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What does Oracle cloud mean in terms of licensing?

What does Oracle cloud mean in terms of licensing? Photo courtesy of dgtlchkn(CC Attribution) In a recent interview with TechTarget, Madora’s Software licensing expert Keith Dobbs explained how Oracle’s cloud focus has affected its licensing policies and how Oracle Cloud at Customer could change things for on-premises users. The interview covers the following points: How […]

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Do you Need Help with an Oracle Review?

Help with an Oracle Review What is a review? Often we talk to Oracle Users when they have either been reviewed or have been recently approached by Oracle to carry out a review. There is a lot of misunderstanding between a ‘review’ and an ‘audit’. The problem is that for many end users they think […]

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[Slideshare] The Nine Rules of Oracle Licensing

If you are responsible for the Oracle Licences be sure to understand these key rules: Can you prove your ownership? Do you have contracts to hand? Are you measuring your usage? Are you clear on how your access methods and architecture affect your licence position? Learn more  in the latest slide deck from Madora Consulting. […]

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Using Third Party Support for Oracle with Rimini Street

In this interview with Jill Harrison Managing Director for Rimini Street in Europe, we learn about alternative  Oracle support models for Oracle and SAP customers. Listen to the podcast or read the notes below to find out more about: Rimini Street’s third party Oracle support offering; How Rimini Street Compares to Oracle Support and other […]

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How to Reduce your Oracle Annual Support renewal

Hi, I’m Kay Williams. Today I’m joined by Julie Hatcher Director of SAM programmes at Madora consulting. One area that Madora specializes in is advising Oracle customers on how they can reduce their Oracle annual support bill. Can you just run through some general advice and some tips that you would give an Oracle customer who […]

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Reduce Oracle Support costs with Spinnaker Support

In this interview with Nigel Pullan VP EMEA of Spinnaker Support, we learn about alternative  Oracle support models for Oracle customers The opinions expressed and information given in this article are those of the interviewee and do not reflect the views of (or anyone affiliated with) Madora Consulting  I’m Kay Williams from Madora Consulting. Today […]

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The History of Oracle Licensing Metrics

The History of Oracle Licence Metrics Want to make more sense of Oracle Licensing Metrics? Learn how they evolved over time in this podcast and follow our latest in the series of Oracle licensing for beginners. Oracle Licensing metrics. Photo courtesy of Josep Ma. Rosell(CC Attribution) The Full transcript of the interview is below Kay:                           […]

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5 Fatal Mistakes of Oracle Licensing Rules

oracle licensing rules – 5 Fatal Mistakes “Five Fatal Oracle License Mistakes”, alright the title is a bit dramatic, but the following 5 mistakes crop up on such a regular basis that we at Madora believe they are worth reiterating. For those experienced with Oracle, they will know the following as classic gotchas and will […]

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The Cost Savings of a Oracle Software Asset Management programme?

 The Cost Savings of implementing an Oracle Software Asset Management programme? Part 3 in our Oracle SAM series. In this short interview with Julie we discuss the three key processes that can reduce Oracle licence costs. Licence Recycling Licence Pool management Licence Exemption Register  Just remember though that the key step before any of this […]

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DBVisit Interview with Kay Williams

Oracle Expert Interview with Anton Els of Dbvisit

Today we have  the second  in our ‘Ask the Expert’ interviews with our guest Anton Els, Vice President Product Development for  Dbvisit This is the second in a series of interviews with prominent experts in the Oracle world.  Anton will also feature in our next podcast ‘Licence Management Today – Episode 09′. The interview is with  Kay […]

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