As part of its effort to align customers' business and IT strategies with Oracle's applications strategy, Oracle has been conducting a series of pilot workshops with members of the Oracle Fusion Strategy Council and is developing a comprehensive set of workshops that will be conducted worldwide.
"These workshops, which are a collaborative effort across Oracle's development and field organizations, enable customers to lay out a strategic road map for their Oracle Applications and underlying technologies as we deliver Applications Unlimited and Oracle Fusion products to them over the next three to five years," says Ian Robertson, Oracle's senior director of global customer programs for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
For the past six months, the hands-on workshops have been conducted with companies such as QUALCOMM, Subaru of America, and Kaiser Permanente. They engage a broad range of expertise throughout Oracle to address customer issues and concerns and build an ongoing program of work, or plan of action, with customers as they prepare for Oracle Fusion or upgrade to current releases of Oracle Applications. "Feedback from the pilot workshops has been overwhelmingly positive," says Robertson. "Customers gained a lot of value from the process." Contact your Oracle representative for more information.
Recognizing Oracle Applications Advocates
The Oracle ACE program, designed to recognize and reward members of the Oracle technical community for their contribution, is now opening the program to Oracle Applications advocates. To qualify for the Oracle ACE Application program, candidates should be contributing application expertise to some or all of the following types of communications: blogs, podcasts, speaking events, articles, forums, and more.
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