Oracle Press Release

Oracle Named A Top Technology Vendor by Its Solution Provider Partners According to CMP's VARBUSINESS Magazine

Wins "Annual Report Card Business Software Company of the Year" Award Based Upon Research Study

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.   August 24, 2005 05:00 AM

News Facts

Oracle has been recognized by solution-provider readers of CMP Media's VARBusiness for outstanding satisfaction levels that it provides to them and has been lauded in the Annual Report Card (ARC) award program. By winning top honors across the category in Best Product Innovation, Best Support and Best Partnership, Oracle was named "Software Company of the Year" in the overall Business Software Category. The award was given by the biweekly magazine that provides strategic insight to technology integrators at an awards ceremony held on August 23, at the XChange '05 Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Now in its 20th year, the VARBusiness ARC Awards recognize outstanding partner programs in 19 product and service categories including desktop computers, servers, storage management, Internet application server software and networking hardware. Winners were selected based on the survey results of more than 5,000 systems integrators, IT consulting organizations, value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and software developers.

"The VARBusiness Annual Report Card is the industry standard for measuring excellence," says Publisher Robert C. DeMarzo. "It is a meaningful benchmark because the winning companies are selected by their customers."

"This award is especially important to us because our partners weighed in on the value of Oracle to their businesses," said Oracle Group Vice President of North America Channels, Rauline Ochs. "The year-over-year gain in our partner satisfaction scores validates the return on Oracle's partner investment, including broad executive support, partner programs and field sales engagement with partners."

Research was conducted by Bernett Research Services, a Boston-based data collection company, and Answers Research, the Solana Beach, Calif.-based market research and consulting firm.

About VARBusiness Magazine

For the past 18 years, VARBusiness' strategic resources have been the gateway to the Solution Provider community. VARBusiness provides strategic insight for technology integrators through industry-defining research, in-depth editorial, channel events and innovative Web services, enabling these IT professionals to make educated decisions for their businesses, partnerships and customers. VARBusiness has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for both editorial content and design. Additional information about VARBusiness products, events and services, is available at its Web site, www.varbusiness.com.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 15,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle can qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC (http://www.cmp.com) is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

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