Monday May 05, 2014

Reminder: 2014 NA Partner Excellence Awards Program Webcast - May 14, 2014

Please plan to attend our webcast on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10am PT to hear details on the "2014 Specialized Partner of the Year - North America Awards Program." This is your chance to ask any questions about this year's program.
Entry deadline for the 2014 Awards Program is July 7, 2014, at 12noon Pacific.

Participant Dial-In: 1.888.397.7380
Int'l: 1.706.679.3710
Meeting ID: 25420181
Passcode: excellence

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We look forward to seeing you on the webcast!

New Partner On-Boarding Training – Guided Learning Path

New to Oracle PartnerNetwork or need a refresher? If so, leverage this updated Guided Learning Path to learn about the OPN basics and the steps required to resell Oracle products.

Specialization Catalog Updates – Week Of May 5

We are pleased introduce a new look for the Specialization Catalog. We believe that this new format will allow a better overview of all qualifying specializations launched and planned as part of the Specialization Program. Highlights include parallel sets of criteria introduced for Fusion Specializations, as well as extensive updates for the General Support Assessments.

Upcoming Oracle Health Sciences Webcasts – May

Please join us for a series of FREE webcasts around several Health Sciences solutions areas. These webinars will focus on how life sciences organizations can leverage advanced pharma-covigilance solutions to deliver immediate value. Another topic will be on how Oracle Health Sciences ClearTrial Plan/Source and Track Cloud Service and Empirica Healthcare Analytics high performance data will support important health initiatives. Register now to find out more:

  • Leveraging Advanced Pharmacovigilance Solutions to Address Drug Safety + Regulatory Challenges – May 8. Register here.
  • Key Study Planning + Budgeting Strategies for Co-development Partnerships – May 13. Register here.
  • High Performance Data Analytics to Support Surveillance and Comparative Effectiveness Initiatives – May 15. Register here.

Top Oracle Validated Integration Partner Headlines – Week Of May 5

  • Frasco Profiles Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service – Read more
  • InFlight Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle’s PeopleSoft 9.2 – Read more
  • Merkur Group’s EnterpriseEC Connector Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle’s PeopleSoft 9.2 – Read more

Oracle Taleo Recruiting And Transitions Implementation Boot Camp – Week Of May 19

OPN members have a unique opportunity to learn practical skills required for successful implementation. This five-day bootcamp in Redwood Shores, CA is structured to provide expert guidance and activities in key areas of the Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service system. The training is strongly recommended as preparation for the Taleo Certified Implementation Specialist (CIS) Exam. Register today!

New Criteria For Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management Specializations

OPN is pleased to announce changes to criteria necessary for partners to achieve Specialization. These changes benefit you by introducing new roles including free guided learning path (GLP) content, plus increasing the required counts for select criteria thereby improving differentiation from non-Specialized partners. The new criteria sets are effective as of April 1. The old criteria sets are valid until October 1. Review the criteria pages here and here for full details!

Java Micro Edition (ME) 8 Is Now Generally Available

Oracle Java ME Embedded 8 is now generally available as a binary runtime for Raspberry Pi Model B (ARM11/Linux) and Qualcomm IoE platform (ARM9/Brew MP). Oracle Java Platform and Java ME based embedded products meet your specific Java technology needs, for a feature-rich Java platform on small embedded devices. Download today!

Oracle Spatial Training At Location Intelligence Summit – Week Of May 19

Do you have experience deploying Oracle Spatial solutions for Database customers? Accelerate your achievement of the Oracle Spatial 11g Certified Implementation Specialist credential with a special exam preparation workshop. Time-saving tips, examples and demos will help you quickly learn all the key technical areas on the exam. The Summit takes place from May 19-21 in Washington D.C. Register today!

Live OPN PartnerCast On Healthcare Industries Update – May 7

Join us Wednesday, May 7 at 10 AM PT to watch a live OPN PartnerCast with Oracle’s Dave Bunker and Accenture’s Jonathan Burr. We’ll be getting the latest and greatest on the Oracle Healthcare and Life Sciences industries. 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. Mark your calendar!

Oracle OpenWorld Super Saver Rate Ends Today!

The earlier your partners register for Oracle OpenWorld, the more they'll save. Super Saver registration closes TODAY and it's a deal that can't be beat. Get more information here!

Announcing Oracle Solaris 11.2: Zero To Cloud In Minutes

The new Oracle Solaris 11.2 has the OS features you need – integrated with complete enterprise cloud capability. More than just an operating system, Solaris 11.2 includes features and enhancements that deliver no-compromise virtualization, application-driven software defined networking, and a complete OpenStack distribution for creating and managing an enterprise cloud. Read this article and download the Beta version today!