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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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  • Oracle’s Universal Epidemic

    By Anna-Rita Stanley-Best on September 1, 2016
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    If you, like me, follow a few influencers on social media, you will understandably be concerned and stressed if you are an Oracle customer.  Reading about all the complexities that come with using Oracle software, coupled with all the different products and service offerings available that any Oracle Sales person will be able to convince you, you need, you are

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  • Oracle LMS: The Marionette Pulling Strings

    By Max Shlopak on August 26, 2016
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    Per Wikipedia, a marionette is a puppet controlled from above using wires or strings.  Marionettes are operated with the puppeteer hidden from the audience.  At Oracle, LMS is the marionette and sales is the puppeteer.  Unfortunately, if you have a ULA, then you are the unsuspecting audience. Clearly, Oracle LMS is not independent from Oracle sales. This is evident in

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  • Are Oracle LMS Audits Getting Tougher?

    By Adi Ahuja on August 23, 2016
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    Oracle licensing and LMS audits have a reputation for being confusing, confrontational, and costly.  Unfortunately, the process might be getting even worse. At Palisade, we help clients who are being audited by Oracle, and we’ve noticed a troubling trend. Historically, Oracle, like many software vendors, issued a preliminary audit report before issuing the “final report.”  The preliminary report gave the

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  • No Joke: Oracle Gives Advice On How Not To Alienate Customers

    By Craig Guarente on August 17, 2016
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    Have you ever found an article online and started reading thinking it was a joke, but then half way through you realize that the author is being serious? You start out laughing at the absurdity, and a minute later you are shaking your head thinking: Is this for real? I had one of those moments when I read a recent

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  • What The Oracle-Netsuite Acquisition Means For You

    By Craig Guarente on July 28, 2016
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    Oracle just announced its acquisition of cloud software provider Netsuite for $9.3 billion dollars.  This is Oracle’s second largest acquisition.  More importantly, it’s another move by Oracle into the cloud space.  It will be a while until the dust settles, the acquisition is approved, and the deal closes.  However, it’s never too early to start thinking about how this move

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  • Oracle Best Practices: Know How to Respond to Audits (Part 5)

    By Craig Guarente on July 20, 2016
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    OK, the worst has happened: Oracle has sent you a letter saying they’re going to audit you. The letter says they’ll be calling to schedule a meeting and get the process started. What do you do? First, don’t be an ostrich. Yes, I know you’re a huge customer, and you’ve always been a loyal and enthusiastic supporter of Oracle. You

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