Thursday Apr 17, 2014

Nominations Due June 20 For Oracle Excellence Awards: Sustainability Innovation

Are you working with an organization that is using Oracle products to reduce its environmental footprint while improving operational efficiencies? Reducing energy usage? Reducing gas usage? Going paperless? You and your customer may be a likely nominee for Oracle’s Sustainability Innovation Award, part of the Oracle Excellence awards. Get more details and submit a nomination form here by June 20. These global awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco by Jeff Henley, Oracle Chairman of the Board, in a special conference session to select customers and their partners. 

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014

Get Specialized, Get Published, Get Customers!

We know you work hard to generate valuable and cutting-edge content for your customers, so let Oracle help you reach your target customer base and offer you greater exposure than ever before. With over 30,000 unique visitors using our site per month, what better way to promote your events and name than through Best of all, this service is readily available to you as an OPN Specialized Partner. Connect with us @ WWAC-EVENTS-PUBLISHING-GRP_RO@ORACLE.COM or read more here.

Tips from the Experts: Rapidly Deploying Applications with Oracle VM Templates

Join this Live Webcast on April 17, 10am PT, and learn about Oracle VM templates with a real world application deployment example! Oracle VM application-driven architecture is designed for rapid application deployment for both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads. Using Oracle VM Templates, entire application stacks can be pre-installed, pre-configured for rapid deployment. With Oracle VM Template for BeyondTrust's PowerBroker, customers can standardize the deployment of their security software, eliminate the installation and configuration costs, and reduce the ongoing maintenance and support costs, hence  helping organizations achieve faster time to market.

Oracle OpenWorld And Javaone 2014 – Important Actions

Below are important items you need to know regarding Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne:

Attend Our Live Webcast And Learn What’s New In Oracle UPK 12.1!

Join the UPK Product Management experts and learn about the latest release of Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) 12.1 – Standard & Professional Editions. This customer-driven release blends new expert features, usability, and performance enhancements to position UPK as the premier product in the industry. UPK 12.1 helps organizations author robust conceptual and transactional content, manage complex content aligning with application lifecycle, integrate with a growing number of enterprise applications, and serve the mobile workforce.

Attend our LIVE webcast and learn what’s new in Oracle UPK 12.1:
Two Timeslots To Choose From
8:00am pacific & 6:00pm pacific

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – Evening Session
*Note: session has been moved an hour to accommodate additional regions

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Hong Kong
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sydney
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific

Register Now for April 16

Thursday, April 17, 2014 – Morning Session

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. GMT

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Monday Apr 14, 2014

PartnerCast Evite April 16: Solving Data Growth Problem

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 16 at 10 AM PDT to watch a live OPN PartnerCast focused on solving the data growth problems for partners’ customers. Oracle experts will be joining to discuss hot topics on Oracle Database, Oracle Exadata, and Oracle Storage. Stream it live from the Oracle PartnerNetwork homepage. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions, participate in polls, and share comments during the live event via Twitter by using @oraclepartners or #OPN in your tweets. Register now!

Wednesday Apr 09, 2014

Do You Know the Rules of Enterprise Data Discovery?

Attend this April 17 webcast at 10 a.m. Pacific to learn the 5 rules of the road that guarantee success with enterprise data discovery!

After this session, you will know how:

  • Self-service data discovery can be governed to empower both the business and IT
  • You can make the most of the enterprise data you've already got, by blending it with the new and diverse data being generated every day
  • The business can get what it wants by leveraging existing IT investments without compromising the single version of the truth

Monday Apr 07, 2014

2014 North America Excellence Awards - Submit An Entry!

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 North America Excellence Awards Program is now open for nominations and is accepting submissions through July 7, 2014 at 12:00 Noon Pacific. Download the nomination form(s) today. Have a question? Please contact Lisa Chang at

New Enhancements To The OPN Competency Center (OPN CC)

New enhancements to the OPN Competency Center (OPN CC) are now available. View the highlights of the new enhancements and improvements we've made!

Specialization Catalog Updates – Week Of April 7

The updated Specialization Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations launched and planned as part of the Specialization Program. Highlights include: Database 12c and Exalytics implementation exam availability, as well as Exadata Database Machine Models X2-2 and X2-8 updates.

Partner Enablement Update: The Latest News For April

The April issue covers a broad range of resources and updates designed for the partner ecosystem. Headlines include Renamed Knowledge Zones and Specializations, new beta exams, resell Oracle Big Data Appliance and more. Read the full issue now!

On-Demand Webcast Series: Transform Your Business With Big Data

Everyone is talking big data, and more than a few are shaken by the challenges it presents. If your customers are struggling to understand how to fit big data technologies into their IT infrastructure and want expert advice from thought leaders and industry peers on solving big data challenges, point them to this on-demand webcast series.

Friday Mar 28, 2014

Oracle OpenWorld And JavaOne 2014 – Key Actions

Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne planning is underway! Below are some important items you and your partners need to know:

  • Partners will be able to access all official Oracle PartnerNetwork activities with a full conference OpenWorld or Discover badge. OPN Exchange will not be taking place at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 – additional details forthcoming;
  • Oracle OpenWorld registration is now open!
  • Oracle OpenWorld call for proposals is open and partner submissions are highly encouraged!
  • The JavaOne 2014 call for proposals is open, partner submissions are highly encouraged!
  • Bookmark the official OpenWorld homepage to get the latest updates;
  • Any questions? Contact for more information.

Tuesday Mar 25, 2014

Oracle Mobile Security Partner – Sales Playbook Now Available

Learn about the Mobile Security market, Oracle's Mobile Security vision and how the Oracle Mobile Security Suite – leveraging leading technology from the acquisition of Bitzer Mobile – simplifies and secures enterprise mobility. This playbook equips you to identify opportunities, and provides product overview and roadmap, sales plays and messaging, and partner go-to-market readiness and enablement. Download it today: Oracle Identity Management Knowledge Zone > Market and Sell tab > Additional Resources > Mobile Security Partner Sales Playbook.

Friday Mar 21, 2014

NOW LIVE: New Program & Enrollments OPN Membership System

The Oracle PartnerNetwork is pleased to announce Membership Programs and Enrollments (P&E) are now live in the Oracle Partner Store (OPS).  OPS now offers P&E processes that are streamlined, automated, and fully integrated with deal registration and ordering.  If you weren’t able to attend our live training, please take a few minutes to watch the replay on the OPN training page.  In addition, you can visit our OPN Information Center for updated processes and tutorials or reach out to your regional Partner Business Center for more information.