BIC2G

BIC2g Update--New Image Coming Out!

We are just finishing up changes to our web site to announce the Jun09 release of BIC2g.  This image will have the BIC2g:BI and BIC2g:EPM content combined into one image called BIC2g: BI&EPM.  The new image is the same content that Oracle SCs started having access to in late June, 2009, hence our calling this the Jun09 release.  We have stopped accepting automatic orders of the Mar09 release while we update our website.

New with this release is an “option 3” that allows you to build your own virtual machine under VMware using your own MS Windows Server 2003 license and MS Office license.  We are bundling up to three hours of support in this offering to help facilitate the process.

Expect to see new content at www.vlamis.com/bic2g in the next few days.  We will also be scheduling webcasts to go over the changes and a general webcast that will introduce the program.  These webcasts will be announced in our blog and at www.vlamis.com/bic2g.

Replay of April 3 BIC2G Webcast available

Our April 3 "encore presentation" on BIC2G can be found at http://oukc.oracle.com/static05/opn/login/?r=-1&c=654205814&t=checkusercookies.

Please note that this requires a Oracle single sign-on userid, but these are generally available for free from Oracle.The presentation is an overview of our March 20 more detailed presentation on BIC2G, but includes more time for questions and answers.

BIC2G VMs Now Available Worldwide!

We're very pleased to announce that our contract with Oracle has been extended to ship BIC2G images worldwide.  Previously, we were limited to United States and Canada, but due to interest worldwide in the BIC2G image, this restriction has been lifted.  We still are governed by US export laws from shipping to countries such as Cuba,  Iran, Sudan,  Iraq,  Libya, North Korea, and Syria, but otherwise, we're no longer restricted.
So go to www.vlamis.com/bic2g and send us your orders.  We look forward to servicing the worldwide Oracle community!

BIC2G in OPN Newsletter for Oracle Master Classes

Our BIC2G offering is once again mentioned in the April 2009 North America OPN Newsletter.  Oracle will be using the BIC2G image for several BIC2G master classes starting May 1.  Here is a quote from the newsletter:

Maximizing your BIC2G ROI: Master Classes on Oracle BIC2G on Windows!

On March 20, Oracle announced that partners could now demonstrate Oracle's Hyperion EPM and Oracle BI software without installing and configuring through use of the BIC2G pre-configured demo images. Oracle will offer several BIC2G master classes starting Friday, May 1 through Friday, June 22. This series of webcasts will explore how partners can benefit from the high impact, customer ready, scripted, and customizable demos that BIC2G provides.

For a webcast on BIC2G, click here.

For more information on BIC2G, click here.

Repeating Webcast on April 3 on BIC2G Demo Images

Well, our previous webcast on March 20 filled up--we heard that some people could not get in because the webcast was "full".  In addition, we didn't have much time for questions and answers.  So...we're repeating the webcast, this time at a higher level, and allowing more time for Q&A.  We will use the recording of the previous webcast for some of the detail on "exactly what's in the BI (or EPM) image." You can get details on the April 3 webcast at http://www.oracle.com/partners/education/regional/americas/educ_update.html; scroll down until you see "Oracle BI and Hyperion EPM (BIC2G) Demo Images on Windows for Partners - eSeminar " on April 3.