Amazon moves off Oracle

Amazon plans a speedy getaway from Oracle?

Amazon is a long-time user of Oracle and its technologies, but for how long? Since Amazon launched AWS and its own provision of data centre technologies, it’s been turning lots of its longtime suppliers (like Oracle) into heated rivals. And as Amazon’s own technologies began to match the usual lineup, rumours started circulating about which suppliers Amazon will begin to …

Have you applied the Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2018-1176 yet?

Have you applied the Oracle Security Alert for CVE-2018-11776 yet?

Oracle release security alerts in-between their quarterly Critical Patch Updates to shore up issues in their systems. These are NOT automatically applied for you though meaning that you could be vulnerable. The latest Oracle security alert (a vulnerability in Apache Struts 2) was released on the 31st August meaning you could have been at risk for over a month. This …

Our visit to the Gartner London 2018 IT Summit

We’re back from the Gartner London 2018 IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor & Asset Management Summit. We’d like to thank everyone who came to talk to us at this highly energetic event, and for all the questions and interest you had in 3rd party support for Oracle and SAP. So what were the highlights of the event for us? You asked …

Leaving Oracle Whitepaper

How to give notice to Oracle

If you are an Oracle customer, it’s likely that you may be paying a large amount to Oracle to maintain your databases and software. But is this really necessary? What value are you currently getting from your Oracle support and maintenance? When did the last Oracle software upgrade provide you with new value-adding functionality? When was the last security patch …

SAP: “The End of Innovation”?

With many IT budgets being squeezed, it is worth examining the validity of one of the most common reasons SAP customers give for remaining with SAP support; access to software upgrades that provide new functionality. When SAP released version ECC 6 of their ERP software in 2006, they introduced the concept of Enhancement Packages (EHP), which could be installed to …

Public Sector Customers: Save Up To 90% on G-Cloud 10

Did you know that you could save up to 90% on your Oracle & SAP support and maintenance fees on G-Cloud 10? If you are a Public Sector organisation, you could join customers such as UK Shared Business Services, the National Audit Office and the Bank of England who have already made massive savings on their Oracle and SAP bills. …

Manufacturing Today: Industry 4.0 – A Different Revolution

Mark Smith asks: Does Industry 4.0 demand the latest and greatest ERP? There’s wide agreement that Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, is here. But what it actually means for manufacturers still seems to be up for debate. Digital transformation, the use of sensors and IoT devices, and the creation of much more data will all undoubtedly feature, but …

Gartner 2018 IaaS Magic Quadrant: See which Cloud offerings are the best…

Gartner publishes it’s “Magic Quadrant” every year detailing their findings on various hot topics. One of the hottest from May 2018 is which Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) suppliers are viewed as the best choice. In their wisdom, Gartner suggests that Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are way out in front, with Oracle languishing in the bottom left …