Building on Collaboration
The creation of the Dell Services Oracle Practice builds on,
and extends, a very long and successful relationship
between Oracle and Dell. “This strategic relationship has
been in place for nearly 20 years, and includes the most
senior levels of management at both companies,” says
Daigle. That relationship continues to grow, with Dell
working actively with Oracle to test the new Oracle Fusion
suite of applications on Dell servers.
What’s more, both companies use Dell and Oracle platforms in their respective operations around the world—a
level of experience that gives Dell Services deep insight
into the day-to-day use of Oracle in running a business.
For its part, Oracle relies on more than 20,000 Linux
servers to power key elements of its Global IT operations.
Meanwhile, Dell relies on PowerEdge servers running
Oracle Database 11g in several mission-critical business
systems, including its supply chain and European order
management systems, while Oracle applications are used
in its supply chain operations.
“When Dell acquired Perot Systems, those of us coming
over from Perot were delighted because we knew that the
new Dell Oracle practice would be able to tap into this
deep relationship,” says Daigle. That relationship continues to grow, he adds, with Dell working actively with
Oracle to test the new Oracle Fusion suite of applications
on Dell servers.
At the same time, the Dell Oracle Practice has an established relationship with the Oracle Consulting organization. In fact, the two groups have gained significant practical experience in working together through their collaboration on Dell’s internal IT transformation effort. This
work includes implementing additional Oracle applications to support billing and the quote-to-cash process, and
ultimately reducing complexity by eliminating hundreds
of legacy systems.
“There are very few players in the industry that can do
everything high-end business strategy work and global
systems design to implementations and upgrades, multi-year support and application outsourcing,” concludes
Daigle. “To Oracle users, that breadth means that they
have access to the knowledge and tools they need to simplify the data center, increase productivity, and keep IT
aligned with the business.”
For more information on the Dell Services Oracle Practice,
go to www.dell.com/oracle or visit booth #521 at Oracle
Open World 2010.
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Reduced complexity in IT can pay off in increased productivity and lower costs, and Dell Services’ expanded
portfolio has a number of targeted services that are
designed to help Oracle users move forward with
improvement initiatives. These include:
| Migration. Dell Services continues to migrate companies from proprietary systems to Oracle and Dell
Linux platforms, helping to assess re-platforming
opportunities, move applications and database systems to the new platforms, and implementing Oracle
RAC—all of which enables companies to take advantage of low-cost, standards-based infrastructures.
| Pre-configured solutions. These include pre-configured
analytics for the healthcare, manufacturing, consumer
and packaged goods industries, as well as supply chain
and human resources applications. Meanwhile,
pre-configured industry solutions are available for milled
products, education and state and local government.
| Accelerators. Dell speeds up Oracle E-Business Suite
implementations with a methodology that uses Oracle
Business Accelerator solutions to quickly provide scalable, industry-specific functionality. These accelerator
solutions are available in pre-packaged, fixed-price,
and fixed-scope application bundles.
| Cloud offerings, such as cloud assessments, on-demand Oracle Cloud development environments for
upgrades and add-ons, and a JumpStart Cloud offering
that enables accelerated ERP implementations.