Wednesday Mar 04, 2015

Register for COLLABORATE 15 – April 12-16

Take advantage of this great educational and peer-to-peer networking conference featuring 800 user-driven sessions, Oracle DEMOgrounds and our Usability Lab!

Why CIOs Still Matter

A funny thing happened on the road to CIO extinction: Digital disruption made CIOs more valuable than ever, writes Bob Evans in this OracleVoice blog. Top IT leaders are thriving as customer advocates while harnessing the power of customer-centric Big Data and analytics. Watch & share Bob’s 2015 insights with your C-level customers!

Oracle Validated Integration Headlines – Week ending February 27

  • Crawford Technologies PRO Transform Plus achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle WebCenter Content 11g – Read more
  • Ventureforth's vAudit achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 – Read more

PartnerCast Replay: ISV & OEM Partner Program Update

·         Oracle Engineered Systems for ISVs David Hicks, VP of WW ISV & OEM Business Development, hosts Sohan DeMel, VP of Product Strategy & Business Development at Oracle, and Todd Goldman, VP of Product Strategy for Data Integration at Informatica, to discuss the benefits of Engineered Systems for ISVs and how Informatica has been able to monetize their applications running on Oracle engineered systems. Watch today!

Technology Preview Available for the Oracle Linux Software Collection Library

We have announced a technology preview for the Oracle Linux software collection library. The software collection library provides useful features to both developers and administrators by providing access to later versions of packages and libraries commonly used in development, such as Perl, PHP and Python. Learn more!

Now Available: New Chinese Translations for OPN Certifications

Exams 1Z0-497 Oracle Database 12c Essentials and Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Implementation Essentials can be now taken in Simplified Chinese or English upon preference at Pearson VUE testing centers. Check the above exam pages for more preparation details!

Monday Mar 02, 2015

Specializations Catalog - March

The latest Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations!

Top Headlines:

  • Alternative criteria setexpired for Servers and Storage Systems Specalizations
  • Oracle Mobile Security Suite 11g and Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 now active
  • Sun ZFS Storage Appliance no longer qualifying

OPN Website Has Gone Mobile

We are pleased to announce the initial launch of the OPN Website's mobile responsive interface! This design refresh supports an “Anywhere, Any Device” user experience for tablets and smartphones. Make sure to check it out now! For more information click here.

Partner Webcast – Oracle Business Process Management 12c : The Game Changer for your Business

Join us to find out more about the Oracle BPM Suite 12c and the release new features. Oracle BPM 12c is quite powerful with the ability to model highly complex and dynamic processes. Allow the end users to easily create routine processes such as approvals, reviews, and financial processes and also those types of processes that are difficult to model using a typically structured flow. These processes tend to have a high degree of variability in execution and have significant dependency on human decisions. BPMN by itself is inadequate to handle such processes.


  • Oracle BPM 12c Key Objectives
  • Oracle BPM 12c Highlights
  • Developer Productivity
  • Summary - Q&A

 Read more here.

Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

JD Edwards Partner News - February 2015 Edition Now Available

Check out here our JD Edwards Partner Newsletter to stay informed with the recent events in the field.
Don’t miss John Schiff’s Note about the recent JD Edwards Summit!

Tuesday Feb 24, 2015

Update Your Oracle Linux with Ksplice

NEW TRAINING VIDEO: Update Your Oracle Linux with Ksplice!  Watch this video to learn how you can update the kernel on a running system with no downtime!

Top Exastack ISV Headlines - February 24

On Demand Webcast for ISVs designed to illustrate the opportunity and impact Oracle engineered systems are having around rapid application deployment, accelerated performance, and streamlined support. Register here!

Live OPN PartnerCast: Oracle ERP Applications Update – February 25

Tune in on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 10 AM PT to watch a live OPN PartnerCast focused on Oracle ERP Applications hosted by Joel Borellis, GVP of Partner Enablement at Oracle. Stream it live from the Oracle PartnerNetwork homepage and join the conversation during the live event via Twitter by using @oraclepartners or #OPN.

Topics include:

  • Oracle’s Cloud Strategy and Enterprise Resource Planning Overview
  • Oracle Financials Cloud and Project Portfolio Management Cloud Strategy
  • Oracle Procurement and Supply Chain Management in the Cloud

Missed the last live PartnerCast on the ISV & OEM Partner Program? Replays are now available!

Live Virtual Training: Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management 2014 for PreSales

These FREE live virtual training sessions are designed to provide attendees with a solid overview of the subject matter. Information will also be provided about additional training opportunities, Guided Learning Paths and online assessments.

What will we cover:
This session will cover the materials available on the Guided Learning Path in detail.
Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management 2014 for PreSales

Learn more here!

Live Virtual Training: Fast Track to DB 12C Specialization for Sales

These FREE live virtual training sessions are designed to provide attendees with a solid overview of the subject matter. Information will also be provided about additional training opportunities, Guided Learning Paths and online assessments.

This session will provide information on how to access and leverage the following Guided Learning Path: Oracle Database 12c Sales Specialist

What will we cover:

This hour-long session will provide attendees with an overview of the content in the Oracle Database 12c Guided Learning Path, including positioning, release strategy as well as functions and features. You will leave with a high-level overview and understanding of how to position, present, and sell Oracle Database 12c.

Lern more here!