Avoiding Conflicts of Interest in Software Asset Management

It can be tempting to tell yourself that any consultant will do when selecting someone to help you manage your Oracle products or implementation plan, but that’s just not true. And one topic that goes unmentioned far too often is the importance of evaluating any potential consultant to ensure there are no conflicts of interest.

When Oracle told a 1000-employee cloud-based software provider after a routine audit that they owed $57 million, they brought in a consult which determined that they owed exactly the same figure Oracle said they did.

Vendor Software License Audits Have Become More Frequent. Are You Prepared?

Database Trends

With the 1-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown just behind us, there has been a lot of dialogue regarding what different industries have experienced over the past year. Acknowledging this dubious anniversary, we sat down to collect our thoughts and share a few advisements with respect to our small corner of the legal and tech industry.

Oracle Overshares: Why keeping professional – not personable – is good policy

Sesame Street and organizations like the Salvation Army might tell you that sharing is caring, but there are people you shouldn’t open up to. Examples might include the local busybody who peers in her neighbors’ windows, your co-worker who just might be gunning for the same promotion as you, and, most importantly, your Oracle sales rep.

“The thing to remember is; they’re not your friend,” says Michael Corey, co-founder, and chief operating officer of LicenseFortress. Always remember, this is a business relationship – and no matter how much your Oracle rep might personally like you, they are inextricably linked to Oracle.

2021 LicenseFortress Company Update

Hi, I’m Dean Bolton, Co-Founder and Chief Architect of LicenseFortress. I wanted to thank our customers for their continued support and loyalty. 2020 was a challenging year for many businesses faced with difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic — yet fortunately, we’ve still experienced rapid growth. We have customers worldwide, but we are still looking to find that one customer in Antarctica to say we are on all seven continents.

Oracle on Amazon RDS: licensee beware (Part 1)

It sounds like a great deal at first: spin up a fully-managed Oracle database instance with the license cost already baked in. And in a lot of ways, it can be a good deal. Take a look at the expense of managing the database, doing backups & patching, plus the hardware and software, and Oracle on Amazon RDS can be a great deal. But as always, be careful about the details.