Oracle Cloud as a commercial solution

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In this video, Richard Spithoven of b.lay explains what audit trends he is seeing in the market from Oracle, the most common compliance issues, Oracle’s licensing policies around VM Ware and Java. Richard will be speaking at both our UK and USA conferences on day two covering Oracle Audit Defence, in a plenary and workshop session. Plenary: Are you the next sitting duck that will be moved...

Oracle Database License Management Verification Standard V1.0

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An independent verification for Oracle license management Back in April last year we published a comparison of five SAM tools with Oracle License Management capabilities (See: Oracle License Management Group Test – The Results). This previous group test above was based on a questionnaire completed by participating vendors and an online briefing to quiz vendors on their capabilities. For 2016,...

Oracle Best Practice Guide – Part 2

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This is the second in our series on Oracle Best Practice. To view part 1, please click here. This part of our Oracle Best Practice series is all about Oracle audits, and what to do if you are unfortunate enough to be audited by Oracle or Oracle LMS. ORACLE AUDITS Do not ignore Oracle! If you receive a letter from Oracle requesting an audit or ‘license review’ do not ignore it! Do not think they...

Alternatives to Oracle database

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It has been suggested that Oracle derives 50% of Oracle database revenue in the UK from audit activity and the Campaign for Clear Licensing has reported that “92% of customers say that Oracle does not clearly communicate licensing changes”. “50% of UK Oracle DB revenue driven by Audit (FY14), net new licenses” Sanjeev at @SnowSoftware #cashcow #Oracle pic.twitter.com/HYel11UGx7 — Martin...

Oracle License Management 

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Oracle licensing is one of the most complex license metrics to manage within the IT Asset Management community. It poses the biggest challenge for ITAM, SAM (software asset management) and licensing professionals alike. There are only a few vendors that require specialist experts to effectively manage the licenses and software correctly, and Oracle is certainly one of them.   Oracle Licensing The...

Oracle Best Practice Guide – Part 1

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The ITAM Review and Campaign for Clear Licensing hosted an Oracle Seminar on Friday 21st November 2014. The aim of the seminar was to share and discuss some of the main issues around Oracle licensing and audit behaviour. Oracle Best Practice Guide Part 1 is the beginning of a three-part summary report which provides a review of the key takeaways, knowledge shared and main points raised both from...

Podcast Episode 8: The Oracle Negotiation Grey Zone

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Ahead of our Oracle Seminar in New York later this month Martin Thompson talks with guests about the grey zone of Oracle negotiation, cloud options with Oracle and copyright principles and standing up against unreasonable claims View all our podcasts on SoundCloud or iTunes.   Guests Ania Levy from Levy LeGette Craig Guarente from Palisade Compliance Doug Ehrenreich from iQuate John Emmitt...

Oracle – Positive recommendations for change

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At our Oracle Seminar in London on the 21st November we included a session for delegates to provide their feedback on recent CCL research. Readers in the USA can attend a similar event on the 29th January.  The original research, ‘Key risks in managing Oracle Licensing’ can be found here: http://www.clearlicensing.org/key-risks-in-managing-oracle-licensing/ We asked delegates, all of...

Oracle Licensing Quick Guide

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92% of Oracle customers agree that they do not communicate changes properly If you would like further information on managing the complexity of your SAP licensing agreement why not join us at one of our free events taking place this year? For more details visit our Events Page   Oracle’s software licensing is complex and regularly changing. The number of products and acquisitions made by...

Event Listing: Oracle Seminar, 15th May 2015, New York

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Following the unfortunate timing of Juno, the storm that hit New York in January we are pleased to announce that we have rescheduled our Oracle Seminar to Friday, 15th May 2015.   After the success of our Oracle Seminar that took place in London in November 2014, we are very pleased to bring our Oracle Seminar to New York in May. Managing the complexity of your Oracle Licensing Agreements Oracle...

Podcast Episode 5: Trends in Oracle License Management

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In the run up to our Oracle Seminar on the 21st November, we discuss the current activity around Oracle Licensing and audits, trends in services around Oracle and the future of Oracle in the cloud. View all our podcasts on SoundCloud or iTunes. Podcast Guests Monica State and Madalina Chirculescu from ITAMS Daniel Ward from Livingstone Donnie Hamlett from iQuate Maxime Pawlak from Easytrust Mathias...

92% of customers say that Oracle does not clearly communicate licensing changes

Download - "Key risks in managing Oracle Licensing" White Paper (PDF, 22 Pages, 1MB) NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
If you need help managing your Oracle Licensing and the associated risks why not attend one of our Oracle Seminars in Berlin or New York   Campaign for Clear Licensing White Paper: “Key risks in managing Oracle Licensing” Download – “Key risks in managing Oracle Licensing” White Paper (PDF, 22 Pages, 1MB) NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED The Campaign for Clear Licensing...

Oracle Audit: Top 20 Frequently Asked Questions

Richard Spithoven – Director, b.lay
This is abridged version of a whitepaper by Richard Spithoven of b.lay. You can download the full version (without registration) on the b.lay website here. Richard was one of our highly experienced presenters at our free Oracle Licensing Seminar held in November in London. Our next Oracle Licensing Seminar will be held in New York in January. Learn more and register: https://www.itassetmanagement.net/2014/12/02/event-listing-oracle-seminar-29th-january-2015-york/ Oracle...

HP Asset Manager for Oracle License Management

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This is an independent review of HP Asset Manager for managing Oracle Licensing. This review is part of our Oracle License Management Group Test. HP Asset Manager for Oracle License Management Product: HP Software Asset Management solution (SAM) consisting of HP Asset Manager (AM) and HP Universal Discovery (UD) Version: 9.40 (AM), 10.10 (UD) Version Released: June 2013 Year Founded / Turnover:  Founded...

Snow Software for Oracle License Management

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This is an independent review of Snow Software for managing Oracle Licensing. This review is part of our Oracle License Management Group Test. Snow License Manager for Oracle License Management Product: Snow License Manager + Oracle Management Option (OMO) Version Released: OMO released September 2013 / Snow License Manager 7 released March 2014 Year Founded / Turnover: 1997/30M Euros Total number...