.

But wait — there's more! We're at the mid-point of our rousing interview series on the Oracle Customer Experience Cloud Suite. These segments give you an inside look at winning CX strategies and the Oracle solutions that support them. So far, we've covered the Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud Service and Oracle's Social Relationship Management tool.

If you missed them, never fear! Replays of each segment are available on-demand on the OPN PartnerCast page, the Oracle Media Network and the OPN YouTube channel.

Or, you can watch them right here!



Next on tap for the CX series: Sales Automation. Catch this — as well as key Java updates — on the next all-new PartnerCast. Watch it live at partners.oracle.com, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:00 am PT.

See you online!

Your OPN PartnerCasters




Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

Internet of Things Becoming Reality

The Internet of Things is not just on the radar—it’s becoming a reality. A globally connected continuum of devices and objects will unleash untold possibilities for businesses and the people they touch. But the “things” are only a small part of a much larger, integrated architecture.

A great example of this comes from the healthcare industry.

Imagine an expectant mother who needs to watch her blood pressure. She lives in a mountain village 100 miles away from medical attention.

Luckily, she can use a small “wearable” device to monitor her status and wirelessly transmit the information to a healthcare hub in her village.

Now, say the healthcare hub identifies that the expectant mother’s blood pressure is dangerously high. It sends a real-time alert to the patient’s wearable device, advising her to contact her doctor. It also pushes an alert with the patient’s historical data to the doctor’s tablet PC. He inserts a smart security card into the tablet to verify his identity. This ensures that only the right people have access to the patient’s data.

Then, comparing the new data with the patient’s medical history, the doctor decides she needs urgent medical attention. GPS tracking devices on ambulances in the field identify and dispatch the closest one available.

An alert also goes to the closest hospital with the necessary facilities. It sends real-time information on her condition directly from the ambulance. So when she arrives, they already have a treatment plan in place to ensure she gets the right care.

The Internet of Things makes a huge difference for the patient. She receives personalized and responsive healthcare. But this technology also helps the businesses involved. The healthcare provider achieves a competitive advantage in its services. The hospital benefits from cost savings through more accurate treatment and better application of services. All of this, in turn, translates into savings on insurance claims.

This is an ideal scenario for the Internet of Things—when all the devices integrate easily and when the relevant organizations have all the right systems in place. But in reality, that can be difficult to achieve. Core design principles are required to make the whole system work. Open standards allow these systems to talk to each other. Integrated security protects personal, financial, commercial and regulatory information. A reliable and highly available systems infrastructure is necessary to keep these systems running 24/7.

If this system were just made up of separate components, it would be prohibitively complex and expensive for almost any organization.

The solution is integration, and Oracle is leading the way. We’re developing converged solutions, not just from device to datacenter, but across devices, utilizing the Java platform, and through data acquisition and management, integration, analytics, security and decision-making.

The Internet of Things (IoT) requires the predictable action and interaction of a potentially endless number of components. It’s in that convergence that the true value of the Internet of Things emerges. Partners who take the comprehensive view and choose to engage with the Internet of Things as a fully integrated platform stand to gain the most from the Internet of Things’ many opportunities.

To discover what else Oracle is doing to connect the world, read about Oracle’s Internet of Things Platform. Learn how you can get involved as a partner by checking out the Oracle Java Knowledge Zone.

Best regards,

David Hicks




Tuesday May 14, 2013

How Do You Take Your Java Embedded?

Lights, camera, action! In case you missed last week’s Java focused PartnerCast, we got the scoop right here. From the background and benefits of Oracle’s Device to Data Center platform, to an update on Java Embedded products – we even had Oracle customer Eurotech stop by to discuss their experience with Java and Oracle Diamond level member Hitachi. As always, we took live questions from our partner audience on Twitter @Oraclepartners

Ed Zou, Vice President of Product Management, joined our host and Group Vice President of Worldwide Java Sales, Geoff Morton, to discuss some of the challenges businesses are facing today, and how Oracle Java Embedded and Device to Data Center solutions align to remedy them. Watch the background and benefits of Oracle’s Device to Data Center platform video below:

Up next we had Henrik Stahl, Senior Director of Product Management to discuss some exciting Oracle Java Embedded updates with Geoff. Henrik not only touched on what was new with Java, he also shared how Java Embedded developments add value for the whole Oracle stack and improve the overall Java platform. He also took some thought provoking questions from our partner audience. You can watch the Java Embedded video below:

Finally, we were thrilled to have Oracle customer, Eurotech, a world leader in Embedded computing technology, join us in Oracle’s studio. Hilary Tomasson, Vice President of Marketing for Eurotech North America, discussed the solution Eurotech has built using Oracle’s Java Embedded technology and their partnership with Hitachi. She also mentions some vital use cases where Java’s solution is adding value to customers and partners in the cloud. Watch Eurotech’s experience with Java and Oracle Diamond level member Hitachi, in this video:

If you haven’t already been able to tell, Java is everywhere and in everything! So grab a cup of coffee and settle in to this new and exciting world. 

With Cream and Sugar,

The OPN Communications Team

Thursday Nov 29, 2012

Bring on the Cheer, Oracle’s Q3 is Here

November is long gone and December is near… this must mean OPN’s Q2 Winter Wrap-Up is here! Listed below are just a few of the highlights from Oracle’s past three months…

  1. Yet another successful Oracle OpenWorld 2012 and the launch of our first ever Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange program! Get the recap.
  2. Our exciting Java Embedded @ JavaOne event. Get the low-down here!
  3. The debut of our new Oracle Cloud programs for partners, which have already created some awesome buzz in the Channel. Check out the CRN article, and don’t forget to watch the Cloud Programs Overview video and visit our OPN Cloud Knowledge Zone!
  4. On the product front, Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance was awarded the 2012 Tech Innovator and Enterprise App Award by CRN. Read the full article.
  5. Oracle partner, Hitachi Consulting, reached OPN’s premier Diamond Level status. Read more.

Was Oracle part of your September, October or November highlights? If so, leave us a comment below, we’d love to feature your story! Also, don’t forget to share the love by re-tweeting this post on Twitter or “liking” this post on Facebook!

Stay Warm,

The OPN Communications Team 

Monday Oct 15, 2012

Going… Going.. Going.. GONE! The OPNX ScoreBoard

 

It was the bottom of the 9th, the bases were loaded and Oracle PartnerNetwork knocked it out of the park! Partners really scored big this year with the first ever Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange Program at OpenWorld, and it was a win for the ages!

With so much to take part in and experience, we wanted to offer you a quick play-by-play of the week in case you couldn’t make every event. Up to bat first was our Global Keynote. The Keynote Hall was packed with a full house, and the crowd went wild after the latest Cloud announcements were made. The OPN Exchange General Sessions followed shortly after, and covered topics like Technology, Applications and Engineered Systems – a real game changer for our partners and customers alike!

Work hard, play hard has always been our motto, as partners mixed and mingled during Sunday’s AfterDark Reception, all while Macy Gray sung her greatest hits below. But that was only Game Day #1. The rest of the week included: 50+ Partner exclusive sessions, OPN’s Test Fest, the bright and early 5K Partner Fun Run, the Social Media Rally Station at the OPN Lounge, Java Embedded @JavaOne and last but not least, our Ice Cream Social… If only there were some peanuts to go with!

The OPN Communications Team