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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,...
What To Do In The Last Year Of Your Oracle ULA

What To Do In The Last Year Of Your Oracle ULA

There are three phases to a ULA: Negotiation – Management – Exit. The last year of your ULA is probably the most critical time because your actions will determine whether or not you give Oracle millions of additional dollars, or you take a different path that saves...
Is Oracle’s VMware Announcement at OpenWorld a Trap?

Is Oracle’s VMware Announcement at OpenWorld a Trap?

Support for Oracle products on VMware On day one of Oracle Openworld, Oracle and VMware made a big announcement where for the first time Oracle said that they would support customers who were running Oracle products on VMware. That support could happen in the Oracle...
Palisade Just Celebrated Our 8th Anniversary

Palisade Just Celebrated Our 8th Anniversary

Palisade just celebrated our 8th anniversary. As I look back on the work we’ve done with our clients, I’m amazed by how consistent Oracle’s behavior is even in a time of tumultuous change. What’s changed with Oracle in 8 years? Eight years ago, Oracle was using...
Oracle’s Position on Licensing in One Clear Chart

Oracle’s Position on Licensing in One Clear Chart

It took me almost 25 years to figure out a way to easily explain Oracle’s position on licensing their software. What do you think? Unfortunately, this graphic is all too true as Oracle’s LMS audit team continues to go after their customers in virtualized and cloud...