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.

Important Change to On-Premise Term Licenses

Announcement from Oracle:

We are continually working to improve your experience as an Oracle PartnerNetwork member by simplifying and streamlining our partner program and associated engagements.

Oracle Standard Edition HA

Almost one year after announcing that Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) is de-supported on Oracle Standard Edition 2 starting with Oracle Database 19c, the other shoe finally dropped: Oracle announced a new Standard Edition 2 High Availability.

Oracle LMS is Still Making it Up

This February, LicenseFortress sent a few people to the RMOUG Training Days conference. RMOUG Training Days (https://rmoug.org/training/) is an outstanding event loaded with top-tier Oracle experts and technical content. It’s well worth attending. At this conference, a director at Oracle License Management Services (LMS), who had been with the company for over twenty years, gave a presentation. The session was titled Oracle Licensing 101.

Oracle Spatial: Free in all editions!

Just a quick update around Oracle licensing changes from last week. As of December 5, 2019, Oracle Spatial is no longer a licensable feature and is included free with all editions, including Oracle Standard Edition 2.