Navigating Microsoft License Verification Audits

Keli Johnson Swan  Comments (0)
Microsoft, like other software publishers, routinely audits customers to help ensure that it is protecting the value of its intellectual property.  Microsoft verifies its customers’ compliance using several methods. Microsoft License Verification (also, Software Asset...

Oracle Licensing: Hard Partitioning and Disaster Recovery

Stephen F. Pinson  Comments (0)
When licensing Oracle products, many businesses fail to understand the licensing requirements for virtual technologies and disaster recovery.  These licensing mistakes can result in significant unbudgeted expenses related to Oracle software licensing. (1) Virtualization Virtualized...

Oracle Audit Risks

Christopher Barnett  Comments (0)
Oracle maintains what I consider to be the most aggressive audit program of any major software publisher. Its licensing rules can be extremely difficult to understand, and they frequently are not clearly stated in the...