Wednesday Dec 11, 2013

Oracle Mobile Strategy Update - Simplifying Enterprise Mobility

Oracle will host a strategy update webcast featuring Gartner. Together they will discuss: 1. Oracle’s mobile strategy 2. Current enterprise mobility challenges and opportunities, as presented by Featured Analyst Firm Gartner 3. How Oracle is addressing mobility challenges and simplifying enterprise mobility with Oracle Mobile Platform. Read more here.

How Complex is Your Tech? 18 Questions to Find Out!

Take Oracle’s online self-assessment tool to find out how complex your IT environment is. You'll receive a free, customized report that ranks your organization compared to a typical company, plus recommendations to simplify IT and drive innovation.

Free Live Virtual Class, December 13th - Oracle Policy Automation for Sales and PreSales

Please join us for the FAst Track Friday FREE LVC for Policy Automation. The sessions are open to all Oracle Partners and are specifically tailored to individuals from Sales and Pre-Sales organizations. Implementation consultants and subject matter management are also highly encouraged to attend and attain Specialist status in their field.

PeopleSoft Country Extension Developer Kit (CEDK) Now Available!

Oracle’s Development organization is pleased to announce the completion of the Country Extension Developer Kit (CEDK). Everything you need to know can be found on My Oracle Support, Document 1593775.1 (PeopleSoft Global Payroll Country Extension Development Kit). Read more here.

Upgrade Corner for Fusion HCM Cloud

Make sure you regularly check the Oracle Fusion HCM Cloud Upgrade Corner for new recordings and fresh information! Knowledge Zone membership required for access.

Fast Track to Specialist Assessments

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend these live virtual training sessions that are designed to teach attendees all they need to know to in order to sit and pass the associated specialist assessment exam. The content will be presented by trainers that are experts in their field and will allow time for students to complete both the coursework and the assessment in one single day. The sessions are open to all Oracle Partners and are specifically tailored to individuals from Sales and Pre-Sales organizations. Implementation consultants and subject matter management are also highly encouraged to attend and attain Specialist status in their field.

Oracle Sponsors OpenStack Foundation; Offers Customers Even Greater Choice

Oracle has become a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack® Foundation. Oracle is planning to integrate OpenStack cloud management components into Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, Oracle Infrastructure as a Service, Oracle’s ZS3 Series, Axiom storage systems and StorageTek tape systems. Read more here.

Systems Practice Update

Please view the External Business Practice Update! Visit the Systems Pricing page on the OPN portal regularly to read more about these updates and to stay current on the latest systems price list and resources!

Top Exastack ISV Headlines - 11 Dec

  • “For HCT, Oracle Exadata is delivering superb performance and has accelerated our end-of-semester processes by an average 75%, and it delivered an immediate return on investment by fully leveraging our new and existing resources.” ‒ Sanjeev Ananth, Chief Technology Officer, Higher Colleges of Technology. Read the story.
  • Eagle’s technology, while running with Oracle Exadata, provides one of the most scalable, on-premises investment management solutions available. Read the story.

Live Webcast: Top 5 Reasons Why Oracle VM Is Best For Oracle Database

Join us for this webcast featuring Francisco Munoz Alvarez, a seasoned expert and Oracle ACE Director! He’ll share his performance benchmark findings highlighting key reasons why Oracle VM is the best virtualization technology for Oracle Databases. The live webcast takes place on Tuesday December 17th at 10am PT.

Get specialized - New Oracle Argus 7 Specializations Available!

New Oracle Argus Standard Edition 7 Specialization and Oracle Argus Enterprise Edition 7 Specialization are now available. Fulfill the competency criteria, take the GLPs, sign-up for in-class boot camps, and take the new Oracle Argus Safety 7 Implementation certification exam!

Oracle Database 12c Essentials Is Now In Beta

As of December 2, 2013, your partners now have the chance to prove their expertise with Oracle Database 12c! The implementation exam is now in beta and open for enrollment. Explore the opportunity here.