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

Wednesday Oct 03, 2012

Java’s Aromatic Message


Kicking off day 4 of Oracle OpenWorld with a hot cup of Java has never tasted so good! The Java Exchange @ JavaOne keynote took place this morning and covered topics such as M2M and marketing strategy. Senior Vice President of Oracle's Worldwide Alliances and Channels, Judson Althoff, discussed how Java’s device to data center reach offers customers and partners across a range of industries, significant business advantages by minimizing development costs, testing cycles, and time-to-market while maximizing application reuse, solution flexibility and end-to-end security.

All in all, each presenter offered interesting insight into how Java is affecting the world we live in today, as well as how it will affect us in the future. With the potential of 50 billion connected devices by 2020, the world of embedded Java is calling and we need to answer!

Can We Refill Your Java?

The OPN Communications Team

Thursday Aug 30, 2012

The Next Frontier: Java Embedded @ JavaOne


Now more than ever, the Java platform is the best technology for many embedded use cases. Java’s platform independence, high level of functionality, security, and developer productivity, address the key pain points in building embedded solutions... and that’s not just our opinion. Take a look at the new IDC report on Oracle’s stewardship of Java, “Java: Two and a half Years After the Acquisition” (doc #236309, August 2012).

Java already powers around 3 billion devices worldwide, with traditional desktops and servers being only a small portion of that, and the ‘Internet of Things‘ is just really starting to explode. It is estimated that within five years, intelligent and connected embedded devices will outnumber desktops and mobile phones combined, and will generate the majority of the traffic on the Internet.

Is your platform and services strategy ready for the coming disruptions and opportunities?

It should come as no surprise that Oracle is enthusiastically focused on Java for Embedded .  New this year, Oracle is demonstrating its further commitment to the embedded marketplace by offering, for the first time, a dedicated conference focused on the business aspects of embedded Java: Java Embedded @ JavaOne. Co-located with the technically-focused JavaOne conference, Java Embedded @ JavaOne will run for two days in San Francisco targeting C-level executives, architects, business leaders, and decision makers.

With 24 inspired business sessions with expert speakers from 18 prominent companies driving the next generation of Java Embedded business solutions (such as Cinterion, ARM, Hitachi and Rockwell Automation), attendees will learn how Java Embedded technologies and solutions can offer compelling value and a clear path forward to business efficiency and agility.

You’ll also see how Oracle’s comprehensive technology portfolio can deliver a complete ‘Machine to Machine’ platform, from device to datacenter, resulting in a highly secure, resilient, high-performance and cost-effective solution.

Seating is limited and we expect a lot of interest in this new event, so please register now! Note that if you are already attending the Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne conferences, you can attend this conference for only $100 more. Watch my video below to find out more.

I hope to see you there!

Judson Althoff