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!

Friday Sep 18, 2015

Registration is now open for the OAUX Exchange event during OpenWorld 2015!

Speakers and discussions are all well and good, but what is the future of the Oracle Applications UX really like? The OAUX team is providing a daylong, demo-intensive networking event at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 to show you what the results of Oracle's UX strategy will look like. Register now!

Thursday Sep 10, 2015

New Enhancements to the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) Syndicated Oracle Showcase on the Horizon

Zift Solutions and SharedVue, a division of The Channel Company, have joined forces to deliver the next wave of channel marketing automation capabilities delivering comprehensive and compelling Channel Marketing Automation solutions.

For now, the Oracle Showcase, powered by the SharedVue platform, will remain unchanged. We are working closely with the combined team to ensure there is no interruption of service. The SharedVue employees have joined the Zift Solutions team, so you will immediately benefit from a wealth of channel marketing experience that will be focused on further optimizing the results of your Oracle Showcase.

The newly formed entity translates to more value to you. You will benefit from a combined 15 years of channel marketing automation expertise, more extensive service offerings and support resources, and faster innovation and time to market with an expanded Research and Development (R&D) Team.

Learn more:

Thank you for your support. We are certain this new entity will ultimately provide you with significant additional value.

Friday Sep 04, 2015

Announcement: The certification exam retake policy has changed

The certification exam retake policy was created for candidates that did not pass an exam, and was designed to give candidates sufficient time to prepare for the retake while protecting the integrity of the exam content. The retake policy reads that candidates:

  • Must wait 14 days before retaking a failed proctored certification exam;
  • Cannot retake beta exams;
  • Are allowed three attempts to pass a certification exam within a 12 month period;
  • May not retake a passed certification exam at any time.

Partners can earn an OPN Certified Specialist accreditation at Test Fest @ OPN Central, during Orale OpenWorld!

The Test Fest offers ten testing sessions for partners to register and take exams for free! The selection of exams is broad and available on the registration link!

Oracle OpenWorld & JavaOne – What you need to know

  • OpenWorld & JavaOne Pre-registration is now open! Save $200 off the onsite conference price by registering before October 23.
  • Partners are encouraged to earn their accreditation at OPN Test Fest @ OpenWorld! Book a seat for the exam of your choice for any of the ten scheduled sessions.
  • The Oracle Appreciation Event presents two stellar award-winning performers: Elton John and special guest, Beck! An Oracle Appreciation Event ticket is included with the purchase of a full conference pass.

Thursday Aug 27, 2015

Register for OU’s “Value of Training: 2015 Trends & Best Practices” Webinar - August 31

Join Oracle University and Training Industry, Inc. on August 31 at 10 am PT for an informative session on the value of training within your organization. Topics include current trends impacting workforce development, strategic information on the business of learning, and the latest training tools and technology available. Register today! 

Japanese Translation for OPN Certification Now Available

The OPN Certification Exam 1Z0-418 for Oracle Fusion Global Human Resources 2014 Essentials is now available in both Japanese and English. Language preference can be selected on site at Pearson VUE testing centers. Have your partners check the exam page for more preparation details.

Friday Aug 21, 2015

Oracle Openworld + Javaone 2015: Early Bird Registration Extended

  • Good news! Early Bird registration pricing has been extended through August 30. Take advantage of this discount and save $500 off the onsite Oracle OpenWorld + JavaOne conference pass price.
  • Oracle has selected some of the best, most innovative sessions for Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Invite your customers to customize their schedules!

Tuesday Aug 11, 2015

Cloud Services Distribution Addendum to the FUDA (CSDA) Now Available in OPS

The Cloud Services Distribution Addendum to the FUDA (CSDA) and Cloud Services Distribution Schedule to the ISV Master Full Use Addendum (CSDS) are now available in Oracle Partner Store for you to apply for. The link to apply will appear on the current active FUDA or ISV MA Full Use addendum line item on the ‘Distribution Agreements’ tab of the MEMBERSHIP section in OPS. Online acceptance of the terms of the addendum will be available for a limited number of countries in August, with availability for additional countries to follow in the coming months (for those countries that allow online acceptance). 

Team Oracle is Coming to a City Near You!

Check the schedule to see when Team Oracle is coming to your area and take advantage of this family-friendly hospitality and networking opportunity. Nominations are open for all remaining air shows. Review the Team Oracle 2015 Field Flash for additional information.

Systems Deal support & Strategic Engagement Resources

Check out the Systems Engagement Team (SET) webpage for Sales Tools/Resources and Customer/Channel wins.

Updated Specializations Catalog – July 31

The latest Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations. Headlines: Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 no longer qualifying; Oracle HCM Cloud: Oracle Fusion Talent Management Cloud and Oracle HCM Cloud: Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service expected in Q2.

Friday Aug 07, 2015

Important Updates for Strategic Alliances Partners

Have you opted into Oracle communications? If you haven’t, it’s possible you’re missing out on key information from Troy Richardson & team around Oracle's key initiatives. Check out the latest newsletter today.