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How to Survive a Nasty Software Vendor Audit

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Kristin Burnham, CIO.com, 04/30/2018 When software vendor auditors push too far, enterprise technology leaders must be prepared to push back. In an extreme case, the food company Mars (best known for Snickers and M&M’s candies)...

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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 products to third-party cloud environments may result in initial hardware savings, failing to understand the licensing rules for these environments can ultimately lead to costly licensing mistakes.

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Oracle Licensing Considerations

Julie Machal-Fulks  Comments (0)
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....