Monday Aug 04, 2014

Oracle Buys TOA Technologies

On July 31, 2014, Oracle announced that it signed an agreement to acquire TOA Technologies (TOA), adding the leading Field Service SaaS to Oracle Service Cloud and Oracle ERP cloud solutions to deliver effective and timely home- and facility-based customer service. The transaction is expected to close in 2014. Learn More.

CRN Recognizes VCA - 10 Coolest Servers 2014

CRN has recognized VCA in several recent articles as being one of the top 10 coolest servers of 2014. VCA is also highlighted in an article about New Converged Infrastructure Solutions.

Specializations Catalog Updates - Week Ending August 4

The Specializations Catalog offers a good overview of all qualifying specializations launched and planned as part of the Specialization Program. More specializations are now active, and more exams are available. Exams are available for the following specializations. The Catalog can be downloaded from the OPN Get Started and get Trained pages, and from the OPN Resources and Key Links bottom sections.

New! Oracle University Digital Training

Oracle University now gives you two great ways to get your training content in a digital format with Oracle Training On Demand and Oracle Learning Streams. Make sure your skills are current with our latest online training releases. Also, check out the latest July release of Oracle University courses.

New Oracle Fusion Financials Certifications Launched

Oracle has launched two new Certified Specialist exams for Oracle Fusion Financials Applications which address the new functionalities of the Oracle Fusion Applications release - R7. These exams are now available in production: - Oracle Fusion Financials: Accounts Receivable 2014 Essentials (1Z0-407), - Oracle Fusion Financials: Accounts Payables 2014 Essentials (1Z0-406). Learn more and register today!

Top ISV Partner Headlines – Week Ending August 4

  • Capgemini t-Police, an integrated policing solution, achieves Exadata, SuperCluster, Exalogic and Exalytics Ready status. Thus,Capgemini and Oracle show their shared commitment to ensuring that law enforcements using t-Police will be able to benefit from the extreme performance […]". Learn more.
  • WANdisco’s "Non-Stop Hadoop", an application that guarantees data consistency across all clusters, achieves Oracle Big Data Appliance Ready status. "Our support of Oracle Big Data Appliance reflects the ongoing adoption of Hadoop by enterprise customers […]”Learn more.

New Virtual Compute Appliance Videos

Watch the latest Virtual Compute Appliance videos to aid your conversations with partners and customers!

Oracle Introduces Oracle Solaris 11.2 – Engineered for Cloud

Oracle today introduced Oracle Solaris 11.2, a modern cloud platform that melds efficient virtualization, application-driven software-defined networking (SDN) technology and a full OpenStack distribution. This powerful combination of an enterprise-class operating system and other components creates a highly efficient, compliant, secure, open and affordable software platform for cloud computing. With deep integration among Oracle Database, Java and Oracle Applications, businesses can use Oracle Solaris 11.2 to deliver the most reliable, high-performance, efficient and secure IT services and accelerate time-to-market for new deployments. Oracle Solaris is an important component of Oracle’s Systems business.Read more here!