Cancel Oracle auto renewal blog

You need to cancel your Oracle Support auto-renewal now

We’ve written before about the dangers of Oracle’s recent contractual changes to its support agreements (auto-renewals, matching service policies, etc.) – but now we’ve got one clear reason to tell you to cancel your auto-renewal: Auto-renewals mean automatic price rises. You read that right. We’ve been trying to find out why so many Oracle customers have been talking to us …

Oracle Security Blog

Oracle Security Update: CVE-2019-2725

On Friday 26th April 2019, Oracle released a new “out of band” security alert for WebLogic Server, affecting versions 10.3.6 and 12.1.3: CVE-2019-2725. “Out of band” updates and alerts are usually critical as they occur outside of Oracle’s usual update/patching schedule. This is because Oracle thinks that the corresponding issue is important and damaging enough that you need to do …

Oracle Price Rises

Oracle increase support and maintenance charges by 4%

So what are you getting from Oracle’s price rises? We’ve spoken to many companies worldwide who were shocked to see their annual support bill increase by a whopping 4%. This price rise has come as a surprise to many people who have previously only seen smaller (but still significant) increases to their annual bills. “Customer outrage at these price hikes …

Oracle Job Cut Impacts

Oracle job cuts: Will anyone be there to pick up the phone?

Last month Oracle laid off a large section of their workforce at short notice and with no warning. But what will Oracle job cuts mean for your ERP support? They haven’t revealed how many employees have been cut, but various posters on theLayoff.com, (a site for people affected by layoffs) have been giving insider info and tips, indicating that the …

Cancelling Oracle Contract

Why we cancelled our Oracle Gold partnership

We setup PDG Consulting (the forerunner to Support Revolution) in 1998 to work alongside Oracle and SAP as consultants and systems implementors. This was a pivotal step in our development as we grew a solid pool of technical talent and experience in both Oracle and SAP ERP (which is why we’re so good at providing support!). But while we quickly …

Oracle Moves to the Cloud

It’s taken Oracle six years to move to their own cloud

And they’re still not done yet… Oracle has recently been making noises about its successful transition to its own cloud services. There have been a lot of high-fives and back-slapping over the fact they have taken SIX YEARS to transition most of their business to their own cloud. The worst part though is that they aren’t even fully migrated yet; …

Oracle Upgrade

Oracle EBS R12.2.8 available, but is it worth the hype?

Our highlights of Oracle’s E-Business Suite (EBS) R12.2.8 This month Oracle have released EBS R12.2.8 as their latest E-Business Suite version, which their marketing team state includes new features, statutory and regulatory updates, and enhancements for stability, performance and security. This is a cumulative update, so what this means is that as well as providing new updates for this release, …

Cancelling Oracle Contract

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 …

Security

Oracle & SAP security patching failings highlighted by ‘WannaCry’

The recent WannaCry ransomware attack affected many organisations from both the public and private sectors across all continents. It targeted IT systems by encrypting data, then demanded ransom payments in untraceable Bitcoin. May’s attacks were thought to have infected over 230,000 computerised systems in over 150 countries, with the UK’s NHS widely affected and reports of 70,000 devices disrupted including …