Oracle Press Release

Partners Continue to Specialize and Succeed with Oracle

New Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Resources Continue to Drive Opportunity and Business Growth for Partners

ORACLE OPENWORLD, San Francisco, October 3, 2011

News Facts

Oracle today announced that partners continue to differentiate their offerings and drive customer and business growth with Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized and Oracle Enablement resources.
The OPN Specialization Program allows the most experienced and committed partners to differentiate themselves and gain a competitive edge by spotlighting their expertise in Oracle technologies.
By continually expanding the vast assortment of OPN’s Enablement resources, as well as its extensive application-to-disk product portfolio, Oracle offers partners the technology and training required to expand their service and product offerings and drive increased business opportunity and profits.

Partners Leverage OPN Enablement Resources to Differentiate, Specialize and Profit with Oracle

As the highest level in Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized program, the Diamond status is designed to honor and reward partners that provide significant value-added services to joint customers and officially recognize the investments they have made with Oracle.
To date, ten leading partners including Accenture, Capgemini, CSC, Deloitte, Fujitsu, IBM, Infosys, PwC, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, and Wipro have already achieved a Diamond level status in OPN, the highest level available in the program.
Other OPN Specialized milestones include:
3,000 partners have achieved Specializations
Over 75 total Specializations available today
Over 30,000 Total Cumulative Certified Implementation Specialists
Over 5,500 Certified Implementation Specialists qualified during FY12 YTD
4,000 new OPN implementation specialists were added in Q1, FY12
Over 9,000 Boot Camp Training days across 200 events delivered FY12 YTD.
115 Oracle partners have achieved over 165 current Oracle Validated Integrations.
150 Oracle Exastack Ready achievements for Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle Database or Oracle WebLogic Server.
Recent additions to OPN’s Enablement resources include:
New and updated OPN Specializations, an Oracle Enterprise Manager Extensibility Development Kit and enhancements to the Oracle Validated Integration Program for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
The availability of Oracle Exastack Optimized, Oracle Exadata Ready, Oracle Exalogic Ready and Oracle VM Ready through the Oracle Exastack Program.
New Oracle Exastack Remote Labs giving qualifying OPN members the opportunity to test and verify their applications on the latest major releases of Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux or Oracle VM.

Supporting Quote

“There has never been a better time to be an Oracle partner,” said Judson Althoff, Oracle Senior Vice President of Worldwide Alliances & Channels and Embedded Sales. “We continue to grow our portfolio of products as well as enablement partner programs – giving partners the tools, technology and knowledge they need to compete and win in the marketplace. The strong growth we have seen in partners embracing Specialization and complementary programs, such as Oracle Validated Integration and the Oracle Exastack Program, is evidence of the value of the OPN Specialized program and its ability to impact the success of our partners and joint customers around the globe.”

Supporting Resources

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

About Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco, the information technology event dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming technology breakthroughs, draws more than 45,000 attendees from 117 countries.  Oracle OpenWorld 2011 offers more than 2000 educational sessions, 400 product demos, exhibitions from 475 partners showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management and infrastructure – all engineered for innovation.  Oracle OpenWorld 2011 is being held October 2-6 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco.  For more information please visit www.oracle.com/openworld. Watch Oracle OpenWorld live on YouTube for keynotes, sessions and more at www.youtube.com/oracle.

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’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s 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: http://www.oracle.com/partners/index.html.

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Oracle

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