The #1 Thing You Must Do if You Have an Oracle ULA

The #1 Thing You Must Do if You Have an Oracle ULA

As you all know, I’ve spent a lot of time in the Oracle licensing and contracting world. I’ve been looking at Oracle contracts (for Oracle and our clients) for over 20 years! I’ve seen them all. The Oracle ULA (Unlimited License Agreement) is one of Oracle’s most...

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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 Audit...

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Oracle Savings Start with Disruption

Oracle Savings Start with Disruption

There is a cozy process to buying Oracle, and the best way to save money on Oracle is to disrupt the process! A decade running procurement (vendor management, purchasing, etc.) organizations taught me that most of them assume that the requester (in this case IT) has...

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Oracle Makes Another Anti-Customer Audit Change

Oracle Makes Another Anti-Customer Audit Change

Doesn’t Oracle ever learn? The tighter their grip on their customers, the more those customers will slip through Oracle’s fingers and find themselves to non-Oracle products and clouds. After 35-plus years Oracle has made a change to their contract audit clause...

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Is Your Oracle Reseller Telling Oracle Too Much?

Is Your Oracle Reseller Telling Oracle Too Much?

Before I start this post let me remind everyone that Palisade Compliance is NOT and NEVER WILL BE an Oracle reseller. We’ve even created our own Declaration of Oracle Independence. The fact is, Oracle resellers make more money when they sell you more Oracle. What...

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