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...
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.
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...
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...
Nice to have, negotiable or non-negotiable
This audit defence / software contract negotiation checklist has kindly been shared by Chris Moffett for The ITAM Review community. Thanks Chris!
This list contains items that are nice to have, negotiable or non-negotiable for inclusion...
By Walker White, President, BDNA
Today’s enterprises are balancing a dynamic IT portfolio, from cloud infrastructure and BYOD to a network of apps and even IoT devices. This complex array of assets makes it critical for enterprises to accurately track their IT portfolio,...
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.
Do not ignore Oracle!
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:
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
Austerity and Transparency
The Retaliatory Tactics of Mega-Vendors
Root Cause Analysis not Bandaids
If organizations are to escape the painful cycle of firefighting against software audits and progress towards fully-fledged software asset management the focus needs to be on managing and acting on exceptions.
That is, identifying where leakages in...