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  • Questions From Oracle’s Earnings Announcement

    By Craig Guarente on June 23, 2017
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    Oracle announced its Q4 earnings Wednesday, and their Non-GAAP EPS was up 10% year over year. In addition to that good news, revenue from both its cloud offerings and on-premise licensing were better than expected. This is great news for Oracle, and investors have rewarded the stock with an almost 10% jump today. Given some of the lack luster recent

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  • 5 Questions to Ask Your Oracle Advisor

    By Stephen Sopko on May 31, 2017
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    It is May 31, Oracle’s end of financial year.  Also, the time of year when every IT, procurement, and management consultant becomes an “Oracle expert”. The good news about our success at Palisade Compliance is that we have inspired competition. Why good news? Because it validates that there is a thriving market for expert Oracle advice delivered in a responsible

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  • Oracle ULA – The good, the Bad and the Ugly!

    By Dan DeVenio on May 28, 2017
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    Many clients look into Oracle’s ULA (Unlimited License Agreement) to see if that’s the best fit for their company. The limited term is typically 3 years, and the ULA has many good, bad and ugly attributes. Below is a base understanding of the ordering vehicle and some of the basics: ULA – Officially the “Unlimited License Agreement” Limited in term

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  • Is Oracle LMS’s Offer To Help You Move To The Cloud A Stealth Audit?

    By Craig Guarente on April 12, 2017
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    Recently I spoke at the IBSMA Compliance Summit.  It’s a great venue and you get to hear people from many different companies talk about what they are doing and how they approach compliance.  At this latest event, I sat in on a presentation by Oracle LMS where they talked about their services.  They mostly talked about cloud, which is interesting

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  • Oracle LMS Denver Audit – What should Denver have done?

    By Craig Guarente on April 6, 2017
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    This is the final post of a 3 part series on Oracle’s LMS Audit of the City of Denver. In Part 1 we looked in detail at the Oracle LMS audit of the City of Denver.  In this Part 2 we examined some of the specific tactics Oracle LMS used against Denver so you can be prepared should Oracle LMS

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  • Oracle LMS Audit Tactics – City Of Denver

    By Craig Guarente on April 4, 2017
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    This is part 2 of a 3 part series on Oracle’s LMS Audit of the City of Denver. In part one we looked in detail at the Oracle LMS audit of the City of Denver.  In this Part 2 we will examine some of the specific tactics Oracle LMS used against Denver so you can be prepared should Oracle LMS

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  • Oracle Using LMS License Audit to Drive Cloud Revenue

    By Craig Guarente on March 29, 2017
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    This is part 1 of a multi-part series on Oracle’s LMS Audit of the City of Denver. In a recent CBS News investigative report that you can watch here, Brian Maass uncovered a large Oracle audit on the city of Denver that resulted in Denver paying Oracle almost $4,000,000.  While this type of audit might have been unknown to the

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  • Managing Your Oracle License Ecosystem – Who Ya’ Gonna Call

    By Dan DeVenio on February 10, 2017
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    Trying to decide the best organization to engage with regarding supporting your Oracle License ecosystem can often be difficult.   The “industry” is relatively new and there are no real standards.   However there are organizations such as Gartner and others who can assist in helping a client determine the profile of a consulting organization that best meets the client’s needs. We

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  • Controlling Your Data in Oracle Audits

    By Stephen Sopko on February 6, 2017
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    Oracle’s audit scripts gather increasingly wide swaths of data that are analyzed in their famously non-transparent process.  This leaves Oracle customers in the position of proving a negative when Oracle makes a costly assertion then refuses to disclose how they reached their conclusions.  In every Oracle audit we challenge, our clients benefit from knowing what they are about to show

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