Online Partner Locators: How They Work


Oracle

Who's In: Open to all 21,000-plus solution providers in the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) Solutions Catalog

Search Criteria: Browsers can search for partners by product (for example, database, applications, middleware, server and storage hardware), by partner accreditations and technology specializations, or by region. They can also search using keywords: A search on "security," for example, turned up 452 partners.

How They Are Ranked: Preference is given to partners who are "specialized" and "advanced specialized" -- that is, certified to work with Oracle products. Qualifying specializations are also critical for partners who aspire to become Gold-, Platinum- or Diamond-tier partners in the OPN program.