Monday Jun 30, 2014

New Video: Specialized OPN Members Value to Oracle Customers

Watch and share this new 2 minute video and learn more about specialized partners and the value they bring to Oracle customers!

Partner Enablement Update: Latest News For July

Our July issue covers a broad range of resources and updates designed for the partner ecosystem. Headlines include Buying Into the Cloud, and Apply to Resell Eloqua and Oracle Content Marketing Cloud Service. Read more here!

Webcast Replay: Announcing the Next-Generation of Virtual Compute Appliance

Watch the webcast to hear from our executives why the Virtual Compute Appliance is different from other converged infrastructure solutions in the market, see how to create a private cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c on the Virtual Compute Appliance, and hear testimonials from a partner and a customer. Speakers: Mark Hurd, Wim Coekaerts and Scott Genereux

Oracle Partner Event: Virtualization For The Cloud

Want to provide your customers with additional choices & interoperability while taking advantage of the efficiency, performance, scalability & security of Oracle Linux and Oracle VM? Join our UK partner event on July 8th, 2014. Register now.

Reminder: Oracle Openworld And JavaOne

New: Oracle Learning Streams And Unlimited Learning Subscription

Oracle University just launched 2 new learning subscription offerings (Oracle Learning Streams and Oracle Unlimited Learning Subscription) that make learning and staying current with oracle technology easier.

New Resource Center For Specialized Partners

OPN is committed to the Specialized partner community. Going into FY15, we are announcing a new exclusive Resource Center which includes a Specialization Marketing Kit, updated presentations and collateral to help partners position the value of being an Oracle Specialized partner.  Also check out the supporting video that can be shared with both Partners and Customers promoting the value of being Specialized.

Top Oracle Validated Integration Partner Headline – Week Of June 30

Deloitte’s Technology for Work Opportunity Tax Credit Software Achieves Oracle Validated Integration. Read more!

New Marketing Kit: MySQL For Oracle Linux

This new marketing kit highlights the huge benefits of using MySQL on Oracle Linux. The two products together give you unparalleled performance, reliability and ease of use along with ultra-low TCO. The world’s most popular open source database running on Oracle Linux delivers market-leading performance and reliability– while remaining very cost-effective to operate. Intrigued? Download this ready-to-use marketing kit and find out how you can win more with MySQL and Linux.

Announcing Oracle’s ZFS Storage OS 8.2

New enhancements to Oracle’s ZFS Storage ZS3 Series provide a fast, efficient way to accelerate virtual machine (VM) deployment and monitoring, while virtually eliminating boot storms. Additionally, cloud capabilities have been extended in ZFS Storage OS 8.2 adding the OpenStack Cinder driver for simplified cloud provisioning and orchestration, and integrated RESTful management APIs to enable customers to use common methods to deploy public and private clouds and provide IT as a service. Check out the record breaking announcement in this week’s press release!

Live Webcast: FY15 OPN Incentive Program VAR Update – July 2

In FY15, the OPN Incentive Program will continue rewarding partners for selling multiple layers of the Oracle stack into the broad market, registering their business and selling Oracle Support. We are making exciting enhancements to the program to dramatically shorten the amount of time it takes us to make rebate payments and simplify the way you earn the Oracle on Oracle rebate. Join this live webcast to learn more.

Replay Available: Oracle Global Partner Kickoff

Missed kickoff? Oracle’s Global Partner Kickoff is now available on-demand. Browse through the individual segments featuring Oracle Sales and Product leaders of your choice or relive the entire event to stay current on FY15 direction. Watch now!

Oracle Buys MICROS Systems

On June 23, 2014, Oracle announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire MICROS Systems, Inc., a provider of integrated software and hardware solutions to the Hospitality and Retail industries. The proposed transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2014. Until the transaction closes, Oracle and MICROS will continue to operate independently and it is business as usual. Learn More.

Oracle Buys LiveLOOK

On June 20, 2014 Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire LiveLOOK to strengthen Oracle Service Cloud with leading co-browse functionality to improve customer experiences through connected real-time engagements. The proposed transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. Until the transaction closes, each company will continue to operate independently, and it is business as usual. Learn More.

Monday Jun 23, 2014

Specializations Catalog Updates – Week Of June 23

The Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations launched and planned as part of the Specialization Program. The Catalog can be downloaded from the OPN Get Started and get Trained pages, and from the OPN Resources and Key Links bottom sections.