fbpx
 

Blog

Blog

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 […]

Hidden Costs: Oracle On-Premise vs Oracle Cloud

Hidden Costs and Limitations of Commercial Software Solutions Rather than building your own in-house applications, commercial off-the-shelf software such as On-Premise Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), or a cloud-based solution may sound like interesting options, but what is best for your situation, and what are the licensing options and limitations? When considering candidates, considerations should include: Cloud versus On-Premise. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each solution, and how does it affect your applications usages and needs, now and in […]

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Compliance Warning: Customizations

Making even one small customization can put you out of compliance when using Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Oracle E-Business Suite comes with “a restricted-use license for the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, Oracle Internet Application Server Enterprise Edition, which includes WebLogic Server Basic, and a limited set of other products.” According to Oracle, Organizations using an Oracle EBS Application must use them in their “vanilla”, or “out-of-the-box” state, and modifications exceeding the restrictions of the embedded licensing will result in additional […]

Work from Home Microsoft Licensing Compliance

Many organizations may not have considered the proper Microsoft licensing needed for remote workers. The idea of remote workers is not a new concept but some organizations still require most of their employees to work in corporate locations, and their licenses were purchased with that in mind. Server Licenses Most organizations license their Microsoft server products with per user Client Access Licenses. The per user option will allow users to access from corporate locations as well as remote access without […]

Oracle Database Standard Edition High Availability

Oracle announced a High Availability option for use with Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 (SE2) beginning with version 19c.  So far, as of Release Update 19.7, Oracle has included these operating systems: Linux, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows.  More are planned in the future. Oracle customers can still use the maximum supported 16 CPU threads per instance during normal operations as well as Failover. Rather than using RAC as before, RACless version 19 SE2 customers can use free of charge storage […]

IBM Disaster Recovery States

The primary driver for licensing DR for IBM is the software title and version. There may be specific licensing rules for the software product, and those will override the general DR licensing rules. Before giving an example of specific software title examples, here are the standby states as IBM defines them: HOT – processing requests. Otherwise, known as Active-Active solution with logical replication. WARM – started but not processing requests. In other words, IDLE or Active-Passive solution like IBM’s PowerHA […]

Oracle Pluggable Databases; aka Multitenant

Pluggable databases were one of the new features of 12c. All Oracle databases before Oracle Database 12c were non-CDBs. Oracle has termed “multi-tenancy” to describe the process of creating a CDB that contains many “tenant” PDB’s. Starting at 12c, this was available as a paid Enterprise Option called Multitenant (NUP $350, Processor $17,500). The multitenant architecture enables an Oracle database to function as a multitenant container database (CDB). A CDB includes zero, one, or many customer-created pluggable databases (PDBs). Multitenant […]

In Archive