Architecting Oracle for optimum Licence fees

The challenges of systems architecture and Oracle licensing is known to be complex, costly and highly dependent on the architecture of the target system. System Architects are highly skilled and experienced in meeting their client’s system performance and availability needs. A decade or so ago, by far the largest expenditure was the hardware cost and […]

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6 Ultimate tactics to get a great deal with Oracle

6 Ultimate tactics to get a great deal with Oracle Whether you are the  CFO, CPO or CIO I know from talking to many of you that you acknowledge Oracle software is solid, even great but you all complain that it is too expensive.Now I am not here to defend Oracle and talk about the […]

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Just how confident are you that you are licensed correctly?

Just how confident are you that you are licensed correctly? When I have off the record  chats, I don’t meet many people who are convinced that they are fully compliant. Let’s be honest maintaining software compliance is a moving target. It is likely that your organisation is buying more and more software all the time. Even […]

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Why CIOs should move to Oracle SE

Why CIOs should seriously consider moving to Oracle Standard Edition

Have you considered moving your applications to Oracle Standard Edition? With the increasing cost of Oracle Enterprise Edition and its associated options, does it make sense to seriously consider moving your applications to Standard Edition? Traditionally Standard Edition was looked on as the Database for the small enterprise or the alternative to MS SQL Server. […]

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10 Oracle Negotiation Myths – Part 2

10 Oracle Negotiation Myths – Part 2 Myth “A widely held but false belief or idea.” In the Oracle eco-system a number of myths and misconceptions have grown up around purchasing from Oracle. We share 10 myths we have heard from talking to customers regularly. Perhaps you also know a few more you would like […]

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10 Oracle Negotiation Myths – Part 1

10 Oracle Negotiation Myths – Part 1 Myth – “A widely held but false belief or idea.” In the Oracle eco-system a number of myths and misconceptions have grown up around purchasing from Oracle. These are myths I’ve heard from talking to customers regularly.  Perhaps you also know a few you can share. Here are […]

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10 Top Oracle Licensing Articles on the Web

  10 Top Oracle Licensing Articles on the Web As you know we always do our best to bring you useful information relating to Oracle Licensing.  We decided to share a number of great articles from around the web that we believe are worthy of highlighting. So here are Madora’s 10 favourite articles we found which […]

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Oracle Licensing Rules – Five Fatal Mistakes Part 2

Oracle Licensing Rules – Five Fatal Mistakes Part 2. Following on from the first 5 Fatal Mistakes of Oracle Licensing, we have had lots of great feedback on some other ‘fatal’ mistakes.  Thank you to Piaras Macdonnel, Johnnyq72 and @limesoftwareuk. We have complied a list of five further gotchas which those new to Oracle licensing need […]

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9 Key Rules of Oracle Licensing

Follow these Nine Keys Rules of Oracle Licensing to maximise your Oracle investment 1) Establish proof of ownership, gather together all the licence agreements, support renewals, contracts and correspondence. That’s right go and check those old files in the cupboard; speak to the Finance team and understand what Support fees you pay and when. 2) […]

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