SOURCE: Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation

August 29, 2011 08:00 ET

IBM Recognized as a Diamond Level Partner in Oracle PartnerNetwork

IBM Demonstrates Expertise Across Oracle's Product Portfolio; Dedication to Delivering Value to Joint Customers Worldwide

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2011) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Oracle today announced that IBM has been named a Diamond level partner, the highest ranking available, in the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized program.
  • A long time Oracle partner, IBM has more than 25 years of experience implementing Oracle technology and more than 10,000 IBM Global Services professionals knowledgeable about Oracle offerings. To date, Oracle and IBM have collaborated on 30,000 successful customer engagements worldwide.
  • By achieving a Diamond level status in OPN, IBM continues to demonstrate its vast expertise in Oracle technologies and commitment to helping joint customers maximize the value of their Oracle investments.
  • IBM's Specialization achievements span Oracle's product portfolio, including applications, infrastructure, industries, and systems -- providing joint customers the end-to-end knowledge, technology and industry know how they need to meet their most critical IT demands.
  • IBM has currently achieved 21 Oracle Specializations and 5 Advanced Specializations. In addition it now has thousands of Oracle specialists with deep expertise in Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle's JD Edwards, Oracle's Siebel, Oracle's Hyperion, Oracle's PeopleSoft and Oracle SOA Suite, amongst others.

Supporting Quotes

  • "For more than 25 years, IBM has worked closely with Oracle to deliver significant value and quality to our customers," said Katie Bambrick, GM, Global Oracle practice, IBM Global Business Services. "IBM has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Diamond status based on our deep Oracle, business process and industry expertise. Whether leading an implementation or conducting a more complex global transformation, our highly trained consultants enable customers to meet their business objectives."
  • "For more than two decades Oracle and IBM have worked together to solve our customers' most complex business problems," said Michelle Montalvo, Oracle Vice President, Worldwide Alliances & Channels. "By achieving a Diamond level status, IBM has further exemplified its ability to deliver customer value and expertise across Oracle's extensive product portfolio."

Supporting Resources

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner 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. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit

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About IBM
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