Wednesday Nov 25, 2015

Oracle Partner Store Enhancements Impact Partner Deal Registration

As of November 9, the following enhancements were made in the OPS deal registration tool: 

  1. Deal Extension process automation
  2. Marketing Source Code selection
These enhancement impacts how you register deals. Be sure to view the archived OMM training sessions to learn more.

Tuesday Nov 17, 2015

OPN In Focus Session Replays Delivered Right to Your Inbox!

Didn’t attend everything you wanted to last week at Oracle OpenWorld? Head to the Oracle Resource Center for a complete list of OPN In Focus Sessions. You and your partners can select which sessions you’d like to listen to, and they’ll be emailed directly to you!

Thursday Nov 12, 2015

Webinar replay: What happens when Software moves into Silicon

Oracle Academy is offering an exciting opportunity to learn about the design principles behind the revolutionary Software in Silicon technology which is at the core of Oracle's SPARC M7 microprocessor chip design. In a replay of a panel discussion with senior executives from the software & hardware side of Oracle's business, you will gain insights into the strategy behind Oracle’s dramatic computer chip redesign architecture, as well as hear the Q&A that took place with the panel. Catch the replay on Otube and YouTube!

Registration now open for the 2016 Oracle JD Edwards Summit – February 1-5

Partners can now register for the 2016 Oracle JD Edwards Summit taking place February 1-5 in Broomfield, Colorado. Take advantage of our exciting lineup of keynotes, breakout sessions & workshops and learn how to position JD Edwards in a quickly evolving cloud landscape and to thrive in the Oracle JD Edwards economy. Visit the official website to register and learn more about the event details. 

Upcoming LIVE OPN PartnerCast: Oracle OpenWorld News + Highlights – November 19

Tune in next Thursday, November 19 at 10am PT to hear the latest news and announcements stemming from Oracle OpenWorld! Joel Borellis is hosting and will be joined by Rod Johnson, Renato Ribeiro and Kimberly Lasseter of Oracle. Viewers will have a chance to win an official Oracle OpenWorld conference bag containing popular goodies! Watch the show live from the OPN homepage and follow the conversation via Twitter using @oraclepartners and #OPN.

Friday Nov 06, 2015

Mark Hurd Makes Five Predictions for IT in 2025

Mark Hurd started his Oracle OpenWorld keynote with, “What do you think CEOs are thinking about?” The answer, he said, is surviving. Read about Mark’s five major IT predictions for ten years from now. Read more here!

OPN Cloud Registered Level for Partners New to Oracle

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) now offers an immediate opportunity to cloud-focused partners who are interested in building their business with Oracle Cloud. New cloud partners are encouraged to join OPN at the Cloud Registered level before May 31, 2016 to take advantage of key Oracle Cloud focused benefits with no membership fee.

Cloud Registered level members will be eligible for benefits including the ability to resell Oracle Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions, access to the OPN Cloud Business Builder for sales, marketing and technical training and resources, as well as OPN branding. This level is only available to partners new to Oracle. For more information and to join, go to the OPN Website, Partner with Oracle > Get Started > Levels & Benefits!

OPN Cloud Program Announcements

Oracle recently announced a new Cloud program to help partners take advantage of Oracle’s Integrated Cloud Applications and Platform Services. The announcement provides a preview of Cloud designations that will be launched on February 1, 2016 to provide tiers of recognition and progressive level benefits to showcase partners’ expertise, skills and investment in the Oracle Cloud. Read more about this and other OPN Cloud program announcements in the October 25 Press Release and on the OPN Website under the Cloud tab. 

Oracle Certification Issues Digital Certification Badges

Oracle Certification issues Digital Certification Badges which is a digital way for our certification candidates to represent their certification achievement. The badges are secure, web-enabled credentials and digital badging provides the rigor and verification organizations need to recognize and validate real achievements!

Friday Oct 30, 2015

Missed Oracle OpenWorld 2015?

Didn’t attend Oracle OpenWorld but want the full scoop? Check out the OPN Strategy Blog, Oracle OpenWorld Blog and Oracle Social Spotlight for great recaps of the general sessions, keynotes, OPN Lounge happenings, receptions and main stage conversations

Join us for two separate OPN webcasts that will provide an overview of Larry Ellison’s Systems announcements made at Oracle OpenWorld. In these sessions, we will provide product overviews with emphasis on sales positioning/opportunities and OPN resources to help with your selling efforts. 

Enterprise Servers:

  • NAS/EMEA/LAD: Wednesday November 4th, 2015 @ 8:00 am PST (">calendar link)
  • JAPAC: Wednesday November 4th, 2015 @ 6:00 pm PST (calendar link)

Engineered Systems:

  • NAS/EMEA/LAD: Tuesday November 3rd, 2015 @ 8:00 am PST (calendar link)
  • JAPAC: Tuesday November 3rd, 2015 @ 6:00 pm PST (calendar link)

Monday Oct 19, 2015

OPN Central @ OpenWorld – The Countdown is On!

  • OPN General Sessions: On Sunday, October 25, OPN General Sessions 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. Encourage your partners to register for their session of choice via My Schedule and review the full agenda for OPN Central @ OpenWorld.
  • OPN Central Focus On Doc: Encourage your partners to maximize their conference time by using the OPN Central Focus On Doc to plan their week!
  • ISV Cloud Bar - Ask the Experts! will give partners a chance to have all of their technical questions answered + cloud strategy evaluated. Look for The Experts throughout the conference in the OPN Lounge, Moscone West, the OPN AfterDark Reception and Marriott Marquis.
  • OPN In Focus sessions: Encourage your partners to reserve their spots for OPN In Focus sessions via My Schedule.
  • Social Media Rally Station: Are your partners living up to their social media potential? The Social Media Rally Station @ the OPN Lounge reservation tool is live and spots are still available!

Friday Oct 16, 2015

Exclusive Opportunity to attend the OMC Launch @ Oracle OpenWorld

You and your customers are invited to the unveiling of a new family of cloud services at Oracle OpenWorld that will enable you to tap into growing cloud-based monitoring & analytics markets. Since there is limited seating, we recommend pre-registering for GEN9778 for Oracle Management Cloud: Real-Time Monitoring, Log, & IT Operations Analytics. In addition, you can view demos in the Exhibition Hall and visit the OPN Lounge for resell and partner training information. Not attending Oracle OpenWorld or want more details? Visit the Oracle Cloud PaaS Knowledge Zone to learn more.

Wednesday Oct 14, 2015

OPN Central @ OpenWorld: You don’t want to miss it

Take full advantage of what Oracle PartnerNetwork and Oracle OpenWorld have to offer at OPN Central @ OpenWorld. Don't miss out on the opportunity to gain valuable insight from Oracle executives as they give the most current Oracle direction and strategy.

On Sunday, October 25, OPN General Sessions will consist of three separate partner sessions catering specifically to ISV, SI and VAR audiences:

  • ISV General Session: Oct. 25, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Hosted by Dan Miller
  • SI General Session: Oct. 25, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Hosted by Shawn Price
  • VAR General Session: Oct. 25, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Hosted by Dave Donatelli

Find all the details you need here!

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.”

Tuesday Sep 22, 2015

New! Enhancements to the OPN Syndicated Oracle Showcase

Zift Solutions and SharedVue – a division of The Channel Company – have joined forces to deliver the next wave of channel marketing automation capabilities. We encourage you to learn more about the new comprehensive and compelling Channel Marketing Automation solutions!