Why a CIO should sweat their Oracle Database

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A huge number of organisations are using Oracle Database, on which they host their applications and estate, sometimes even hosting products from other providers like SAP. Many organisations will be running multiple databases on different versions delivering multiple systems across their estate. But should Oracle Database users continue to follow Oracle and keep upgrading their databases just because Oracle say …

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Oracle ULA customer? Beware these five traps

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What is a ULA? An Oracle ULA (Unlimited Licence Agreement) is an agreed contract between Oracle and an organisation. The organisation is charged one up-front fee which pays for licences on an unlimited basis, covering a selected set of Oracle products, and lasts for a fixed period. A typical ULA term is three years. However, Oracle will use any angle …

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How we are helping airlines reduce IT costs in-year

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At a time when its industry has been impacted dramatically, we’ve helped an airline reduce costs, save much-needed IT budget, and take back control of its IT roadmap. As we’ve mentioned in a previous blog post, the travel and transport industry is currently at a standstill. Now more than ever, organisations in this sector need to prioritise cash-saving initiatives that …

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Oracle Public Cloud vs Private Cloud

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If your organisation is considering (or using) Oracle Public Cloud or Private Cloud, you might want to weigh up the benefits of each. In this post, we tell you which is best for each criteria, and how you can get out of the situation that you’re in. Control: Private wins Both are platforms that organisations can use to host their …

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Is Oracle’s Cloud obsession damaging its foundations?

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Oracle’s recent messaging is Cloud-obsessive and indifferent to its legacy customers. Our latest blog questions whether its profitable past is enough to hold up its optimistic future. In the ERP market, it seems to be impossible to escape the Cloud. From SAP’s SaaS product S/4HANA and Amazon’s AWS, to Microsoft’s Azure Container Service and Google’s Container Engine, it feels like …

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What to expect from New Year’s (support) resolutions

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It’s that time of year again. As 2019 ends and 2020 begins, you are probably considering your New Year’s Resolutions. It’s the time for promises that we make to ourselves like going to the gym or starting a new hobby. You’ve probably seen a hundred blog and social posts already about how to make and keep your New Year’s resolution. …

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Oracle free tier services: free trial or free trap?

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A lot of services come with their own free trial period (such as Oracle free tier services). It’s often 30 days of use without spending a penny. It’s a way of trying on the product, to see if it’s a decent fit. But a free trial period, whatever it’s for, is something to keep an eye on. It can lure …

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Amazon leaves Oracle Support

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Amazon leaves Oracle – cause to celebrate in November 2019. On 1 November, it turned off its Oracle data warehouse, and in a huge act of on-premise hosting, migrated their enterprise from Oracle to its own Amazon Web Services (AWS). It required a move of 75 petabytes of internal data stored in nearly 7,500 Oracle Databases. All had to be …

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