Download the Output Report from this Corporate IT Forum workshop.
Oracle licensing is complex and changes over time, many organisations and third party experts have difficulty with it. This report has been compiled from experience shared during a Corporate IT Forum workshop attended by 13 IT professionals representing 11 organisations. Represented industries included financial services, construction, government agencies, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and utilities. Many of these organisations have a large and complex Oracle infrastructure, and were themselves quite expert in Oracle licensing.
Topics discussed in detail were evaluating licensing models and options, understanding and mitigating additional costs, negotiation and renegotiation, and audit preparation and settlement. A representative from a major organisation specialising in licensing (mainly for Microsoft and Oracle) gave an expert presentation. This provided many revealing insights into how Oracle licensing and its compliance auditing processes work.
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