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Oracle PartnerNetwork Launches Social Media Resource Center

Oracle PartnerNetwork has unveiled “Modern Marketing for Today’s Digital World,” a new kit in the partner enablement resource center that addresses partners’ need to build or further their brand online. The new kit includes a Webcast series and a library of best-practice and how-to guides that help partners enhance their online profile, build a community on Twitter and LinkedIn, maximize the benefits of Google AdWords, and more.

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A key component of the kit, the new Webcast series focuses on helping partners create a successful online community through three developmental stages. “Laying the Foundation” helps partners create an online brand, leverage analytics to measure and refine techniques, and build a profile to showcase their services and products; “Building an Online Presence” shows partners how to leverage LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ as lead-generation machines; and “Staging the Business for Success” helps partners use online forums, e-blasts, e-books, and Web seminars to complement traditional marketing techniques. 

ARCTOOLS Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle’s JD Edwards World

DCSoftware, an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of ARCTOOLS v7, its data purging and archiving tool, with Oracle’s JD Edwards World A9.3. Available ARCTOOLS modules cover financials, distribution, manufacturing, and other JD Edwards functions.

ARCTOOLS’ rule-based, parameter-driven purging and archiving solution enables customers to reduce the size of their active database, and thereby lower database management costs, reduce business and compliance risks, deliver safer and quicker upgrades, and improve enterprise resource planning performance.

Oracle PartnerNetwork Delivers Partner Resources for Oracle’s SPARC Servers

To support Oracle’s new SPARC T5 and SPARC M5 servers, Oracle PartnerNetwork has announced new partner specializations and additional resources and programs.

The SPARC T5 and SPARC M5 server partner specializations include tools and training to help partners showcase their expertise in Oracle’s new servers to their customers. Supporting resources include the SPARC T5 demo equipment program, through which qualifying value-added resellers can receive a discount on select SPARC T5 servers for demos and customer use cases. Oracle PartnerNetwork’s new demand generation resources include a fast start, 1:1 demand-generation kit that comprises a reference guide, templates, and SPARC T5 video assets; a sales velocity kit that helps extend demand generation activities across a partner’s customer and prospect base; and Oracle-sponsored benchmarks, e-books, road shows, and tech days.

In addition to the new specializations and resources, Oracle PartnerNetwork has announced that current SPARC T4 authorized resellers can immediately sell Oracle’s SPARC T5 systems, and opportunities to resell SPARC M5 servers are also available. Authorized Oracle resellers who work through participating authorized Oracle value-added distributors are eligible for select rebates on the new SPARC T5 and SPARC M5 server lines.

Two SimpliCTI Cloud Connectors Achieve Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle RightNow Cloud Service

SimpliCTI Software Solutions, an Oracle Gold Partner, achieved Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle RightNow Cloud Service for SimpliCTI Cloud Connector for Avaya Application Enablement Services version 3.0 and SimpliCTI Cloud Connector for Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise version 3.0.

The SimpliCTI adapters provide unified access to multichannel capabilities including voice, e-mail, Web chat, and short message service.

Four Oracle Partner Solutions Achieve Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic, and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster Ready Statuses

Four Oracle Partners have announced that their applications have earned Oracle Exadata Ready, Oracle Exalogic Ready, and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster Ready statuses. BroadVision, an Oracle Gold Partner, announced that BroadVision K2 version 8.2 solutions have achieved Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic, and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster Ready statuses. BroadVision K2 solutions are comprehensive, scalable e-business platforms. ERI Bancaire, an Oracle Gold Partner, achieved Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic, and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster Ready statuses for its OLYMPIC Banking System version A. The system spans private wealth management, retail banking, corporate banking, and central bank operations. Spatial Business Systems, an Oracle Platinum Partner, has achieved Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic, and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster Ready statuses for its Automated Vehicle Location version 4 solution. The solution uses data from GPS devices and external datasources to enable efficient management of vehicle fleets. Xplore Software Consulting, an Oracle Gold Partner, announced that Xplore e-Project Management v1.0, its Web-based project management application, earned Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic, and Oracle SPARC SuperCluster Ready statuses. The solution helps users manage projects, tasks, and resources. 

eVerge Group Achieves Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialization for the Financial Services Industry

eVerge Group, an Oracle Platinum Partner, has achieved Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized status in the Financial Services Industry category. This is eVerge Group’s 13th Oracle PartnerNetwork specialization overall, and its 6th industry specialization.

Oracle and eVerge Group have jointly developed a hosted customer relationship management solution designed to address the unique needs of financial institutions. eVerge Group’s preconfigured solution helps financial institutions increase customer acquisition, improve customer service, develop and manage marketing programs, enhance sales productivity, and improve management insight. 

Talent Technology Becomes Oracle Platinum Partner

Talent Technology, provider of Talemetry solutions, has achieved Oracle Platinum Partner status. The status demonstrates Talent Technology’s expertise in delivering solutions that help Oracle human capital management customers engage top talent.

Mythics is an Oracle Platinum Partner, an Oracle Product GSA Schedule Holder, and an Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Consulting Partner. The company also holds additional Oracle specializations in Oracle Exadata, Oracle Database Appliance, and Oracle’s Sun ZFS Storage Appliance.

SnapPay Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 

SnapPay 3.1, a real-time credit card sales order automation and payment card industry security solution created by Oracle Gold Partner CDI, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1. SnapPay provides a secure end-to-end solution (covering credit card authorization, settlement, collection, administration, and security) that leverages JD Edwards’ integration best practices and standards. SnapPay can handle multiple companies and currencies, integrates tax and shipping logic, and supports multiple gateways including Authorize.Net, CyberSource, Moneris, and PayPal. 

TTI Performance Systems’ Pre-Hire Assessments Earn Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service 

TTI Performance Systems, an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its Success Insights Pre-Hire Assessments offering with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service. The integration provides seamless inclusion of TTI’s validated, legally compliant pre-employment assessments that leverage quantitative data analysis and cognitive neuroscience with Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service. The combination of Oracle Taleo and TTI’s assessment offering helps human resource teams hire superior performers and maximize employee performance and satisfaction. 

In addition to its assessment-based talent management solutions, TTI provides research-based, validated coaching tools. 

Keste Achieves Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialization for Oracle Cloud Builder 

Keste, an Oracle Platinum Partner, has earned Oracle PartnerNetwork Cloud Builder specialization status. Keste was recognized for its expertise in delivering services for use with Oracle’s portfolio of cloud-optimized software and hardware products, including Oracle Enterprise Manager and the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud engineered system. Keste provides cloud platforms and cloud integration services, in addition to developing solutions to help global companies automate and optimize complex business processes.  

UC4 ONE Automation Platform Achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized Status 

UC4 Software, an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status for its UC4 ONE Automation Platform V9. Oracle Exadata Optimized status demonstrates that UC4 ONE Automation Platform V9 has been tested and tuned to work with Oracle Exadata Database Machine to deliver optimum performance, scalability, and reliability. 

The UC4 ONE Automation Platform unifies workload automation, application release management, routine compilation, managed file transfer, virtualization automation, and more.

Book Beat


Oracle Business Intelligence Applications

By Simon Miller and William Hutchinson
Oracle Press
Oracle Business Intelligence Applications shows you how to deliver intuitive, role-based intelligence for everyone in an organization. The authors—master principal sales consultants at Oracle who specialize in Oracle Business Intelligence Applications—provide complete coverage of implementing and operating Oracle Business Intelligence Applications. They also explain how to enable better decision-making and optimize business processes based on accurate information. The book includes case studies and advanced scenarios based on real-world experiences from Oracle’s presales team. 

Oracle GoldenGate 11g Handbook

By Robert Freeman
Oracle Press
This book walks you through implementing Oracle GoldenGate—a real-time transactional change data capture, transformation, and delivery solution—from basic architecture to tips and tricks. Author Robert Freeman guides database professionals through advanced topics such as multimaster replication and conflict resolution. Each chapter of Oracle GoldenGate 11g Handbook features workshops that you can use to install, configure, and run Oracle GoldenGate 11g. The book also emphasizes the heterogeneous capabilities of Oracle GoldenGate and provides step-by-step instructions that show how to move disparate data from current and legacy systems to an Oracle database. 

Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications

By Roel Hartman, Christian Rokitta, and David Peake
Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications helps you translate your knowledge of Oracle Application Express into developing for mobile devices. This book walks you through all the required steps to build a Web application that will run on phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. You will learn how to make enterprise reporting and business functions accessible to mobile devices; how to customize the look and feel of your applications; and how to respond to gestures such as swiping and pointing. The book also shows you how to enhance mobile applications through the use of plug-ins and how to deploy applications into the Apple and Android stores. 

Oracle ADF 11gR2 Development Beginner’s Guide

By Vinod Krishnan
This book shows you how to implement Web-based applications using Oracle Application Development Framework 11g Release 2 (Oracle ADF 11g Release 2). Oracle ADF 11gR2 Development Beginner’s Guide covers the basics of development and then steps through more-complex topics, following a tutorial approach. Author Vinod Krishnan starts with installation and configuration and then covers topics such as working with the model layer and model data, followed by displaying and binding data. 

Oracle SOA BPEL PM 11g R1: A Hands-On Tutorial

By Ravi Saraswathi and Jaswant Singh
Oracle SOA BPEL PM 11g R1: A Hands-On Tutorial is your guide to learning Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) and creating basic and complex BPEL processes using Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle BPEL Process Manager. Following instructions, you will create and configure adapters, human workflow, and advanced BPEL orchestration. You will also practice deploying, testing, debugging, tuning, error handling, and troubleshooting processes. In addition, you will see how to integrate Oracle BPEL Process Manager with Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Business Rules, and Oracle Business Activity Monitoring. Finally, you will learn how to achieve scalability, high availability, and failover and failback capabilities to deliver business continuity and disaster recovery objectives.



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