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Declaration Of Independence From Oracle

Declaration Of Independence From Oracle

There comes a time in the life of every company when it must decide what it wants to be for its clients. At Palisade, we decided a long time ago that we would be the global leader in providing independent advisory services to our clients. (To be fair, Oracle helped us...
The Independent Path to a Good Relationship with Oracle

The Independent Path to a Good Relationship with Oracle

“If you’re not with me then you are against me.”  That’s a popular phrase we often hear.  The phrase goes back to the bible and has been used many times in both politics and pop culture.  It’s a very powerful statement forcing people to take sides on an issue. ...
Vendor Declaration of Independence Tool

Vendor Declaration of Independence Tool

It’s not just Oracle that can wreak havoc on your budget.  Other IT vendors are also trying to lock you into their solutions both technically and contractually.  As IT, software, and cloud contracts get more and more complicated, costly, and risky, many companies are...
The Oracle Partner Dilemma

The Oracle Partner Dilemma

Our clients have choices of organizations they can engage to help them with their Oracle Licensing and compliance needs.  Often Oracle Partners also dabble in this type of service.  While we believe Oracle resellers and partners provide a great service to the Oracle...
Oracle Kicked Us Out of OPN and it Was a Blessing

Oracle Kicked Us Out of OPN and it Was a Blessing

If you read my blog, then you know I’m constantly talking about the importance of being independent of Oracle. Well, when I started Palisade in 2011 I didn’t have the same understanding of the need for independence as I do now. I did always recognize the importance of...
Oracle & Their Partners Are Sharing Your Information

Oracle & Their Partners Are Sharing Your Information

We’ve talked many times about the need for independence when looking for help with your Oracle contracting, compliance, and spend reduction initiatives. I’ve written in the past about how we’ve seen Oracle partners share information with Oracle that can cause you big...