4 Questions to Ask to Optimize Your SQL Server Investment

March 9, 2017

Microsoft has continued to invest heavily in SQL product development with its SQL offerings for IMDBMS, NoSQL (Doc and K-V), multiple cloud dbPaaS offerings, built-in access to analytics (supporting HTAP), and mobility support. But as SQL Server evolves, so does the complexity in its licensing.


7 Quick Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Oracle Cloud Investments

March 7, 2017

The cloud comes with many promising benefits – vendor-managed, lower operations costs, reduced licensing complexity, fewer software asset management requirements...and the list goes on. Oracle has embraced this trend with efforts to incentivize Oracle Cloud contracts into customer agreements.


Licensing Oracle Database for Disaster Recovery

February 28, 2017

Organizations of every kind rely on readily available access to their data. For this reason, sound data recovery plans are essential to ensure that crucial information is not lost in the event of a disaster. While implementing this type of plan is vital, it is also important that organizations are properly licensed for the software required for these plans. When it comes to Oracle Database, many customers remain confused about what licensing is required for their disaster recovery installations. This confusion can lead customers to overspend on Oracle, or, conversely, can lead to license shortfalls that may be costly should Oracle decide to audit. Understanding how to properly license Oracle is a key step in your disaster recovery plan.


The Importance of Properly Managing Your Oracle E-Business Suite Licenses

December 6, 2016


Nothing Happens in Isolation: Common Examples of Software Licensing Mistakes

November 29, 2016

It's easy to focus on a single aspect of an IT project, especially when implementing new solutions, upgrading systems, or simply changing software vendors. Anytime something in the environment changes, it’s likely going to touch many areas of your business and impact other solutions already in place. Because of this you have to consider what systems, applications, devices, and users will be touched by this new solution.


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