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Oracle Partner Program: Heavy Lifting Is Done, Fine-tuning to Come

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Most of Silicon Valley is focused on the Oracle Java vs. Google Android lawsuit. But inside Oracle’s headquarters in Redwood Shores, Calif., it’s business as usual for the Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) channel team. Group VP Lydia Smyers (pictured) is gearing up for an annual partner kick-off initiative. Andy Bailey, senior VP of strategic alliances, continues to engage systems integrators. And even Oracle President Mark Hurd has channel partners on his mind these days, while Channel Chief Judson Althoff continues to tour the world. Here’s the update — reported from inside the (IT news)