Do HR and finance leaders have time to assess their technology needs?

Do HR and finance leaders have time to assess their technology needs?This is a guest Blog post from Andy Nellis – CEO of eResolve, specialists in providing ‘value add’ solutions using their expertise in ERP Technology and Business Management.Please see our partner page for further details of eResolve and how they can help you with […]

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How Price Wars With Amazon Could Affect Oracle’s Margin

How Price Wars With Amazon Could Affect Oracle’s MarginAmazon’s dominance in cloudEarlier in the series, we discussed the growing competition in the database space that has fueled price wars between Oracle’s (ORCL) Database 18c and Amazon’s (AMZN) Redshift. Though Amazon has a small presence in the database space, it is an undisputable leader in the […]

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Don't fall foul of Multi-chip Modules

Don’t fall foul of Multi-chip Modules

Don’t fall foul of Multi-chip ModulesWe are finding that many Oracle users are being caught out by the new architecture of the AMD 6100 and upward series processors, mounted in G34 sockets. Inside these processors there can be two processor chips. This means that if you are using Oracle Database Standard Edition, Standard Edition One […]

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Everything You Missed at the UKOUG License Event

Everything You Missed at the October UKOUG License Event

Everything You Missed at the October UKOUG License Event We attended the UKOUG licence event held in London 24th October 2017, to get a good idea of what was of interest.  We thought you might be interested in our review, so here’s a flavour of the day for those of you who couldn’t go along, although we […]

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Oracle simplifies Cloud Licensing with Universal credits

Oracle simplifies Cloud licensing at last

Oracle simplifies Cloud Licensing with Universal CreditsAt a live event on September 19th as a precursor to Oracle Open World 2017, Larry Ellison announced the new Universal Credits for Cloud Licensing. Aimed at simplifying the confusion around the current IaaS and PaaS licensing models and providing more flexibility. What are Universal Credits?Oracle clearly wants to […]

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Time to migrate off VMware and go Oracle Multitenant?

Time to migrate off VMware and go Oracle Multitenant?

Time to migrate off VMware and go Oracle Multitenant?We came across a really interesting article from Brian Peasland on TechTarget on why he is moving his Oracle Databases off VMware ESXi to Oracle Multitenant. His primary motive being the cost of Oracle licensing if he upgrades his current version of VMware ESXi from 5,5. to EXSi […]

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Can you use your Oracle licenses in non-Oracle Cloud platforms?

Can you use your Oracle licenses in non-Oracle Cloud platforms?

Can you use your Oracle licenses in non-Oracle Cloud platforms?Christopher Barnett of Scott & Scott LLP wrote an article addressing the concerns many clients are now having as they start to take advantage of the Cloud platforms available to them. Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure have a large market share and both can run Oracle […]

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5 Ways to reduce your Oracle Support Costs

Do you have renewals coming up? We often see this as a time when the renewal fees are put into question. Here are five ways to reduce your Oracle support bill today.
1.Use a third party support company rather than Oracle
2.Don’t Use Oracle
3.Convert your Oracle Support into Cloud credits
4.Check to see if you are paying support on licenses not being used
5.Re-platform
Let’s look at these in turn.

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How to save on licensing fees by re-platforming Oracle on Dell EMC

HOW TO SAVE ON LICENSING FEES BY RE-PLATFORMING ORACLE ON DELL EMC Recently Bart Sjerps of Dell EMC and our own Keith Dobbs presented a webinar on reducing Oracle Licensing Costs via re-platforming on Dell and EMC.  This was an extremely well attending webinar and really dived into a lot of misunderstanding and myths surrounding […]

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