5 things you should know about Oracle’s Q4

​1) “Is it the best time to buy?”A large portion of Oracle’s business is carried out in Q4 and this is often the best time to buy if it fits in with your own business buying cycle and suits your project(s). However, if you end up spending money outside of your budget period or you buy […]

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Can you cancel an Oracle ULA?

Can you cancel an Oracle ULA?What do you do if you have an Unlimited Licence Agreement (ULA) and you’ve now decided you don’t need it? Perhaps you have decided to move away from Oracle altogether, business is not so good, your business is being acquired by another company, or perhaps you are moving to the Cloud. Previously […]

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Oracle Java Support Changes

​Oracle Java Support ChangesOracle is changing the way that Java SE is supported and unpaid support for Java SE will cease. Support for commercial users will continue until at least January 2019, but many Java commercial users use Java SE for business commercial production purposes as part of a Java application developed in-house or provided by […]

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Madora Announces Next Phase Of Its Oracle Licensing Toolkit

Madora Announces Next Phase Of Its Oracle Licensing ToolkitMadora Consulting, one of the leading international Oracle licensing specialists, has announced today that it has completed the next phase of its internal Oracle Licensing Toolkit with the addition of Fusion Middleware. The toolkit already covers E-Business Suite, Database and options. ​The Madora Oracle Licensing Toolkit has been […]

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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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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 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 attended webinar and really dived into a lot of misunderstanding and myths surrounding licensing […]

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