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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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  • Is Your Oracle Reseller Telling Oracle Too Much?

    By Craig Guarente on October 28, 2016
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    Before I start this post let me remind everyone that Palisade Compliance is NOT and NEVER WILL BE an Oracle reseller.  Here is one reason why: I don’t envy Oracle resellers.  While it can be a lucrative business, it is fraught with challenges.  The fact is, Oracle resellers make more money when they sell you more Oracle.  What happens when

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  • LIVE WEBINAR: Highlights from Oracle OpenWorld 2016

    By Craig Guarente on September 26, 2016
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    Oracle’s annual user conference OpenWorld took over San Francisco at the end of September and we were there taking notes so you didn’t have to. Register for our live webinar for a review of the highlights and to answer any questions you may have. Presented by Craig Guarente, CEO of Palisade Compliance, you will hear about: Larry Ellison wages war

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  • The Perils of an RFP for Purchasing More Oracle

    By Stephen Sopko on September 8, 2016
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    I am no stranger to procurement and the request for proposals process. As a former federal contracting officer, purchasing director, and after leading the teams that replied to RFPs for Dell – you could say I am somewhat of an expert. Please consider this friendly advice, therefore, from a fellow traveler. There are dangers in the RFP process when procuring

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