Oracle Press Release

Oracle Spotlights Global Partners for Innovation and Customer Excellence

Honors Partner Achievement in Second Annual Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Global Awards

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – September 20, 2010

News Facts

Recognizing partners for their commitment to deliver innovative, specialized solutions and services based on Oracle software and hardware, Oracle today announced the recipients of the second annual Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Global Awards and the OPN Excellence Awards for EMEA and Latin America Divisions.
Winners were recognized for their excellence in solving real-world customer challenges and for their development and deployment of Oracle technology.
To find out more about the award winners, connect with the Oracle Partner community at OPN on Twitter, OPN on Facebook, OPN on LinkedIn, and OPN on YouTube.

Global Partners Drive Business Value with Innovative Oracle Solutions

The Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Global Awards recognize partners for their innovative and successful use of Oracle technologies – from application-to-disk.
The awards also feature separate tracks specifically recognizing VAD and ISV partner performance.
Nominees were judged by a renowned team of IDC executives and analysts, including Martin Canning, Phillipe de Marcillac, Henry Morris, Tomoaki Nakamura, and Ricardo Villate. VAD winners were selected by a panel of Oracle Worldwide Alliance & Channels Executives.
The awards were presented during the Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Global Awards ceremony on Sunday, September 19 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.
Database Partner of the Year

    § Winner: TriCore Solutions

Middleware Partner of the Year

    § Winner: Accenture

Applications Partner of the Year

    § Winner: Deloitte Consulting LLP

ISV Partner of the Year

    § Winner: SIV AG

Midsize Partner of the Year

    § Winner: DAZ Systems, Inc.

Industry Partner of the Year

    § Winner: Fujitsu

Value Added Distributor of the Year

    § Winner: Arrow Electronics

Server & Storage System Partner of the Year

    § Winner: Netcentric Systems LLC

Embedded Partner of the Year

    § Winner: Nokia Siemens Networks

Awards were also given out to top partners in the Europe, Middle East and Africa; and North America regions at the regional breakout sessions held yesterday afternoon.

Supporting Quotes

“The partner community is critical to Oracle’s success and this year’s award winners illustrate the unquestionable value they bring to our joint customers around the globe,” said Judson Althoff, senior vice president of Worldwide Alliances and Channels and Embedded Sales, Oracle. “Our partners continue to embrace the depth and breadth of Oracle resources and technologies to innovate, develop and deliver new solutions and services that are truly unique to the marketplace and help solve customers’ most critical business challenges.”
“We are thrilled to be a part of the judging panel for this year's Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Global Awards” said Darren Bibby, program director, Software Channels Research, IDC. “We continue to be impressed with the quality of nominations submitted this year, for the Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Global Awards. These awards show that Oracle partners around the world, are delivering solutions that customers need.”

Supporting Resources

Connect with the Oracle Partner community at OPN on Twitter, OPN on Facebook, OPN on LinkedIn, and OPN on YouTube.

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About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit www.oracle.com/partners.

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Oracle
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