Monday May 18, 2015

New Sales & Presales Trainings for Oracle Sales Cloud 9

OPN has created new guided learning paths for all sales and presales partners who specialize in selling + positioning Oracle Sales Cloud to their customer base. The recommended sessions provide training solutions that will equip your partners with product knowledge, market knowledge and selling strategies. Share this info today!

Monday May 11, 2015

Oracle Cloud Marketplace headlines – Week ending May 8

  • eSkill Pre-employment testing now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace – Read more

Webcast: Empower Customers with the Latest Updates to Oracle Service Cloud – May Sessions

Oracle continues to provide significant new features across the Oracle Service Cloud Solution. Please join us for the Oracle Service Cloud May 2015 release overview webcasts to learn about the new capabilities and enhancements. View what’s upcoming + register!

Don't miss the Oracle Cloud Platform Launch Event! – June 22

Save the date for a LIVE event at Oracle Headquarters with Larry Ellison + Thomas Kurian as they increase momentum for existing cloud platform services, announce new cloud platform services and present the roadmap for future cloud platform services. Registration information coming soon!

Harvard Business Review: Introducing ‘Cloud Computing Comes of Age’

Oracle has sponsored a global study conducted by Harvard Business Review titled: “Cloud Computing Comes of Age.” The report shows how organizations are under pressure to identify new business opportunities and innovate faster as cloud computing evolves. Download the report and discover how the competition is using the cloud.

Friday May 08, 2015

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 Becomes Non-Qualifying

After July 1st 2015, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 Specialization no longer qualifies for the Specialization Benefits, however specialized partners will retain their Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 Specialization until the version of the product reaches End of Service Life (EOSL).

This specialization has been replaced by Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is a datacenter building block that integrates compute, networking and storage hardware with virtualization, operating system and management software. It provides breakthrough performance, reliability, availability, scalability and investment protection for the widest possible range of business application workloads, from middleware and custom applications to packaged applications from Oracle and hundreds of 3rd party vendors, in both conventional and cloud deployments. As an Oracle Engineered System, Oracle Exalogic delivers faster deployment, higher user productivity, lower TCO, reduced risk and one-stop support.

Guided learning paths are available for each role to assist you in preparing for the exams:

Thursday Apr 30, 2015

Empower Customers and Customer Service Agents with the Latest Updates to Oracle Service Cloud

Oracle continues to provide significant new features across the Oracle Service Cloud Solution. Please join us for the Oracle Service Cloud May 2015 release Overview Webcast to learn about new capabilities and enhancements delivered in this latest release. Register now at Oracle Service Cloud Upcoming Webinars.

Mark Hurd: "95% Of Oracle Products In The Cloud By October"

About 65% of Oracle's products are already in the Cloud. By Oracle OpenWorld 2015, that figure will climb to 95%, Mark Hurd says, citing the "incredible pace" of this movement and adding, "We are not protecting, so to speak, anything." Learn more.

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015

Live OPN PartnerCast: Oracle Cloud for Industries - April 29

Save the date for a live OPN PartnerCast focused on the Oracle Primavera Global Business Unit + Cloud Services. The program will be hosted by Lorraine Scipio and the following will be discussed:

  • Oracle Primavera Cloud Service Update – Win Chang, Cloud Solution Accelerator Director, Oracle
  • immixGroup's Cloud Resale Strategy – Lars McCulloch, Senior Manager, Technology Sales, immixGroup, Inc.
  • Enstoa’s Cloud Implementation Process + Best Practices – Jordan Cram, CEO, Enstoa

Stream it live from the OPN homepage on April 29 at 10 AM PDT and tweet your questions by using @oraclepartners or #OPN in your tweets.

Monday Apr 20, 2015

Check Out The Newly Published Partner/Customer Cloud References

  • Ovation Brands shares how Diamond Partner, PwC, is helping to transform their business with Oracle ERP and HCM Cloud – Watch video

  • Shelf Drilling collaborated with Diamond Partner, TCS, to implement an innovative hybrid Cloud enhancement solution – Success Story

  • Delaware Life Insurance takes Financial Management to the Cloud with the help of Specialized partner, Drivestream – Success Story

  • To learn more about the Partner/Customer Reference Program, contact Jolie Belciano

What is PaaS? Why Should Your Customers Care?

Why should your partners’ applications customers care about Platform-as-a-Service? In one word: customization. With PaaS, cloud applications can be customized without tinkering with code. Leverage this HCM blog post to explain the advantages of PaaS to any Cloud apps customer.

Wednesday Apr 15, 2015

Empower Your People With a Modern ERP Cloud

Generate new opportunities and increase sales with the ready to use Oracle ERP Cloud Marketing Kit. The video Empower Your People With a Modern ERP Cloud provides an overview of the new ERP Marketing Kit, teaches you how to use a marketing kit and presents the bill of materials for the ERP Marketing Kit.

Friday Apr 10, 2015

New Networking Products Announced

Oracle unveiled three new Networking products aimed at providing a cloud-enabled, software defined data center. Featuring: Oracle Ethernet Switch ES2-72: High performance, low-latency, 10/40Gbps Ethernet switch, Oracle Ethernet Switch ES2-64: High performance 10/40 Gbps Ethernet switch and Oracle Virtual Network Services: a new feature of Oracle SDN that provides Network and Security Elements. Learn more here!

Best Practices for Successful ERP Cloud Implementations

Modern cloud applications are designed to meet customer demands for ease of use, performance and maintainability. Accordingly, Oracle has embraced a new approach to on-boarding customers so they are successful when using the applications. Watch these four webcasts to uncover best practices for a successful ERP Cloud implementation. 

Oracle Applications Cloud Release 9 User Experience Highlights

The Oracle Applications Cloud user experience design strategy is all about simplicity, mobility, and extensibility. And release 9 takes these themes to the next level. We want our partners to be up to date with what Release 9 brings to our Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience, so we enhanced the Oracle Fusion Applications User Experience Specialist role with new release 9 highlights and demos. Take the training and get familiar with the updates