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Using an Oracle Server Worksheet to Respond to Oracle Licensing Inquiries

If your business receives an inquiry from Oracle requesting that you complete an Oracle Server Worksheet, you should proceed with caution. Answering the question without consulting a licensing expert and carefully evaluating the relevant license agreements can result in increased licensing fees, possible audits, and penalties. Before responding to an Oracle inquiry, it is important…

202003.06
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Unlimited License Agreements for Oracle Products

Technology departments are continuously looking for ways to reduce costs related to software. Many larger enterprises are considering licensing software products on an enterprise-wide basis. For Oracle products, an unlimited license agreement (“ULA”) approach can be beneficial in terms of license management, but the transition from a ULA back to limited licenses can present problems…

201910.23
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Seven Lessons I learned representing clients in Oracle Audits

Over the last several years, more and more Oracle customers are receiving notices that they have been selected for an Oracle license review or software audit that it reviews the license position of all of its customers worldwide.  That means if your company has not participated in a software license review with Oracle, the odds…

201901.29
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Three Actions Oracle Customers Should Take at the End of a ULA

Of the many complex licensing arrangements Oracle offers to its customers, none seem to generate as much confusion and consternation as the Unlimited License Agreement (“ULA”).  For companies that have already determined that they are not going to renew their ULAs with Oracle, the following are a few guidelines to follow to minimize the risks…

201812.06
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Licensing Oracle in the Cloud (Microsoft, Amazon or Oracle)

Julie Machal-Fulks, The ITAM Review, 12/06/2017 Increasingly, companies are considering outsourcing datacenter workloads to third-party hosted or cloud environments. Software publishers like Oracle are not only publishing guidance on how to count licenses that are installed in a third-party cloud environment, Oracle is also offering its own cloud solutions to customers. Although moving the Oracle…

201709.27
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Oracle Minimum License Requirements

For many Oracle products, like Database, the license agreement or ordering documents contain minimum license requirements. Often, quantities of licenses necessary to satisfy the minimum licensing terms varies based on the edition of the license in question. For instance, customers are required to purchase additional Oracle Database Standard One Edition and Standard Edition Named User…

201703.21
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Know Your Rights: Legal Approaches to Minimizing Oracle Audit and Compliance Risk

Compliance Manager Summit, March 2017 How do other organizations weather an Oracle audit? Looking for success stories and winning strategies? In this session, attorney Julie Machal-Fulks of Scott & Scott illustrated how Oracle’s audit program has impacted many of her clients. She revealed the many flavors of an Oracle audit, common surprises, the legal implications of your…

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Oracle Licensing Considerations

Oracle software is used by a wide range of enterprises. Oracle has recently increased its auditing efforts, and has aggressively targeted many of its customers for in-depth audits resulting in millions of dollars in financial demands. In this webinar, Julie Machal-Fulks discusses typical Oracle licensing metrics, Oracle audit approaches, common surprises in Oracle audits, and legal…

201609.09
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The Importance of Escrow Agreements in Software and Technology License Agreements

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Julie Machal-Fulks, Texas Lawyer, June 2016 Some of their most integral software applications businesses use are under another party’s control. When each party is upholding its end of the licensing bargain, these relationships can be long-lasting and useful. But, in some instances, the licensee can no longer access software on which it relies because the…