Why an Oracle upgrade can cost more than expected

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On the face of it, upgrading your Oracle applications and databases may seem an easy choice. Upgrading means you’re on the vendor’s top tier of support, and so won’t see such steep price increases, and you’re generally keeping yourself in the vendors’ good books.   Some may argue that you’re also keeping up with the latest technology, and so therefore, the newest benefits (although most innovative changes we’ve seen have been mostly cosmetic in recent …

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Oracle Support vs third-party support

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Some organisations may view Oracle Support as their ‘lifeline’ and are unwilling to give it up. But consider how valuable that ‘lifeline’ actually is, and how it compares to the services available from a third-party support provider, such as Support Revolution.
Compare our support service against Oracle’s, and identify three distinct reasons why organisations should consider the switch.

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Don’t put all your eggs in the Oracle basket

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In the lead up to Easter, we have some sage advice for all Oracle customers, specifically ones that are devoted to the brand. These are what some might refer to as an Oracle house. Our Easter message to you is this: don’t put all your eggs in one basket. The all-or-nothing approach doesn’t always win. What is an ‘Oracle house?’ …

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Ten years of Oracle Support – what did it cost?

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For many organisations, Oracle support costs are a background expense, something that simply keeps happening because it always has done and always will. But it isn’t until you put the figures down on paper – namely how much your costs have increased, and how quickly – when you realise that changes need to be made.

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Planning your Oracle Database upgrade and support roadmap

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What should you be doing with your Oracle Database? Hundreds of thousands of organisations across a variety of industries use Oracle Database. This is why Oracle Database is widely accepted as one of the top software databases in the world, having first started back in 1979. Since then, Oracle Database has gone through numerous developments and new versions, including Oracle …

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