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The Funny Oracle Org Chart That Isn’t So Funny

The Funny Oracle Org Chart That Isn’t So Funny

I’ll admit that my favorite type of humor is the kind that makes you uncomfortable. Maybe makes you squirm in your seat a little. If you don’t know what I mean then just watch Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm. If you want something a little more kid friendly then...

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Software License Compliance: Can Technology Help?

Software License Compliance: Can Technology Help?

Using technology to help with Oracle license compliance and optimization has always been elusive. There are plenty of tools out there to help you do some data discovery, or license inventory management. There is now also a move by corporate IT to create Enterprise App...

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Support & Maintenance: Oracle’s Golden Goose

ComputerworldUK just published an article quoting a Gartner analyst who says that software vendors like Oracle are trying to squeeze more money out of existing clients by locking in support payments through complex contractual terms and conditions. Is this really...

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What is an Oracle License Review?

In the past I’ve blogged about the “stealth audit” from Oracle. This is where a client is being audited but doesn’t even know it. They give Oracle all their technical information, perhaps run some scripts, and all of a sudden they are hit with a huge unexpected bill...

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3 Compliance Challenges with Oracle OnDemand

3 Compliance Challenges with Oracle OnDemand

It's common knowledge that using a 3rd party hosting provider creates a unique set of challenges for the customer who is trying to be in compliance with their Oracle software license contracts. These third party vendors will often use virtualization technologies that...

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