Oracle Takes Open Source Approach to Partner Training
Judson Althoff, group VP of worldwide alliances and channels at Oracle Corp., is putting a new spin on old partner training tactics. During a chat with The VAR Guy, Althoff says Oracle’s Enablement 2.0 partner strategy will leverage some lessons from the open source world.
Simply put, Oracle’s training materials will be “open sourced” for partners and Oracle experts to share and re-produce across the Web. The goal is to have the Enablement 2.0 effort go “viral.”
The Enablement 2.0 strategy includes Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 types of training. Our resident blogger took plenty of notes during his chat with Althoff, but it would be faster for all involved if you simply checked Oracle’s Enablement 2.0 announcement page for full details.
The Latest Oracle Pundit?
Althoff also is the latest channel expert to try his hand at blogging. Althoff concedes his self-named blog is a work in progress. He’s looking to write in a more conversational tone in the months ahead.
The VAR Guy hopes Althoff doesn’t start writing in the third person. Only aging print journalists moving into digital media resort to those types of stunts.
The VAR Guy will run a complete podcast with Althoff, covering the enablement 2.0 strategy, in mid-October.