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  • Damning evidence in support of Oracle cloud fraud

    NYSE: ORCL – It is alleged that Oracle artificially inflated its cloud sales numbers by offloading cloud products to customers under the duress of audit or by offering heavy discounts to on-premises contracts. Oracle Cloud Fraud – Supporting evidence Anecdotes collated...

  • An Oracle review letter

    Oracle review letter – CLICK TO ENLARGE The image right (click to enlarge it) is a dummy Oracle review letter from Oracle LMS asking our friends at Browbeaten Corp to participate in yet another pesky ‘Review’. A PDF version is here. For real life letters check out the legal...

  • Mars Inc. sue Oracle over audit tactics

    A mars a day keeps Oracle away The $33BN food giant Mars Inc. took Oracle to court in October. There is a good coverage and analysis by Dave Welch of House of Brick here: http://houseofbrick.com/mars-vs-oracle/ In short: Oracle offered Mars a ‘Review’ Oracle threatened to withdrawal...

  • Event Listing: Oracle Seminar, 21st November, London

    Are your cryptic Oracle license agreements and the lack of support provided by the Oracle LMS team getting you in a knot? Managing the complexity of your Oracle Licensing Agreements Introduction Oracle licensing is one of the greatest software investments you are likely to make –...

  • Oracle Tool Verification

    Oracle announced back in 2010 that it would begin to verify the data provided by ITAM tools. Oracle is notoriously difficult to manage from an ITAM perspective because Oracle products don’t install like most other publishers (no .exes to track in your inventory tool) and the configuration...

  • IBM – The Dark Horse of Software Audits?

    Are Companies Underestimating IBM Audits? I recently interviewed Alan Swahn, VP of Product Management at Flexera Software. We discussed IBM Licensing and the IBM audit program. Q. Why IBM? Shouldn’t companies spend more time focusing on Microsoft, Adobe or Oracle audit compliance? Many...

  • INTERVIEW: Jeff Jones – Trustworthy Data for Oracle Audits

    Jeff Jones of Flexera Software is a licensing expert focused on enterprise license optimization and compliance. Having spent 12+ years at Oracle, he is one of Flexera’s key product experts and advisors for Oracle. He also has in-depth knowledge of the Desktop, SAP, and Engineering...

  • Oracle Licensing Quick Guide

    Please note that this Quick Guide has now been updated and is available here If you would like further information on managing the complexity of your Oracle licensing agreement why not join us at one of our free events taking place this year? For more details visit our Events Page   This...

  • Oracle to Review Inventory Tools

    Oracle deployments tend to slip through the net of most traditional ITAM tools. With no license keys to track and sometimes no executables to discover, reconciling Oracle is commonly a separate project outside of most ‘desktop’ inventory processes. “Even if the customer...