201712.26
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How to Mitigate Five IBM Licensing Risks

Because IBM products like WebSphere, DB2, Tivoli, Informix, and Lotus Notes are expensive, and companies cannot always easily or quickly verify compliance, companies are facing substantial unbudgeted financial risks associated with IBM licensing. For example, if a company is trying to license under IBM’s Sub-Capacity license rules and fails to adhere to all of the…

201712.06
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Licensing Oracle in the Cloud (Microsoft, Amazon or Oracle)

Julie Machal-Fulks, The ITAM Review, 12/06/2017 Increasingly, companies are considering outsourcing datacenter workloads to third-party hosted or cloud environments. Software publishers like Oracle are not only publishing guidance on how to count licenses that are installed in a third-party cloud environment, Oracle is also offering its own cloud solutions to customers. Although moving the Oracle…

201710.30
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Using an Oracle Server Worksheet to Respond to Oracle Licensing Inquiries

If your business receives an inquiry from Oracle requesting that you complete an Oracle Server Worksheet, you should proceed with caution. Answering the question without consulting a licensing expert and carefully evaluating the relevant license agreements can result in increased licensing fees, possible audits, and penalties. Before responding to an Oracle inquiry, it is important…

201705.17
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Know Your Rights: Legal Approaches to Minimizing Oracle Audit & Compliance Risk

Oracle software is used by a wide range of enterprises.  Oracle’s audit practice has continued to grow and many customers are surprised by the outcomes in Oracle audits.  In some instances, audits results in millions of dollars in licensing exposure. During this webinar, Julie Machal – Fulks covers: Typical Oracle Licensing Metrics, including Unlimited License…

201703.21
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Know Your Rights: Legal Approaches to Minimizing Oracle Audit and Compliance Risk

Compliance Manager Summit, March 2017 How do other organizations weather an Oracle audit? Looking for success stories and winning strategies? In this session, attorney Julie Machal-Fulks of Scott & Scott illustrated how Oracle’s audit program has impacted many of her clients. She revealed the many flavors of an Oracle audit, common surprises, the legal implications of your…

201702.17
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Seeking Help for an SIIA Audit

After receiving a request from the Software & Information Industry Association (“SIIA”), many companies choose to conduct an internal audit of software installed on their networks. There are multiple considerations regarding the strategy for conducting an audit, including, but not limited to, the  nature of the company’s record-keeping, the size of the company, the size of…