NEXTGEN launches Oracle Cloud Centre of Excellence to enable partners

NEXTGEN has launched the Oracle Cloud Centre of Excellence, the latest value-added service to be offered as part of its proposition to deliver distribution reinvented. The establishment of the Centre comes as Oracle is issuing a swathe of product updates and information to the channel. 

John Walters, Group CEO of NEXTGEN, said: “The Oracle Cloud Centre of Excellence at NEXTGEN is a prime example of how we are continuing to invest in the Oracle ‘Journey to the Cloud’ transformation. As an enablement hub, it clearly demonstrates our commitment to assist our partners in capturing the Oracle market opportunity." 

“Our aim is to continually push the envelope on value-added distribution in the channel through our mantra of ‘Distribution Reinvented’. As such, we look forward to welcoming our partners into the Centre, where they will find a space well-equipped to help them and their customers to get insights, education and enablement on Oracle’s ‘Journey to the Cloud’ strategies.”

James Cunial, Oracle Practice Lead for NEXTGEN, says the idea behind the centre was born out of a belief that NEXTGEN could play an even deeper role in helping channel partners currently selling, or wishing to sell Oracle technologies, to upskill and stay competitive.

According to the Oracle specialist, never before has the enterprise technology giant released such a tidal wave of information and new products to the market at once.

“Right now Oracle is refreshing every product from the ground up, across their whole portfolio. It’s easy to feel like there is a new product or offering on a weekly basis. There’s so much coming up, it can be hard to keep track and up to date.

“We felt there needed to be a space where our partners can upskill,” says Cunial. 

Located at NEXTGEN’s new offices in North Sydney, The Oracle Cloud Centre of Excellence is a space where NEXTGEN’s partners can access the company’s vendor specialists, Oracle product sets, sales plays, product demonstrations, and more. “The hub is designed for them to educate themselves, to be educated and trained by us, or to host their customers on training exercises,” adds Cunial. 

The launch of the Centre comes on the heels of NEXTGEN being selected for the prestigious Oracle Global Cloud VAD of the year at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco in October. 

Read CRN’s coverage of the launch. For more information about James Cunial, Oracle Practice Lead, read the Inside Nextgen Q&.


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