Oracle Support Cost Saving Strategies

One of the biggest expenses involved in Oracle software licensing is support. Oracle support costs 22% of your license costs EACH YEAR. This means that after 5 years, your organization will have paid more for support than it paid for the original product. That is a hefty price but, in many instances, a necessary one. […]

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Oracle Master Agreement Facts

4 Oracle Master Agreement facts Mitigate audit risk by understanding your Oracle contracts If your business treats the Oracle Masters Agreement (OMA) (previously known as the Oracle License and Service Agreement (OLSA)) the same way most people treat service agreements, simply clicking “I agree” without thinking, you could quickly find your business in non-compliance. Oracle […]

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How to get the highest discount on your Oracle Software Licenses

If you work with Oracle long enough you will become familiar with the range of discounts that can be obtained. If you buy through Oracle’s website, you will get 10% off. However, if you buy through an Oracle partner, your discount can range from about 15 to 30%. Depending on the size and uniqueness of […]

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Oracle License Compliance in 5 questions

5 Tips to Ensure Oracle License Compliance How would you feel if a police officer knocked on your door with a warrant to search the premises? The answer to that question probably depends on how well you know what is inside your house. If you are on top of everything in the house and aware of […]

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Purchasing Oracle Software Licenses through a Partner

Fact or Fiction: It’s More Expensive with an Oracle Partner When you partner with and independent licensing expert, you get the benefit of their years of experience dealing with Oracle. Good Oracle partners know what discount levels Oracle can approve, and why. Great Oracle partners, like Guardian Eagle, will never let you pay more for licenses […]

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5 signs you are next to be audited by Oracle

Theoretically, an Oracle software license audit is executed at random, but that’s not to say there aren’t triggers that can influence who is next. When your company is approached by Oracle Licensing Management Service (LMS) for an audit, you are legally bound to cooperate. LMS is Oracle’s internal organization that focuses on the proper use […]

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Oracle’s Standard Edition 2

What:  Effective Dec 1, 2015, Oracle will no longer sell Standard Edition (SE) or Standard Edition One (SE1) database editions. Instead, they have introduced Standard Edition 2 (SE2), a new Edition with some subtleties that will vary in importance from customer to customer. NOTE: this doesn’t affect Oracle Enterprise Edition Users. We have distilled down a full presentation […]

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How to Reduce Oracle Audit Risks

If Oracle audited you today, would you pass? Oracle’s licensing rules are complicated and often times not all options are put on the table. Guardian Eagle has over 50 combined years of selling Oracle software licenses and knows the ins-and-outs better than most Oracle Sales reps, and almost all of our customers. Nobody wants to […]

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