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,...
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...
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...
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...
The Link Between Oracle Exadata and Oracle LMS Audits

The Link Between Oracle Exadata and Oracle LMS Audits

Oracle has a seemingly singular focus on selling cloud. Cloud, cloud, cloud is all they talk about. However, we should not lose sight of Oracle’s other businesses, including Exadata and the entire line of Exa hardware. While Oracle focuses on cloud, their sales teams...