Friday Nov 23, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld São Paulo Is Back!

Guess what’s back and bigger than ever! Oracle OpenWorld São Paulo, and we can’t wait to see YOU there! Be part of the first ever Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange Latin America, a program that incorporates special activities specifically tailored to you, our partners. Oracle OpenWorld Latin America is taking place from December 4th – 6th at the Transamerica Expo Center, so if you haven’t already registered, hurry and do so to take advantage of our Early Bird pricing here!

This year’s jam-packed agenda includes keynotes from Hugo Freytes, SVP of Latin America Alliances and Channels, and many more! The OPN Keynote session will take place on December 5th from 10:00am to 12:00am, and the program will feature four tracks including Applications, Cloud, Engineered Systems and Technology for partners, complete with endless content! Click here to view the Oracle OpenWorld Latin America Oracle PartnerNetwork Agenda.

Also, we wanted to offer a huge THANK YOU to our 2012 Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange Latin America and Lounge sponsors: Avnet and Preteco!

Be sure to stop by our Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge to hold meetings, network with your peers, and engage in relevant conversations with your partners, customers and other industry professionals.

Finally, don’t wait to register! Early Bird Pricing for OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld has ends November, 23. You really don't want to miss this great opportunity to learn, network, and be a part of the experience. Register here!

Welcome to the new Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld Latin America 2012!

The OPN Communications Team

Thursday Nov 01, 2012

It’s that Time of Year Again… OPN Survey Time!

Whether you’re still carving pumpkins or getting ready to carve a turkey, be sure to carve out your chance to win one of 5 Apple i-Pads, by taking our Oracle PartnerNetwork Survey!

On October 12th, Oracle Alliances and Channels sent out invitations asking you to complete the Oracle PartnerNetwork Survey and provide feedback on Oracle’s Enablement, Partner Business Center, OPN Portal, Communications, Benefits, OPN Competency Center, Solutions Catalog and Marketing. 

So, if you’re feeling as festive as we are, and received an invitation to participate, we hope you take this opportunity to provide us feedback so we can continue to drive meaningful programs and interactions with you, our partners!

If you didn’t receive an invitation but still want to get the get the holidays started with your very own i-Pad, you’re welcome to send us a note at with your candid feedback, or request to be added to the list for future surveys.

The drawing for the Apple i-Pads will take place after the survey closes mid November. Thank you in advance for your participation and we look forward to receiving your response.

Let the holiday season begin!

The OPN Communications Team

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012

Deal Registration is moving to OPS– Guest Post


We have listened to, contemplated around, and agreed with your feedback when it comes to our current deal registration system, and now we are proud to announce that deal registration is moving to the Oracle Partner Store! If you missed the live announcement at Oracle OpenWorld, watch below as Titina Ott, VP of  Worldwide Alliances & Channels, presents on this upcoming and exciting functionality.

Some benefits of this move include:

  • Simplified Registration Form
  • Easier and Faster Product Selection
  • Expanded Browser Support
  • Shared Registration Visibility Between VAD and VAR
  • Downloadable tracking and reporting
  • Shared Customer Selection From Partner Ordering Functions

As you may already be aware, the Oracle Partner Store is a very popular, feature rich application for partners like you, that handles software and hardware ordering, including configurations, additional discount requests and product and price information.

This big move is set to go live November 19th 2012, but don’t wait until then! If you don’t already have an Oracle Partner Store account, register today  and get ready for the big move!

Best Regards,

Simon Davis

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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

Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

And We’re Off


We are well into Oracle OpenWorld 2012, and what a couple days it has been! From day one and two of the Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange Program, a jammin’ AfterDark reception atop the Metreon City View Terrance, and some major keynotes around Cloud to go with it. We think it’s safe to say we are off to a running start!

With all the excitement buzzing around the floor, we couldn’t help but ask YOU our partners, just what you’re looking forward to the most this week. Is it our Test Fest, or possibly our Social Media Rally Station at the OPN Lounge, or our 40+ general sessions? Whatever it is, we can’t wait to exceed your expectations!

Watch this awesome video below to find out what some other OPN partners like you are talking about this week!

See you on the Floor,
The OPN Communications Team

Saturday Sep 29, 2012

Not Attending Oracle OpenWorld? Not to Worry!


In an ideal world, Oracle partners near and far would all be able to partake in our grand OpenWorld event set to unfold on Sunday, September 30th, but we understand that not everyone can make it. What we’re trying to get at here is this if you're not attending, you're going to be missed! But even if you can't be there in person, you can still watch the OPN Exchange keynotes, general sessions, and more through our live YouTube channel! Isn’t technology wonderful?

Just l like last year, Oracle OpenWorld will stream 24x7 via our Oracle YouTube channel. So whether you’re on a bus or a train, at the office or in your favorite recliner, visit to take part in this “live” Oracle OpenWorld experience.

Finally, don’t miss Judson Althoff’s Partner Keynote from 1-3 pm PST on Sunday, September 30th. For more information about the conference—including the keynote schedule— or to register and attend Oracle OpenWorld in person, please visit the Oracle OpenWorld Website.

It's Almost Showtime, 

The OPN Communications Team