Monday Oct 05, 2015

Oracle Cloud Marketplace + Oracle Validated Integration Headlines – Week Ending October 2

  • iBiz Software Inc.'s TaxIntegra Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Commerce – Read more
  • Edgewater Ranzal Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics – Read more.

Top Exastack ISV Headlines – Week Ending October 2

Landis+Gyr’s Meter Data Management System testing confirms scalability and performance for Meter Data applications running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine or Oracle SuperCluster. The testing certifies that utility customers running will experience improved performance consuming, validating + processing high volumes of metering data – Read more.

Oracle Partner Webcast: Manufacturing, Banking and Retail Industry Solutions on Oracle Cloud Platform

Digital transcends many industries - manufacturing, banking, telecommunications and retail to name a few.

The Oracle Cloud Platform helps organizations transform these industries with engaging customer experience and agile operational processes and business models.

Join this session and learn how to create solutions for your customers so they can demonstrate the value of Oracle PaaS.

Friday Oct 02, 2015

Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience Strategy & Roadmap Day – October 21

The OAUX team is hosting a one-day interactive seminar ahead of Oracle OpenWorld to get select partners, customers, and internal Oracle cloud thought leaders ready for the main event. This session will focus on Oracle’s forward-looking investment in the Oracle Applications Cloud user experience. Registration is now open!

Oracle Cloud Marketplace + Oracle Validated Integration Headlines – Week Ending September 25

  • INTELIFI's Criminal Background Checks are Now Available via the Oracle Cloud Marketplace – Read more
  • Distributed Index Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle WebCenter Content – Read more
  • iBiz Software Inc.'s ERPIntegra Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Commerce – Read more

Top Exastack ISV Headlines – Week Ending September 25

BI-SAM's B-One ver. 3.1 – a solution designed to centralize performance management processes across via a single platform – achieves Oracle Exadata Ready + Oracle Big Data Appliance Ready Status. The adoption of Oracle Exadata and Oracle Big Data Appliance can enable several benefits to B-One customers – Read more.

Missed the Last Live PartnerCast Focused on Oracle Cloud Platform?

On September 16, Joel Borellis hosted Kaj Van De Loo and Rishi Vaish of Oracle, and Roger Cressey of Qubix International – an Oracle Platinum Partner – to discuss the latest updates on Oracle’s Cloud Platform strategy + partner opportunities. Watch the replay!

New! North America Technology PartnerCast with Bill Swales

Bill Swales, GVP NA Alliances and Channels Sales, will be recording and sharing regular video updates highlighting top business priorities and partner focus areas, as well as sales and enablement opportunities. Check out this week’s message for Bill’s Q2 business assessment, Oracle's updated Cloud Offerings and what you can expect to find at this year's Oracle OpenWorld.

28 Days of Cloud will Transform Your Business

Oracle is working with partners to educate, immerse and build their cloud pipelines.  The 28 Days of Cloud for Partners campaign will provide 28 focused days of Cloud content, deal execution help, pipeline building activities and utilization-focused enablement leading up to Oracle OpenWorld. Weekly quizzes are given on Fridays so you can test your knowledge! Partners also have a chance to win a GoPro camera!

Oracle OpenWorld & JavaOne – This Week’s Updates

  • On Sunday, October 25, OPN Central keynotes will consist of three separate partner sessions, catering specifically to SI, ISV and VAR audiences. All sessions will take place at Moscone West, Level 2.

  • 1:00 – 2:30pm: ISV Partner Session, Hosted by Dan Miller, SVP, ISV & OEM Sales, Oracle;
  • 2:00 – 3:30pm: SI Partner Session, Hosted by Shawn Price, SVP, Cloud Go-to-market and Product Business Groups, Oracle;
  • 2:00 – 3:30pm: VAR Partner Session, Hosted by Regional A&C Leaders and Dave Donatelli, SVP, Converged Infrastructure, Oracle.
  • "My Schedule" – previously referred to as "Schedule Builder" – is now live. As a registered partner, you can use My Schedule to build your personal schedule and reserve seats in sessions. Reminder to have your SSO username + password handy when you arrive onsite.

  • OPN In Focus sessions  @ the OPN Lounge are now live in the Oracle OpenWorld Session Catalog. Review the descriptions and register for sessions through My Schedule.  

  • Are you as social media savvy as you’d like to be? The Social Media Rally Station @ the OPN Lounge reservation tool is now live. Reserve your spot today!

Monday Sep 28, 2015

Another Thought Leader Sees the Light on Oracle Hardware

“I May Be Losing My Mind – I’m Believing In Oracle Hardware”

Read  the blogpost from ESG Founder and Senior Analyst Steve Duplessie for his insights into the advantages of running Oracle on Oracle. Select quotations are below – but read the full blogpost here:

  • “I didn't realize Oracle's cloud strategy is so extensive…”
  • “it’s $12,000 a year for 1 PB of storage. 1000 TBs. For $12 grand. That’s insane.”
  • “Every company in the world can afford to archive data at those price points.”
  • “Oracle is 100% committed to expanding its cloud services.”
  • “Oracle is vertically integrating everything from the chip to the app to the middleware to the storage to the cloud …  The real world benefits from one throat to choke, and one “system” approach. The consumer variant of this has been Apple, and it worked. We’re already seeing a huge trend back to integrated computing stacks, and Oracle just happens to be positioned enormously well here – since everyone runs their database and apps.”
  • “Bottom line is if you're running Oracle software, you can get net incremental advantages that make the software run that much better on Oracle hardware and in the Oracle Cloud.”

PeopleSoft Partner Summit -- 1st - 3rd December 2015

As a key PeopleSoft partner you need to know the direction of Oracle’s ongoing investment in PeopleSoft in order to effectively advise you clients on their enterprise application strategy.

The PeopleSoft Partner Summit is the best and only place to get enabled on PeopleSoft. This three (3) day event consists of Oracle led content that will educate attendees on PeopleSoft positioning, PeopleSoft’s key architectural, technology, and functional changes that will change the way partners deploy, upgrade, and maintain PeopleSoft for their clients.

Read more and register here

JD Edwards Partner News – September 2015

Dear partners,

A new edition of the JD Edwards newsletter is now available. You can find useful information like: how to achieve Oracle Validated Integration with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, new Sales Enablement content, registration details JD Edwards Summit 2016, or JD Edwards Upgrade Workshop Success.

Check our newsletter here

New Oracle Field Service Cloud Service Functional Implementation Boot Camp Available

We are pleased to announce you the availability of the Oracle Field Service Cloud Service Functional Implementation Boot Camp.  It was designed to enable you with the tools and methodologies required to implement Oracle Field Service Cloud Service solutions to clients with an advanced level of understanding of the technology, its features and its market preparedness. At the end of these courses you will have the proper level of knowledge allowing you to take and pass the Oracle Field Service Cloud Service Essentials certification exam.

Fill in the form and request this new Boot Camp here!

Thursday Sep 24, 2015

New Oracle RightNow Cloud Service 2016 Support Specialist Guided Learning Paths

Check out our new Oracle RightNow Cloud Service 2016 Support Specialist guided learning path! It is intended to provide you the required information needed to make use of support for Oracle RightNow Cloud Service applications releases. There is also a new assessment associated with this learning path. It contains 40 questions and it allows you to test your level of knowledge learned from the Oracle RightNow Cloud Service 2016 Support Specialist courses. Passing a >80% of this assessment makes you eligible to become an Oracle RightNow Cloud Service 2016 Support Specialist certificate. Take assessment now!