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Feeding the Oracle Beast?

Feeding the Oracle Beast?

We are often asked how Oracle clients can form a better relationship with their Oracle sales rep. That is not an easy question, considering the prime goal of Oracle is to make their quota, which requires significant sales of Oracle licenses and cloud, even at the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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