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Java Licensing & Audit Guide 2022 – Free Java vs Paid Java Types

Java Licensing can be a challenge for organizations looking to avoid an audit failure All commercial entities are required to have a Java Subscription for every devices that uses Java, which is probably every server, desktop and laptop Oracle has halted its free maintenance for Oracle Java to commercial users effective after the January 2019 update In Oracle’s view, every desktop and server uses Java. This could translate into hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars annually for subscriptions […]

Microsoft’s Bundling Strategy: Amassing Market Share While Hobbling Government IT

The new report addresses the question that nearly every IT professional must answer: Should my organization purchase a bundle of solutions from a single vendor or mix-and-match the “best-of-breed” services from multiple providers to meet our needs? Miro examined Microsoft, one of the IT industry’s most widespread software providers, and found a best-of-breed approach is superior, particularly when it comes to cost savings and security posture. This was particularly true for public sector customers (government agencies and departments), a major […]

Microsoft Products Reaching End-of-Life in 2025

It’s not that far away. 2025. That year (and into 2026) spells the end of some on-premises software and end-of-support dates. This could leave your organization with unsupported software. And if there are regulations imposed whereby that cannot be abided, then there’s some work to do. However, some of the alternatives could be limiting – or, at least, more costly. Microsoft has increased its focus on subscriptions be they on-premise or cloud-based. This blog intends to provide an overview of […]

Java Licensing & Audits Webinar

Join us for this informative webinar where we’ll discuss how to avoid failing a Java audit. Date: Oct 5, 2022 Time: 2:30pm EDT Online Webinar – Register Here Topics: Java audit details & penalties Java versions still free Subscription version costs Free Java alternatives Support schedules Terms & conditions more… Register for the Webinar Here: https://miroconsulting.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZhUvoI0YQf2fRCLCqCrj3w

OCI Support Rewards Program versus OCI Discount Schedule, What Makes More Sense For You?

In July 2021, Oracle announced the OCI Support Rewards program, which provides credits against a client’s usage of OCI services.  Credits of between 25 and 33 cents can be earned for every dollar spent on OCI PaaS and IaaS services, and can then be used against a client’s On Premise Tech license renewals. While the program was introduced in July, it officially went live in November.  As part of the breakdown of the program in our previous Blog on the […]

Oracle Database 12.1 Support is Changing to Sustaining Support as of August 2022.  Is it Time for You to Upgrade?

Oracle’s Database version 12.1 is moving to Sustaining Support at the end of July 2022.  If you are one of the many Oracle customers still making use of this version, it may be time to start thinking about an upgrade. Oracle products go through 3 cycles of Support during the lifetime of a given version.  Premier Support for current versions, which typically lasts for 5 years.  Optional Extended Support which gives almost all of the same benefits as Premier, albeit […]

Upcoming Webinar: Microsoft Azure vs AWS

On June 28th, Miro Consulting’s Tim Hegedus will address some of the major differences between Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) and help you to determine which cloud is right for you. Topics will include: Hybrid Model Support Features & Differences Virtual Network Cloud vs Private Cloud Licensing Methodology Costs more… June 28th @ 2:30 – 3:00 PM ET Click here to register for event: https://miroconsulting.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FlH7DvqkS1G70GR-yxrmXA

Microsoft SQL Server Big Data Clusters

Early retirement. It’s something we all – well, most of us – dream about. But not when it comes to software features! Microsoft announced that it is retiring SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters on February 28, 2025. That’s right after Mainstream Support ends (currently scheduled for January 14, 2025), but nearly five (5) years before Extended Support ends. SQL Server Big Clusters – released as a feature of Version 2019 – is a deployment method allowing SQL Server to […]

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