Month: September 2008

iOracle – Check Your Licensing, Please.

Oracle is offering free business applications – through Oracle Business Indicators – for the Apple iPhone (I hear a lot of cheering out there). iPhone users can now view and interact with Oracle Business Intelligence Applications that include financial, human resources, supply chain and customer relationship management analytics, as well as analytical alerts generated by Oracle Delivers, an integrated component of OBIEE. User configuration options allow users to select the relevant indicators to their role and preferences for browsing. Just […]

Oracle Earnings: Not Bad…

Despite the financial crisis, Oracle has exceeded expectations. Regardless of its recent positive earnings release – they have predicted a significant slowdown for next quarter in software license sales, which some analysts believe may be an indication of a slowdown in IT altogether. With Oracle Open World and a flurry of new product announcements, the company is hoping that its broad product lines will keep the company’s momentum moving forward in the impending bad economy. With such a wide range […]

Mitigating Factors in Software Licensing

Similar to investing in the financial markets, mitigating software licensing risk is about gathering information. Here are 5 quick guidelines that will help: 1- Create a repository where vendor information is stored. Make certain that this includes a comprehensive database of what software is currently installed and where; how many competitive vendors are currently being used and all the paper work. 2- Identify any unsupported software. Costs for emergency updates or repairs to unsupported software can be very high. 3- […]

Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld 2008 – phew! What an event. Here is a wrap up of news from the show – lots happening! Day 1 Official Announcement of Oracle Beehive Collaboration Platform http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=10121 http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/software/2008/0809231031.asp?O=FPTOP&S=Business&A=BUS http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/09/not_getting_stu.html MyOracle Support http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/017506_EN.doc A New Version of Oracle VM http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/017503_EN.doc http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/151380/oracle_updates_database_middleware_lineup.html Day 2 Database 11g Release 2 Still Under Wraps http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Database/Details-of-Oracle-Database-11g-Release-2-Remain-Under-Wraps-at-OpenWorld/ Oracle WebCenter Suite http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3773801/Oracle+Keeps+Building+on+Spoils+From+BEA.htm http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/oracle-extends-enterprise-20-leadership/story.aspx?guid=%7B0CA3C10D-60BF-4938-87F2-97EB448FE247%7D&dist=hppr http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/017544_EN?rssid=rss_ocom_pr Getting into Retail with Advanced Auto Parts http://www.ibtimes.com/prnews/20080923/ca-oracle-advnce-auto.htm Day 3 Big News from Oracle and HP: Oracle is entering the […]

Does Oracle Require a License for a Development Environment?

We get this question a lot.  In most cases, companies may user Oracle Full use licenses in a development environment by downloading Oracle products from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).  Users must agree to the Oracle Technology Network Developer License Terms, which gives licensing rights to the single user to use the application(s) in a development environment only.  The OTN Development License also limits the use of the product to only one person and limits installation of the product to […]

Larry isn’t worried

With the financial crisis (or should I say crises) happening faster than a bunch of falling dominoes, Larry Ellison is unconcerned about how this will affect Oracle and technology spending (in general).  The fact that Oracle’s “exposure to banking customers is in the low-single digits” with an even lower exposure to US banks could be the reason Larry has kept on smiling.   In fact, revenues grew 18% compared to last year’s 4th quarter.  Well, if Larry isn’t worried, why should […]

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