The Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized program assists customers by identifying the most qualified partners in one or more Oracle product disciplines.
To achieve Specialized status, partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customer and partner community.
Partners are required to educate and certify a pre-defined number of staff members in each of the following four disciplines: Sales, Pre-Sales, Implementation and Support. Additionally, sales activity and client references are validated by Oracle, skills attainment and required certifications are validated by a third-party.
Oracle Specialized Partner – Always The Smart Choice
A word from Oracle:
Oracle formally recognizes partners that have invested time and resources in developing significant expertise in specific Oracle products and solutions.
The OPN Specialized status designation is achieved by partners that demonstrate a high level of competency and business success in a specific area through a rigorous assessment process.
Partners may select from a wide range of specializations from Oracle’s growing product portfolio.
Companies that have achieved specialization are:
Are you a WebCenter customer? Are you interested in learning more about the WebCenter product suite? Are you interested in attending a conference focused on the WebCenter product suite to get information, training and networking with your peers?
The WebCenter Special Interest Group (SIG) is considering creating a conference solely for WebCenter product suite. However, we need to know what your (the WebCenter Community) interest in attending this conference would be. So we are sending out this message and asking all customers to take this short 5 minute or less survey. Your participation will help us to decide whether or not developing this conference will benefit the WebCenter community.
You are not obligated to disclose any contact information unless you choose. We simply want your opinion about the conference.
Thanks for taking 5 minutes to fill out this survey.
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“Our instructor was very knowledgeable. He had a lot of relevant experience with the product that enabled him to give us great advice. I also liked the individual cloud-based WCC environments that we did our labs in. The additional Redstone resources were nice to have around and did a great job helping us with any technical issues that came up.”
Nathan S., WebCenter Developer – Supply Chain Management
“The course contained many dynamic and relevant examples. The instructor also offered good explanations of course topics and how they related to something the class participants already understood.”
Brittany M., WebCenter Developer – Supply Chain Management
“Even the simple “Gotcha” tasks were taught with extensive explanations, resulting in a better and more complete understanding of the material.”
Jonathon H., WebCenter Developer – Supply Chain Management
“I really enjoyed the ‘on-your-own’ labs and thought the content was very well organized.”
Whitney L., WebCenter Developer – SMB Communications & Marketing Provider
“There were many things I enjoyed about the course - depth of knowledge, clear high-level overview of the subject, on-the-fly demos and Q/As were just a few of my favorites.”
Kent F., WebCenter Developer – SMB Communications & Marketing Provider
“The one word I would use to describe this course is - Clarity. The course material and delivery of that material from the instructor was clear and easy to understand - leading to a better understanding and retention of material for me.”
Cesar C., WebCenter Developer – SMB Communications & Marketing Provider
“Our instructor was very knowledgeable of the course material, and very accommodating in attending to students questions and lab work assistance. The additional resources were also very helpful in assisting during labs and answering questions. Lab work was very helpful. The entire Redstone team was very professional and very knowledgeable on the content of the training.”
Corina B., Application Developer – SMB Communications & Marketing Provider
"The instructor had a plethora of knowledge and was able to answer, or layout a plan to find the answer, to every question thrown at him. The course also consisted of excellent lectures that were followed by labs to help ensure the information is retained."
Carmen T., Technical Architect – SMB Communications & Marketing Provider
Getting the bulk of incoming site traffic from new and returning visitors, the homepage is arguably the most important page on a website. Converting traffic into sales leads through an engaging and informative homepage is pivotal for inbound marketing success. During this Quick Tip Session Michael will identify key elements necessary to create a quality homepage and best practices for implementation.
Be sure to add this session to your conference schedule for more information on how to maximize the impact of your homepage.
If you have any questions prior to Collaborate14 in Las Vegas, please ask them in the comments below.
For all your Oracle WebCenter needs, Contact Redstone Content Solutions: We Deliver.
Redstone Content Solutions, a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), is the first partner to achieve Specialized status for Oracle WebCenter Sites. By achieving a Specialization distinction, Redstone has been recognized by Oracle for its expertise in delivering services specifically around Oracle WebCenter Sites through competency development, business results and proven success.
To achieve OPN Specialized status, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customer and partner community.
Redstone was required to educate a pre-defined number of staff members in each of the following four disciplines: Sales, Pre-Sales, Implementation and Support. Additionally, sales activity/client references were validated by Oracle, skills attainment and required certifications were validated by a third-party.
“To be the first worldwide OPN Partner Specialized in Oracle WebCenter Sites illustrates our commitment to clients, Oracle and the Oracle WebCenter community,” stated John Klein, Redstone Principal. “As a company we have invested heavily in our Oracle WebCenter practice and as a result our clients are reaping the benefits. Our proven ability to architect, implement and successfully deploy Oracle WebCenter Sites solutions has now reached new heights!”
“Avnet is dedicated to assisting partners achieve and promote their Oracle Specializations. Redstone has a proven track record of expanding their Oracle WebCenter competency through Specialization. OPN Specialization in Oracle WebCenter Sites uniquely positions Redstone to address a broad range of Web Experience Management issues and challenges. We look forward to supporting their continued success.” Said Chuck Scalia, Avnet General Manager
For further information regarding Oracle WebCenter Sites, please visit Redstone Content Solutions at www.redstonecontentsolutions.com or call John Klein at 563-355-1558, ext. 21.
About Redstone Content Solutions
Redstone Content Solutions is a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), Systems Integrator & Value Added Reseller focusing exclusively on Oracle WebCenter Content, Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle WebCenter Sites technologies. Redstone is OPN Specialized in Oracle WebCenter Content, Oracle WebCenter Sites and Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) and regarded as the premier WebCenter Content training partner based on annual survey results.
About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is an Oracle 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. Partners differentiate through Specialization. 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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According to survey results gathered during 2013, 91% of class participants rate the Overall Value of class curriculum as either "Good" or "Excellent". Additionally, 92% of class participants gave a "Good" or "Excellent" Overall Rating for Redstone training instructors.
Class attendees surveyed in 2013 participated in the following WebCenter training courses:
Findings in today's data include:
Here’s what a few class participants had to say about Redstone’s WebCenter Training:
See how Redstone Content Solutions delivers value to employees, customers, partners and suppliers through Oracle WebCenter: The Premier User Engagement Platform.
Contact Redstone for all of your Oracle WebCenter needs.
Drew runs a fast paced enterprise that uses Oracle WebCenter to create, manage and share critical corporate content.
Oracle WebCenter is a User Engagement Platform that transforms businesses into social organizations by connecting employees with accurate information, at the right time, and in the proper context.
The robust architecture, expertise needed and integration required has led to companies outsourcing projects to WebCenter Specialized Oracle Partners. Outsourcing provides access to skills, experience and resources that many organizations would not otherwise be able to obtain due to the financial commitment required to recruit, hire and train these specific proficiencies in-house.
Selecting the Specialized Oracle Partner that can best meet your needs is not always as easy as it seems. The following considerations should be taken into account when assessing potential Partners:
You certainly don’t want your chosen provider to “cut their teeth” on your WebCenter Project. Thoroughly researching the five points below will provide you “peace of mind” as you embark on your project.
WebCenter projects can be sizable by nature and it is important that your chosen partner has a proven project methodology. It is not uncommon to request examples of previous project and/or communication plans. Additionally, your company has standards and methodologies that have been critical to your own success. Will your WebCenter partner incorporate the proven things that you do that have made previous endeavors successful? Be sure to ask about:
Stability and Financial Strength
Stability and financial strength are even more crucial with the uniquenesses of a WebCenter deployment. Also consider whether your chosen provider would be willing and able to help you become self-sufficient once the project has been completed. Please explore the following:
A good reputation within your industry or vertical market gives you confidence that your chosen provider better understands the issues you are facing.
Relationship with Software Manufacturer
Assuming that your chosen provider is not the software manufacturer, are they “in the trenches” with the manufacturer? Do they participate in alpha or beta testing of new product releases? Do they know the short and long term product roadmap? Find out the following:
Ask for examples to make sure the documentation will suffice and truly be a valuable resource when issues arise. Will the documentation that is provided at the end of the project detail your specific solution? When shown previous examples, ask to be pointed to solution specific portions of the documentation. Watch out for “boiler-plate” style examples.
Good “fit” for your organization?
This is often unnecessarily overlooked. Are the people that you are talking to in a “pre-sales” capacity the same staff that will be assigned to your project? If not, ask to meet the project team. An area that is often overlooked is the culture compatibility with your own organization. This is very important if you desire to develop a long term, lasting partnership.
Outsourcing can be a wonderful alternative during times when maintaining budgets are more important than ever. If you select a competent partner for your WebCenter initiatives, you will gain invaluable access to a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience on demand at a lower cost than it would typically cost for you to recruit, hire and train your own staff.
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