Oracle Press Release

Oracle Spotlights Global Partners for Innovation and Customer Excellence

Honors Partner Achievement in Third Annual Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Global Awards

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO- Oct. 3, 2011

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 third annual Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Global Awards.
Winners were recognized for their excellence in solving real-world customer challenges and for their development and deployment of Oracle Application, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Systems technologies.

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 application-to-disk product portfolio.
Nominees were judged by a renowned team of IDC executives and analysts.
Winners were decided based on the overall scores from IDC and the partner’s commitment to OPN Specialization.
The awards were presented during the Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Global Awards ceremony on Sunday, October 2 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Winners included:
Database Partner of the Year
Winner: Cintra Software & Services Inc
Middleware Partner of the Year
Winner: Deloitte
Applications Partner of the Year
Winner: Capgemini UK Plc
Industry Partner of the Year
Winner: Accenture
Server & Storage System Partner of the Year
Winner: Jet Infosystems
Awards were also given out to top partners in the Europe, Middle East and Africa at the regional breakout sessions held yesterday afternoon. Oracle’s Annual North America Titan Awards, recognizing North American partner excellence, will be given out Tuesday, October 4 at the North America Partner and Titan Award Gala at the San Francisco City Hall.
The Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Global Awards, are part of the Oracle Excellence Awards, which honor customers and partners who have excelled at driving business value and innovation with Oracle technology. The Oracle Excellence awards will be presented in several categories during the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

Supporting Quotes

“We are proud to see the dedication and ingenuity of our global partner community who continue to rely on Oracle to deliver business value to our joint customers,” said Judson Althoff, senior vice president of Worldwide Alliances and Channels and Embedded Sales, Oracle. “This year’s award winners are truly impressive in their innovative and successful use of Oracle products, their commitment to differentiating their offerings and expertise through Specialization, and their ability to solve customers’ most critical business challenges.”
“These awards recognize the Specialized partners that have consistently delivered high levels of innovation and excellence in their areas of expertise over the past year,” said Christine Dover, Research Manager, IDC Software Channels Research and judge in the Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Global Awards. “We’re continually impressed by the partners’ ability to grow their businesses and customer footprint with Oracle.”

Supporting Resources

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

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 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.

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