Monday May 19, 2014

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance (OVCA) Launch Channel Update

Join us for an Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance (OVCA) launch update for the channel. This training session is intended as a follow up to the OVCA launch on 4/16. We will provide a brief product overview of OVCA followed by some great OPN program content such as channel sales & marketing assets, resell criteria, GLPs, OPN Incentive Program and Demo Equipment Program (DEP) details. There will be 2 sessions. One at 8am PT for NAS/EMEA/LAD. The other session will be at 6pm PT for JAPAC. WebEx details can be found here!

Specializations Catalog Updates – Week Of May 19

The updated Specialization Catalog offers a good overview of all qualifying specializations launched and planned as part of the Specialization Program. Highlights:

  • Oracle Fusion Financials: General Ledger 2014 CIS – available now
  • Exalytics In-Memory Machine X3-4 Implementation Specialist – available now

Bob Evans On The Consumerization Of Corporate Communications

Telling your company's story is what it takes to make your customers care and want to do business with you, and Larry Ellison is a world-class storyteller, says Oracle CCO Bob Evans. Evans was recently interviewed by The Guardian, where he talked about doing business in an age where customers expect content to be authentic, interesting, timely, relevant, and provocative. Read the full interview!

Oracle Unveils OpenStack Distribution And Support For Oracle Linux And Oracle VM

On May 13, Oracle introduced a technology preview of an OpenStack® distribution that allows Oracle Linux and Oracle VM users to work with the open source cloud software. This provides customers with additional choices and interoperability while taking advantage of the efficiency, performance, scalability, and security of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Oracle plans to work with the OpenStack community to develop and enhance its enterprise-class capabilities to meet customer demands.

Top Oracle Validated Integration Partner Headline – Week Of May 12

Shaker Consulting Group's Virtual Job Tryout® Achieves Oracle Validated Integration With Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service – Read more!

New Criteria For Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management Specializations

To align Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management Specializations to Release 7, several updates have been made to the Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud and Oracle Fusion PPM Cloud Service Solutions. Learn more!

Don’t Miss The Top Exastack ISV Headlines – Week Of May 19

  • Michael Palmeter, Senior Director Product Development of Oracle Engineered Systems, discusses how ISVs can easily run up to 20x faster – Read more
  • Scott Staupe, VP Alliances and Channels at Symphony EYC, discusses how Oracle Exadata allows customers to dramatically grow their business – Read more

New Article: Improve Database Performance Using Sun Flash Accelerator Card, Database Smart Flash Cache And Oracle Linux

You can obtain large performance gains and improved response times by combining Oracle's Sun Flash Accelerator F40 PCIe Card with the Database Smart Flash Cache feature of Oracle Database running on Oracle Linux with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Enlighten yourself today!

Oracle Database 12c Specialization Is Now Active!

Have you always wanted to become an Oracle Database 12c Specialized Partner? Now’s your chance! Review the Specialization Criteria, your company status and apply for an Oracle Database 12c Specialization today!

Replay Now Available! May 7 Oracle Health Sciences PartnerCast

For those who missed last week's OPN PartnerCast on Oracle Health Sciences, now's your chance to get caught up! Drew Zwiebel, Sr. Director of Oracle Global A&C hosts Dave Bunker, VP of Global A&C for HSGBU at Oracle and Jon Burr, Global Lead for Accenture’s Life Sciences Cloud for R&D, to discuss a Healthcare and Life Sciences industries update as well as Accenture's Life Sciences Cloud & joint go-to-market strategy. Watch the replay today!