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  • Oracle audits: Amazon RDS and questionable sales tactics?

    Oracle v Envisage Earlier this year (May 2021), Oracle started legal proceedings against Envisage Technologies LLC and the case centered around alleged under-licensing in their Amazon RDS environment. What is Amazon RDS? Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a cloud-based Platform...

  • What is a software audit? four types explained

    Whiteboard Wednesday Episode 4: What is a software audit? four types explained. Whiteboard Wednesday is me, a whiteboard and learning about all things IT Asset Management (ITAM), every Wednesday! This week we explore four types of software audit. Please...

  • Podcast episode 83: COVID-19 and ITAM

    We’re at least 3 months into the COVID-19 outbreak and still learning more details about the virus on a regular basis. This is also the case for businesses – everyone is still working to understand exactly what the impact is for them, how they can mitigate it, and what the long-terms...

  • Adobe and The Cloud

    In this video, Patrick de Veer of b.lay describes what exactly the Adobe Cloud is, recommends some techniques for end users when negotiating with them and how to keep up with the pace of their audits. Patrick will be speaking on day 2 at both our UK and USA conferences this year...

  • Oracle Best Practice Guide – Part 2

    This is the second in our series on Oracle Best Practice. To view part 1, please click here. This part of our Oracle Best Practice series is all about Oracle audits, and what to do if you are unfortunate enough to be audited by Oracle or Oracle LMS. ORACLE AUDITS Do not ignore Oracle! If...

  • Audits are getting out of hand

    In this video: What I learnt at the IBM & SAP Seminar in London last week The state of audits in the software industry An update on Campaign for Clear Licensing activity Support the Campaign and supercharge your licensing knowledge by joining our events in New York next week:

  • The Retaliatory Tactics of Mega-Vendors

    I was recently commissioned to write a whitepaper by Concorde Solutions. The executive summary is as follows: “The IT Industry is facing four major disruptive trends: The Migration to Cloud environments Consumer-led Demand Austerity and Transparency The Retaliatory Tactics of Mega-Vendors The...

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