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LISA Training Expanded with Brand New Oracle Modules

We’re pleased to announce that our LISA training platform has a new addition – Oracle licensing training.

In conjunction with long-time ITAM Review collaborator – and internationally renowned Oracle consultant – Richard Spithoven of B-Lay, our bite-sized, self-paced Oracle training covers topics including:

  • Oracle Processor licensing
  • Oracle Named User Plus licensing
  • Licensing Oracle in a Disaster Recovery environment
  • Licensing Oracle in IBM LPAR environments
  • Licensing Oracle in VMware environments (Coming Soon)
  • Determining your Oracle entitlements

Oracle licensing is well known as a complex area, and even what seems a small error can lead to non-compliance of millions of dollars. Having comprehensive licensing training, delivered by an expert, available at any time of day (or night) will be a big help to making the journey towards compliance much easier – and much less expensive!

Equally, having a good understanding of Oracle licensing may enable you to streamline your licensing position, helping to reduce your support and renewal costs.

As Oracle licensing changes, LISA will too. We’re committed to keeping our training as up to date as possible, so your organisation can understand any implications with Oracle’s new rules and updates.

Who is it for?

Whether you’re new to ITAM, new to Oracle as a vendor or a seasoned pro looking for a refresher, LISA can help.


Or perhaps you’d like other parts of your business to have a better understanding of how their projects may impact your Oracle licensing position? Our quick, easy to digest modules make it easier for “non-ITAM” members of the organisation – such as Enterprise Architects and Database Administrators – to understand their impact on the overall compliance position’.

About Richard Spithoven

Richard Spithoven is one of the managing partners at B-lay. Richard brings more than thirteen years of relevant license management experience to his role having previously served as regional director of compliance at Oracle. Richard uses his knowledge of enterprise software vendors (such as Oracle, SAP, IBM and Microsoft) to educate, equip and enable software end users in their challenges regarding proper software license management. Richard holds a master’s degree in IT, from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

October 2018 saw the launch of our Oracle licensing certification. Created in conjunction with B-lay, we made this certification to give ITAM professionals around the world a current, fresh way to test their Oracle skills and to demonstrate their prowess.
The certification is included with a LISA subscription. If you’d like to know more, please get in touch on

Next steps

For a taster of our LISA training, access the free trial here.

Sign up for the full LISA training here.

About Rich Gibbons

Rich has been in the world of IT and software licensing since 2003, having been a software sales manager for a VAR, a Microsoft licensing endorsed trainer, and now an ITAM analyst looking at software licensing and cloud.

A Northerner renowned for his shirts, Rich is a big Hip-Hop head, and loves travel, football in general (specifically MUFC), baseball, Marvel, and reading as many books as possible. Finding ways to combine all of these with ITAM & software licensing is always fun!

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