Monday May 18, 2015

Introducing: Cloud Computing Comes of Age

Collaboration between business and IT signals a new phase in cloud computing: It’s no longer enough to deliver speed and simplicity; the cloud must also support mission-critical operations.

This global survey of 376 business and technology leaders reveals a shift from pockets of clouds at the edges to the permeation of cloud throughout the enterprise. The report finds a correlation between an organization’s cloud maturity and the health of its growth initiatives.

That said, those companies with a strategic enterprise approach to cloud are more likely to:

  • Launch new products
  • Expand into new market segments
  • Expand into new geographies
  • Enter new businesses

Oracle had a different vision for the cloud when we started this journey eight years ago.  We know that whatever we built had to be simple and fast.  We also know from years of experience that cost and complexity would be issues unless enterprise standards were part of the original design. Read the full report to understand how companies are approaching the cloud more strategically than before.

As always, thanks for your loyalty to OPN.

Cheers,
Oracle PartnerNetwork

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Oracle IaaS Private Cloud brings subscription pricing to Hosting Partners & SIs

With recent updates to Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Private Cloud, hosting partners and SIs can gain a convenient acquisition model for Oracle’s popular engineered systems - for deployment on-premise or in a hosting center.  


Oracle Infrastructure as a Service

Oracle IaaS Private Cloud includes Oracle Engineered Systems hardware and support for a simple monthly subscription fee. The subscription fee is an operating expense, since Oracle retains ownership of the system. Exadata Storage Server software is also available under the subscription model for use on Exadata systems acquired under an IaaS Private Cloud license. Oracle IaaS Private Cloud combines the security and control of on-premise systems with unique features of cloud computing, including elastic capacity on demand, which enables businesses to access and pay for peak CPU capacity only when needed. Oracle IaaS Private Cloud also includes Oracle’s Engineered Systems Platinum and PlatinumPlus Services for no extra cost.

Oracle IaaS Private Cloud is available for Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle SuperCluster and Oracle Big Data Appliance.

Additional resources:

For more information about Oracle IaaS Private Cloud, visit oracle.com or call +1.800.ORACLE1 to speak to an Oracle representative.

We hope you find this solution as flexible as we do.

Best,
Oracle PartnerNetwork on behalf of Oracle IaaS Private Cloud

Friday May 08, 2015

It's a special weekend...

Wishing a very happy Mother's Day weekend to our partner community. After all, the best strategy around is teaching love and respect! 


Cheers,
Oracle PartnerNetwork

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015

Accenture + Oracle Help Customers Achieve Digital Transformation in the Cloud

Oracle and Accenture recently announced the Accenture and Oracle Business Group, a new business group to help customers achieve their digital transformation goals with the Cloud. Through the group, Accenture and Oracle will deliver industry-specific solutions built on the Oracle Cloud to help clients realize the benefits of the cloud faster and with reduced risk. The Accenture Oracle Business Group brings together the leading technology, skills and experience from each company to offer businesses the ability to implement cloud solutions quicker and easier than ever before.  This is a great example of how Oracle continues to collaborate with its partners, especially OPN Diamond-level members like Accenture, to help bring Cloud to market.


“Building on our 23-year alliance relationship, the Accenture Oracle Business Group combines Accenture’s deep industry and technology experience with Oracle’s expansive set of cloud solutions to deliver client value not found elsewhere in the market today,” said Stephen Rohleder, group chief executive for North America, Accenture. “This is part of our strategy to take advantage of Oracle’s leading technologies and build our business together for the future. It is a game-changer for our clients, Oracle, and Accenture.”

The Accenture Oracle Business Group can simplify the buying process for Accenture solutions based on Oracle Cloud technologies. As a result, your customers can better react to changing business and economic conditions by leveraging end-to-end solutions that address their specific business + industry requirements. The new group will bring breakthrough solutions to market across a range of industries, with an initial focus on the public, financial and hospitality services sectors.

Happy selling!

Best,
The OPN Communications team


Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

Accenture + Oracle Enhance the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D

Happy Wednesday, OPN!

We are proud to announce that Accenture has just expanded the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for Research and Development (R&D) powered by Oracle with the addition of enhanced clinical data management capabilities enabling life sciences companies to generate high-quality and reliable data from clinical trials to reduce the time and cost needed to take drugs from development to market.

This latest version of the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D offers the Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench (DMW), which includes prebuilt integrations to the Oracle Health Sciences InForm, an electronic data capture (EDC) solution to create an end-to-end clinical data collection and management platform.

With the addition of the Oracle Health Sciences DMW, the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D automates the time-consuming manual processes required to load, transform and clean trial data.  Trial sponsors and contract research organizations can now increase the speed and accuracy of data collection, integration and analysis; achieve greater efficiency of clinical workflow and query management; and accelerate stakeholders’ access to data across the trial lifecycle from source to submission.

“Being able to take advantage of new technologies for clinical data management in combination with Oracle InForm is a key factor to helping our clients bring life-improving medicines to patients faster,” said managing director of Accelerated R&D Services, Accenture Life Sciences. “We are proud to launch the latest version of Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D, which harnesses the highly differentiated capabilities of a pre-integrated end-to-end clinical R&D platform based on leading technology from Oracle.”

As previously announced in October, the Life Sciences Cloud Coalition is a ground-breaking initiative, in parallel with the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud for R&D platform, to build an assembly of like-minded leaders, collaborating for a healthier industry in non-competitive areas.  The focus of the coalition is on driving innovation in the Accenture Life Sciences Cloud to digitally enable the R&D function, speed the drug development process while improving quality and cost for the industry.  Members of the Life Sciences Cloud Coalition include Oracle, Eisai, Pfizer, Merck and other leading pharmaceutical companies.

Oracle continues to innovate in a range of industries with our partners. This announcement is a great example of how being a cloud-ready member of OPN, can extend your reach of providing industry-leading cloud solutions and services to customers.

Cheers,
Oracle PartnerNetwork

Monday Apr 20, 2015

Nomintions open! 2015 North America Oracle Excellence Awards

Calling all North America Partners! Now is your chance to apply for the 2015 North America Oracle Excellence Awards which honor outstanding partner innovation and business achievements during FY15. The North America Excellence Awards Program seeks to recognize the unique expertise, innovative solutions and achievements that Oracle’s North America partners deliver.  For those of you new to OPN, these prestigious awards are highly regarded among the North American partner community and garner media interest each year. 

The nomination process for the 2015 North America Excellence Awards Program is now open through July 9. Visit the Awards landing page to download your nomination form(s) today!

Should you have any questions regarding the 2015 North America Excellence Awards Program, please contact Katie Awad @ katie.awad@oracle.com.

Friday Apr 10, 2015

COLLABORATE 15: We look forward to seeing and supporting you!

Each year in between Oracle OpenWorlds, partners support our customers at events such as COLLABORATE 15. So we take the OPN Lounge on the road and support our partners supporting our customers.

Similar to prior years, we'll be dropping by your booth to recognize your company's latest OPN accomplishments. This year, in addition to displaying your OPN credentials, we also want to see how you have made the business transformation to the cloud. So get creative in your booths and drop us a line on Twitter using the hashtag #C15LV. We will be highlighting a few of the best displays!

See you Sunday,

The Oracle PartnerNetwork team