One of the keys to Oracle’s global success is the company’s expansive network of partners around the world. More than 20,000 partners, including value-added resellers, value-added distributors, independent software vendors (ISVs), and system integrators, provide customers with industry-leading solutions and services that address myriad business needs. Oracle honored the important contributions of these partners at the second annual Oracle PartnerNetwork Global Awards on September 19, 2010, at Oracle OpenWorld.
The awards recognize partner excellence in the innovative and successful use of Oracle technology. Nominations were made from each of Oracle’s geographic regions—North America; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Japan; and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa—each of which hosted local partner awards programs during the year. The nominees for the Global Awards drew from the winners of the individual regional awards and addressed nine different categories: applications, database, embedded, industry, ISV, middleware, midsize, server and storage systems (a category added this year to recognize contributions from partners joining the network after Oracle’s acquisition of Sun), and value-added distributor.
An independent team of executives and analysts from International Data Corporation selected the global award winners based on the skill levels partners brought to solutions, whether they contributed their own unique intellectual property, and what role Oracle technology played in solving complex customer issues. Winners were announced during the Sunday keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld, and they were formally recognized at an awards reception later that evening.
“We are again pleased to honor our partners for their dedication, innovation, and excellence over the past year,” says Judson Althoff, senior vice president of worldwide alliances and channels and embedded sales at Oracle. “Our Specialized partners continue to excel and provide winning solutions to our customers, and this is reflected in the submissions we received.”
2010 Oracle PartnerNetwork Global Awards Winners
Applications Partner of the Year: Deloitte Database Partner of the Year: TriCore Embedded Partner of the Year: Nokia Industry Partner of the Year: Fujitsu ISV Partner of the Year: SIVAG Middleware Partner of the Year: Accenture Midsize Partner of the Year: DAZ Systems Server and Storage Systems Partner of the Year: NetCentric Value-Added Distributor of the Year: Arrow ECS