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Oracle licensing revenue up slightly is not a need to panic

So, I’ve waited until the reporters, stories, rumors and commentary has died down somewhat before weighing in on Oracle (ORCL, Fortune 500) third quarter earnings.  OK, so the numbers didn’t quite meet projected growth.  Did people really expect that to happen with today’s environment and Oracle aggressive acquisition strategy? The theory that companies will stop buying applications or “squeeze more” out of their current applications to save money is just not realistic. A company can stop buying new Oracle licenses, […]

Week in Review (Around the World): Software Licensing and Compliance

In the News This Week ·    CIO How a European Bank Got Oracle to Surrender Key Software Licensing… ·    CNN Money Virtualization Real Issue For Software Licensing/ ·   ComputerWeekly Court ruling strengthens UK patents on software It follows an appeal case brought by software licensing company, Symbian, after a patent application was rejected by the Intellectual Property Office. ·   Trusted Views Microsoft Licenses Adobe Flash For Windows Mobile ·   WebProNews Enterprise Software Up Google’s Alley?

Week in Review (Around the World): Software Licensing and Compliance

In the News This Week · BizJournals.com Former Quovadx execs agree to SEC fines The SEC alleged the two in 2003 orchestrated “the fraudulent recognition of over $12 million in software licensing revenue” by Greenwood Village-based … · ComputerWeekly.com CIOs in strong position to help businesses fight slowdown … which carry the double costs of migrating away from the custom code, and the software licensing costs of the migration tools themselves…. · CNN.com Red Hat adds top intellectual property lawyers […]

Term vs. Perpetual Licensing—When Does Choosing a Term License Make More Sense Than a Perpetual License?

If you’re anticipating the need for additional Oracle licensing and your budget is small, you may be better off with a term license.  Depending on the business need – it may work out to your business’ benefit. What exactly is a term license? Oracle, for example, generally offers a one, two, three, four or even five-year term license. These licenses can be extended by purchasing an additional term or a perpetual license. The cost of a term license depends upon […]

Virtualization: The Promise land?

Software can be sold as a virtual appliance with its own OS to run as a virtual machine on your existing server or VMware using cloud computing. Is this the future? The benefits: flexibility and maintenance for software delivery. But many don’t support virtualization platforms….yet. Oracle’s virtualization technology goes hand in hand with support for their apps. In fact, Oracle has announced that its virtualization software will support both Oracle and non-Oracle applications. They are one of the ones ahead […]

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