Oracle held its Oracle Partner Executive Forum, which takes place in six countries across the continent, as far afield as Senegal through to Kenya, throughout November. The Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) event provides Oracle’s premier solution partners with an opportunity to share insights, experiences and gain a fresh perspective on moving their businesses, and those of their customers, forward.
“Partners are critical to our strategy and we continue to look for ways to build their offerings and capabilities. In turn, our customers get the opportunity to explore, demo and launch applications in Oracle Cloud, whether they be innovative business applications from our growing ecosystem of partners or existing Oracle Applications,” said Stefan Diedericks, Director, Africa Alliances & Channels, Technology & Cloud Systems.
“The Oracle Partner Executive Forum also provides us with an opportunity to honour those partners that consistently invest and innovate on the Oracle Cloud and continue to prosper and succeed through the use of emerging and innovation technologies,” concludes Diedericks.
(TOP: Stefan Diedericks, Director, Africa Alliances & Channels, Technology & Cloud Systems).
The Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialised Partner of the Year recognises partners for their outstanding work in driving customer success with Oracle Cloud solutions. Oracle partners accelerate innovation through customers upgrading successfully to the cloud. From business planning and implementation, to connectivity and execution, Oracle partners provide the support and services needed to maximise the value of Oracle Cloud solutions for customers’ organisation.
Winners of the prestigious 2018 Oracle Excellence Awards – EMEA Specialised Partner of the Year:
- Specialized Partner of the Year: CX Cloud: TransSys
- Specialized Partner of the Year: ERPM Cloud: Tech Mahindra
- Specialized Partner of the Year: HCM Cloud: Evosys
- Specialized Partner of the Year: IaaS & PaaS: Tech Mahindra
- Specialized Partner of the Year: Innovation: XRX Technologies (Kenya)
- Specialized Partner of the Year: Systems: Alta Computec Plc
- Specialized Partner of the Year: Volume Sales: Technology Associates (Kenya)
Partner enablement has been enhanced with the recent announcement of the inclusion of the Oracle Cloud Marketplace within the Oracle Cloud Infrastructureconsole. The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is an online store for thousands of Oracle and partner-built business applications and services, including FireEye, HighJump, and ICS Financial Systems.
As part of this announcement, Oracle is delivering new ‘click to launch’ functionality directly within Oracle Cloud Marketplace that allows customers to quickly deploy turn-key applications and images via a Partner Image Catalog.
Partners can easily get their technical and business solutions, including Fortinet Fortigate, Jenkins by Bitnami, and Check Point CloudGuard, into the hands of customers for development, testing, piloting, and production deployments. End-users benefit from the simplicity and can easily find, learn about, and deploy applications directly from the console and launch pre-installed servers to their Oracle Cloud Infrastructure environment in just a few clicks. What once took days and possibly weeks to do, can now be done in a matter of minutes.
“The integration between Oracle Cloud Marketplace and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, leveraging our new Partner Image Catalog capabilities, further validates our commitment to both customers and partners, helping them easily deliver the best possible business solutions,” adds Diedericks.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is an enterprise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. Companies of all sizes rely on Oracle Cloud to run enterprise and cloud native applications with mission-critical performance and core-to-edge security. By running both traditional and new workloads on a comprehensive cloud that includes compute, storage, networking, database, and containers, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure can dramatically increase operational efficiency and lower total cost of ownership.
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN 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 be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud.