Category: Oracle audit

8 Signs You’re About To Be Audited For Non-Compliance

Oracle Software Audits, Microsoft Software Audits and IBM Software Audits can be challenging, time consuming and expensive.  Preparation is the key factor.  If these items apply to your organization, it’s likely you could soon be audited for non-compliance. 1. Merger, Acquisition or Divestment Software companies like Oracle, Microsoft and IBM know that tracking software assets can be difficult during a merger, acquisition or divestment. When databases get merged and assets combined, licenses are often the last thing on IT staff’s […]

Oracle Enterprise Metrics

For large companies that utilize Oracle products, one of the main goals often remains sustaining both manageability and cost.  In order to do so, Oracle provides a number of different ways in which to license their products.  A range of factors influences which particular licensing model makes the most sense for a given product. What type of environment will this product be used in, such as production, pre-production, or development? Is the user base expanding, contracting or remaining the same? […]

Licensing Oracle Apex

Oracle APEX – The Skinny on this Skinny App Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a web-based software development environment that runs on an Oracle database. It is considered a “Low Code” application. APEX permits developers to go from no code to low code to more code (https://blogs.oracle.com/oraclemagazine/from-low-code-to-high-control &  https://apex.oracle.com/lowcode/ ). Oracle APEX is fully supported and comes standard as part of all Oracle Database editions. As of Oracle 11g, APEX installed by default as part of the core database install. […]

Is Your Organization Out of Software Compliance following a Merger, Acquisition, or Divestiture?

Executive Summary A merger, acquisition or divestiture initiative can pose a serious software license management risk. When considering such initiatives, organizations should review all licensing agreements to ascertain if they are freely transferable between organizations. Non-compliance can lead to an audit failure, significant penalties, and expensive software purchasing fees that can be completely unexpected and at times unnecessary. Risks/Considerations Software licensing agreements typically include language that states licenses as non-transferrable and may be unusable until the organization obtains the software […]

Oracle Advanced Compression: Compliance Risks When Using Advanced Compression Options

Executive Summary IT leaders focused on Oracle compliance risks are often unaware of the challenges in preventing Oracle Advanced Compression options from being triggered unintentionally. Failure to identify and implement Oracle Advanced Compression options according to entitlements in the Oracle estate can lead to an audit failure and significant penalty fees. Key Challenges: Determine which Oracle features and options are required for the organization Prevent employees from using Oracle options and features that the organization is not licensed for Continually […]

Embedded versus Full Use Oracle License

There’s no technical difference between an embedded version of an Oracle license and a full use version of an Oracle license.  It’s essentially the same product.  The only difference is the licensing definition and rules that pertain to each.  When you purchase an Oracle license, you do not own the license; you just simply own the right to use the software in a very specific way.  When you have an embedded license versus a full use license, it’s the same […]

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