Category: Guides

Why Oracle neglects support quality

Why Oracle neglects support quality Oracle has been losing ground in the on-premise database market. Since 2019, it has fallen from 1st to 3rd for overall database revenue. They are now lagging behind both Microsoft and Amazon respectively.   In this guide, we take a look at why this along with other factors has led to a decline in support quality

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Dealing with rising inflation

Inflation vs IT Budgets A recent survey from the Office for National Statistics showed that 4 in 10 of organisations plan to absorb rising costs due to inflation and a further 2 in 10 planned to pass this cost increase onto customers. But what is the best way to ride out the inflation wave and stay competitive during this period? 

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Cloud War

The Cloud War The lucrative market of the Cloud has enticed several mega-vendors in the software industry, and the competition is getting more and more heated. In this guide, the question of who is winning (and who is most definitely losing) is analysed. We’ll take a look at the strategies that are being used on both sides, and why one

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Hybrid Cloud: The best of both worlds

Hybrid Cloud: The best of both worlds The term ‘Cloud’ has been thrown around a lot during the last few years and has been used as an umbrella term for a great many things. There have been countless reports on ‘Cloud strategies being accelerated’ so it may sound like if you aren’t already 100% Cloud-based then you’re behind the curve.

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Is AWS about to take over the database market?

Is AWS about to take over the database market? In this guide, we’ll analyse why Amazon really decided to take on the database market and, more specifically, Oracle. Oracle has dominated the database sector for over 20 years, forming some what of an ecosystem around Oracle products. The success of Oracle’s ERP solution gave the vendor easy access to the

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How to escape your Oracle ULA

How to escape your Oracle ULA Many organisations consider entering ULAs, most commonly organisations experiencing periods of rapid growth. A discount is a rare thing from Oracle, especially when it comes to licensing, so why are organisations jumping into these long-term contracts?  In this guide, we will highlight the reasons for and against an organisation choosing to look at an

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Building a business case for third-party support

A business case for third-party support You’ve considered the option of using third-party support for your organisation, its proven to be a viable option for not just cost savings but also improving the service you are receiving currently. Now it’s time to build a business case for your organisation.  An overview of the different benefits of third-party support A template

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ERP security solutions: Traditional patching vs virtual patching

ERP Security Solutions In this guide, we discuss the issues surrounding traditional ERP security patching, comparing traditional patching methods with Support Revolution’s virtual patching solution. Traditional patching is an outdated method that leaves your systems at risk and costs a lot to implement. Virtual patching secures your system straight away, and it’s much more affordable. Discover what options are available

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A template to hand in your notice to Oracle and SAP

With Oracle, you must cancel your auto renewal online, and it must be done at least 32 days before the renewal date. Then, you should send a formal letter to your Oracle account manager informing them of your decision.  Like Oracle, SAP has an auto-renewal in place on its contracts. However, with SAP you must provide 90 days notice prior

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Payroll legislative patching: What are your options?

In this guide, we cover why legislative patches are essential and what the problems are around current methods used by the vendors. We look into what options are available to your organisation, and how you can get better, more affordable patches. There’s also a comparison of the payroll patching services available to you as an Oracle/SAP user, so you can view all

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