Cisco Evolves Channel Programs to Accelerate Transformation and Reward Partner Success

Cisco Partner Summit — November 1, 2017 — Today, at Partner Summit 2017, Cisco announced it is evolving its channel programs to help partners capture new opportunities, refine software and services skills sets, and differentiate themselves in the market. As part of this evolution, Cisco is making three key changes to its programs: simplification, building capabilities, and increasing the partner value exchange in order to help partners adapt to the fast moving market trends and …
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Cisco and ConnectWise to Streamline the Creation of Managed IT Services for Cisco Partners

Cisco Partner Summit – November 1, 2017 – Cisco today announced it is teaming with ConnectWise to streamline and simplify the creation of managed IT services based on leading Cisco® cloud- managed technology solutions. Available immediately, the ConnectWise Unite with Cisco portal provides a single interface and proven software tools to help Cisco partners and managed service providers (MSPs) easily manage their business commerce operations and rapidly stand up managed IT services. …
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Oracle to Launch Four New Professional Tennis Events in Early 2018

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Oracle to Launch Four New Professional Tennis Events in Early 2018

Oracle Challenger Series Aims to Support American Players

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 1, 2017



In another sign of its continued support of American tennis, Oracle Corp. announced today that it is launching four new professional tennis tournaments—two men’s events and two women’s events—in the United States next year in conjunction with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

The Oracle Challenger Series—two ATP Challenger Tour events and two WTA 125K Series events—will take place as combined events Jan. 20-28, 2018 at the Newport Beach Tennis Club and February 24-March 4, 2018 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Each event will pay equal prize money for a total of $150,000 per tournament.

The top two male and female Americans with the highest accumulated points at the events will be awarded wild cards in their respective singles main draws at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open, held March 5-18 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which is widely considered the top combined ATP/WTA professional tennis tournament in the world. Player participation in the Oracle Challenger Series will be determined by ATP and WTA rankings and procedures used for similar tournaments.

“Tennis players in the United States need more chances to compete at home and more chances to earn a living from the sport,” said Oracle CEO Mark Hurd. “Oracle is committed to American tennis and these events are designed to provide opportunities for players to make meaningful gains in both prize money and ranking points on their home soil. We hope to continue to grow the number of events annually in the years ahead.”

“Our players in the United States are eager for more opportunities like this,” said Chris Kermode, ATP World Tour Executive Chairman and President. “We’re so pleased to partner with a company like Oracle to further promote and develop tennis in the United States.”

“We are thrilled that Oracle is making this commitment to grow the pathway for young emerging national and regional talent here in the USA to reach their goal of competing on the WTA Tour. This will lead to great things for tennis in America,” said Steve Simon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the WTA.

The Series builds on Oracle’s commitment to help support U.S. tennis at both the professional and collegiate level. Earlier this year, Oracle unveiled the Oracle US Tennis Awards, two $100,000 grants awarded annually to assist young players as they transition from college into the professional ranks. Oracle also is working with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) to host the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, which begins today at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and another resort-area location. The Oracle-sponsored event is the culmination of the fall collegiate tennis season and features the nation’s top 64 men’s and women’s singles players and top 32 men’s and women’s doubles teams. It replaces the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. 


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Oracle Leads the Pack in Independent Analyst Report on Digital Experience Platforms

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Oracle Leads the Pack in Independent Analyst Report on Digital Experience Platforms

Oracle named sole leader in evolving digital experience platform market with a balance of product and platform

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 1, 2017



Oracle today announced that Forrester Research has named the company the sole leader in digital experience platforms in its recent The Forrester Wave™: Digital Experience Platforms, Q3 2017 report. Oracle was recognized for having one of the broadest portfolios—including content, commerce, marketing, data, analytics and customer care.

Organizations today are under pressure to meet skyrocketing customer expectations. To meet these needs, organizations must be able to provide unique digital experiences across every step of a customer’s journey—requiring software that spans marketing, commerce, service, analytics and more. The Oracle CX Cloud Suite offers an integrated set of applications that blend innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and data that span the entire customer lifecycle. By enabling a smarter approach to customer experience, Oracle empowers organizations to not only save time and money, but also improve the bottom line and exceed customer expectations.

“I believe that our performance as sole leader in Forrester’s digital experience report reflects the large investments and progress we’ve made in building the Oracle CX Cloud Suite,” said Des Cahill, vice president and head CX evangelist, Oracle. “Our mantra is simple: we want our customers to have connected data that spans their organization; to apply connected intelligence to that data; and to deliver connected experiences to their customers across any channel. Only the Oracle CX Cloud Suite is able to deliver on this promise.”

Of the 14 vendors Forrester evaluated for digital experience, the Oracle CX Cloud Suite was named sole leader based on evaluation across 28 criteria, including current offering, strategy and market presence. Oracle was cited for its balance of product and platform. As one Oracle reference noted: “No one else has the length and breadth of integration and future development dollars. I think Oracle is in this for the long haul.”

Oracle CX Cloud Suite empowers organizations to take a smarter approach to customer experience management and business transformation initiatives. By providing a trusted business platform that connects data, experiences and outcomes, Oracle CX Cloud Suite helps customers reduce IT complexity, deliver innovative customer experiences and achieve predictable and tangible business results. The Oracle CX Cloud Suite includes Oracle Commerce Cloud, Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Sales Cloud and Oracle Service Cloud.

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The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com.

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