ULA Week: March 9-13

ULA Week: March 9-13

We are less than 100 days out from Oracle’s fiscal year-end. Contracts are being negotiated, audits are flying, and the Oracle Unlimited License Agreement is rearing its ugly head again. Despite Oracle’s attempts to move their customers to the Oracle cloud, Oracle...
The Ancient Greek Guide to Re-Negotiating with Oracle

The Ancient Greek Guide to Re-Negotiating with Oracle

It’s fitting that the most powerful piece of advice to keep in mind when preparing to negotiate your new license or cloud agreement with Oracle is itself most commonly associated with ancient Greece’s Socrates. It is the aphorism “know thyself”. I would...
Beware of the Changing URL in Oracle’s Contracts

Beware of the Changing URL in Oracle’s Contracts

One of Oracle’s signature moves to gain leverage on their customers is changing the URL, or embedded URL in your contract. Oracle will use links – they they don’t think you’ll read – to take an opportunity to put you at risk, lower the quality of service,...