Global User Group Initiatives
Opportunities for User Groups to Capitalize on the Shift to Cloud, Modern Cloud Development and Emerging Technologies
Three Initiatives Create New Opportunities for User Groups
Cloud has changed the IT industry, with customers having fundamentally different needs and expectations from software vendors than traditional on premise solutions. This evolution influences user groups and communities, and creates new opportunities for user groups to increase relevance and sustainability. This document provides an overview of three initiatives that align with common trends in the industry and create a foundation for user groups to grow: Path to Cloud, Modern Cloud Development and Expanded Community Experiences.
Path to Cloud
Help your members understand how Cloud can deliver breakthrough value to their On Premise investments.
Learn from free education and training materials available to you and your members:
Help your members protect their Oracle Investments:
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Motivate and mobilize your members to share their Cloud stories – it’s what Oracle customers are asking to hear! There are 4 ways your members can share their stories and create more visibility for your groups:
Modern Cloud Development
Engage your members in developer initiatives and utilize Oracle free Cloud trials
Step Up to Modern Cloud Development
The following Step Up to Modern Cloud Development document provides you a quick overview of the 8 technology areas critical to developers. Oracle is interested in promoting your members’ use cases in these areas.
Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassadors have expertise in modern development areas such as cloud, microservices, containers, Java, DevOps, continuous delivery, open source technologies and SQL/NoSQL databases. Find out more here and connect with the developer groundbreakers today!
Try the Cloud Trials
Cloud trials are critically important in enabling members to try, apply and evaluate Cloud offerings. Promote the following URL with your members and peers oracle.com/ugtrial and help us demonstrate the scale of the global user group community. More information on the trial program was delivered via a global call with user groups in September.
Start a Meetup
Our FY19 Developer Meetup Campaign can help support your developer meetups by offering to fund up to $500 USD for food and beverage, for user groups and customers that want to speak on one or more of the following eight technology focus areas, Oracle Cloud and promote the cloud trials:
We are happy to help support your next event. Simply complete the Developer Meetup Request Form to get started. We will promote your meetup from our Twitter and WeChat accounts, post on a central Oracle meetup.com page, and have relevant Oracle teams promote through their channels.
Expanded Community Experience
Engage in Oracle’s communities to increase your reach, expand your social capital, highlight your expertise and attract new members
Go digital. Tap into Oracle’s communities to keep up to date on the rapid innovation and release cycles.
Cloud Customer Connect (CCC) is our premier cloud community specifically designed to:
Please also check a recent webinar on Cloud Customer Connect:
Influence Cloud Roadmaps
Contribute to Forums or Idea Labs on IaaS & PaaS, by registering and requesting a free Technology account.
Note that contributions to SaaS ideas and forums can only be made by subscribed customers. All of your SaaS members already access.
Write Peer-to-Peer Reviews
Increase awareness of your groups by having your members share their Oracle experiences on the external peer to peer review site: http://go.trustradius.com/OracleUserGroups
Notable reviews will be promoted on:
Leadership on Cloud Customer Hubs
Showcase your members’ thought leadership, hear from other customers as they share their cloud journey, and be first to know about what's happening with Oracle Cloud. Your members can join the Oracle Cloud Hubs today using their Oracle SSO account. Learn more about the Oracle Cloud Customer Hubs and have your members participate today!
Participate in Cloud Benchmark Reports
Customers live on ERP Cloud, HCM Cloud and CX Cloud (Marketing, Sales, Service, CPQ, Commerce) have the opportunity to share the business benefits realized through interviews with Oracle experts. Results are highlighted in Cloud Benchmarking reports. Connect with your community manager or email the team for more information.
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Leverage your member experiences in your events
Developing use cases with your members through the above channels will help your user group to build a strong user story portfolio that can be plugged into your events and can evolve your events from “Education” to “Demonstration”.
Quick Links to User Group Resources
Please refer to the resources below if you need support from Oracle:
- Requesting Support
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