- By Craig Guarente on August 20, 2012Read more
Being audited by a software vendor is not something organizations look forward to, but it is something they must be prepared for. There are definite best practices to follow when you are being audited. There is, however, one thing you can do when you get that Oracle audit letter that will have the greatest impact on the result of that
- By Craig Guarente on July 25, 2012Read more
The first thing to understand when negotiating with Oracle is that there are best practices on how to get the best deal that works for your business. This is true whether you are working through a new license agreement, or you are in the midst of a ULA, or even if you are being audited and working through a
- By Craig Guarente on July 23, 2012Read more
Social media has transformed how we absorb information and how we relay information. Forget your morning newspaper, 11 o’clock evening news program, and even your 24 hour cable news channel. They are almost obsolete when it comes to breaking news. World events are now first broadcast on Twitter or Facebook. Remember this tweet? Via Twitter. In today’s always-connected environment
- By Craig Guarente on July 13, 2012Read more
Join Craig Guarente and Eric Guyer as they discuss the new ULA Optimization Lifecycle Management Services for Oracle. Learn how Palisade Compliance can help your organization whether you are thinking about signing a ULA, in the middle of an existing ULA term, or at the end of your ULA and looking to certify or extend. Lower costs. Lower risks.
- By Craig Guarente on July 10, 2012Read more
Predictive analytics is all the rage. Whether it’s gigantic software companies snapping up smaller specialty firms, or cities across the country using data to predict crime, the true power of harnessing the right data is making headlines. Just this week there was news detailing how cities in California have been beta testing new software that can predict where the next
- By Craig Guarente on July 9, 2012Read more
Have you ever watched that show “Pawn Stars”? I love that show. On the show people bring in items they have from around the house to this famous pawn shop in Las Vegas. These folks are either looking for a little money or looking to get on television. On an episode the other day a woman brought in an old
- By Craig Guarente on June 22, 2012Read more
Companies are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs and simplify contract administration. Consolidating multiple software maintenance/support contracts into one large agreement may appear to be a “no brainer” as one contract is easier to manage than 100 contracts. However, there are vendor specific implications to consolidating that may end up costing you more money in the long run. Please
- By Craig Guarente on June 19, 2012Read more
Now it’s official, after 25 years Keith Block is leaving Oracle. This is not a surprise given the instant message communications published a few weeks back with negative comments about Sun and Mark Hurd. It is a blow to Oracle since Keith was a terrific leader in the sales organization. The rumor is that more changes are coming in sales.